Pet adoptions during shelter-in-place have spiked with many shelters saying they can't keep up with the demand(!). This one positive outcome from Covid-19 restrictions.
But what implications will this have as those same restrictions loosen across the nation and we start going about more of our "typical" routines?
1. A surge in shelter pet returns as people get back to the office and school and realize they don't have the time or energy to care for their new pet.
2. An increased need for doggie daycares, pet sitters and walkers for those who are committed to keeping their new pets.
3. Distressed animals who are used to constant companionship, find themselves at home alone. Depression and anxiety may increase in these pets.
What are some of your predictions? We'd love to hear.