Because of quarantine, people have found themselves at home far more often than usual. Dogs have had to adjust to this change, too. With their owners at home more, some dogs are suspicious, while others are getting into more trouble.
While some dogs cuddle with their owners at the computer, others try to stop the owners from logging online. Owners are adjusting, too, by finding creative ways to walk and groom their dogs. Check out these dogs who have been in quarantine for as long as you have.
This Dog Can’t Figure Out Why His Owner Is Still Home
When lockdown first started, many people had to adjust to working from home, including dogs. A Reddit user posted this photo is his dog looking suspicious. “My dog, Ghost, is very suspicious why I’m at home on a workday,” he wrote.
Ghost looks like he’s onto a prank. He knows that something is wrong but can’t figure out what. If only we could explain to dogs that this lockdown isn’t temporary. Hopefully, Ghost became less suspicious over time.
“Now You Can’t Close The Door”
Although we have to stay inside, dogs want to go outside. This dog, Sophie, found a way to prevent her owner from closing the door. She sits in between the sliding door and the wall. How will you get her inside this way?
During quarantine, it seems that dogs want more outdoor time, too. As much as they love lounging around their family, they want to run outside. Let Sophie out because she won’t let you trap her in!
You’re Not The Only One Falling Asleep At Your Desk
When dogs get used to the quarantine routine, they know that they have to wait for their humans to stop working. This dog was waiting for his owner and fell asleep. How adorable is that?
Not only that, but this dog seemed to mimic this owner. “Oh, you’re working at your desk?” he seemed to say. “I’ll sit at the desk, too, until we can play.” It is heartwarming to have a dog as your best friend.
In Quarantine, You Can Have Two Dogs In One
Quarantine has become synonymous with ridiculous projects. With so much time to spare, people are creating hilarious inventions. This pet owner transformed his Dachshund into a Doberman with the power of stilts!
How he managed to wrestle his Dachshund into stilts is a mystery. Another mystery is whether his dog can walk on the stilts. Either way, this project would not have worked if his Dachshund didn’t look like a Doberman. They have the same fur pattern!
Don’t Ask How. We Don’t Know
By now, you’ve likely seen videos of people taking on unique projects during quarantine. Perhaps they fold 1,000 origami birds or remodel their entire house out of boredom. Here, we present what dogs do when they go mad with boredom.
This dog somehow managed to climb on the hanging kitchen cabinets. How? Even the owner doesn’t know. But one thing’s for sure: this dog looks like she’s regretting her decision. It’ll be a struggle to get her down!
“Stop Using Your Computer!”
It’s no secret: During quarantine, everyone is spending more time on the computer. Dogs prefer that we spend less time on the screen and more time with them. And with more chargers around the house, they have the perfect opportunities.
This Redditor’s dog destroyed his cables. Over four days, he kept hiding his laptop charger from the dog, and the dog kept finding it. Now look at it. When pets want to play, your laptop is never safe.
Even Puppy Parents Are Exhausted
Now that parents are at home with their kids 24/7, many are getting exhausted. Even puppy parents have had enough. Here, a mother hides from her puppies by lying in the bathtub.
This poor mom is probably exhausted from raising pups. But dogs don’t get to leave their kids at school. During quarantine, human parents experience the same pain. Best of luck to the parents out there; don’t forget to take a break like this momma dog!
How Sheepdogs Work From Home
While some dogs enjoy a life of luxury, others have to work. This sheepdog usually works hard on the farm, but now, everyone has to quarantine. Don’t worry about the fact that COVID only affects humans–forget about that.
This sheepdog is conducting meetings on Zoom like the rest of us. Who knew that you could herd sheep through a computer screen? They’re even listening attentively to what the dog has to say. What a productive sheepdog!
What Happens When Owners Groom Their Dogs Themselves
When many pet stores and grooming services shut down, some people tried to groom their dogs themselves. These people quickly learned that grooming is no easy feat. Here, an owner gave their dog a mohawk, and then they made the dog look like a lion.
The good news: the dog seems to enjoy his new ‘do. The bad news is that the owner clearly struggles with grooming. Hopefully, this pup can get a proper cut soon1
This Dog Thinks Home Time Is Play Time
When people work outside of the home, dogs get used to them playing when they’re home. But now, home-life is work-life for many dog owners. And some dogs did not understand the line between playtime and working.
This dog doesn’t care that his owner is working on his laptop. By pressing his paws on his owner’s shoulders, he is sure to get attention. Perhaps he is giving his owner a much-needed massage.
A Pup’s Quarantine Birthday Party
Dog birthday parties are popular on social media. Quarantine didn’t change that, but this Redditor made his pup’s birthday quarantine-themed. Loukie’s seventh birthday features a sign that says, “None of you are invited.” The hanging toilet paper roll is a nice touch.
Loukie probably has no idea what this means. From his perspective, he just gets to eat cake and lounge around as usual. Plus, his owner gets to stay at home all day. Quarantine is a win-win situation for dogs.
We Are The Same, After All
This sign, from the perspective of the dogs, says it all. During quarantine, people head to the kitchen just to get up from their desks. Car rides allow us to get out of the house, even if it’s just swinging by the drive-through.
If dogs could talk, they’d probably say, “You’re turning into me!” Especially now, many people seemed to have developed an obsession with tasty food and going outside. Good thing we have dogs to share these interests with.
The Best Way To Work At Home
No matter where you sit, dogs will find a way to lounge with you. This dog has discovered that his owner sits at a computer desk for most of the day, so the pet adjusted. Why sit next to your owner when you can lie on top of him?
The positive aspect of working with your pets is that you can get cuddly like this. But the negative part is that you still have to work. Although this dog looks comfy, he’s still distracting!
“Not My Toy!”
Because of the extra at-home time, many people are doing chores that they would otherwise put off. This dog owner decided to throw her dog’s toys into the washing machine. The poor pup looks terrified!
Fortunately, this dog isn’t losing her favorite toy. It’ll be nice and clean in a few hours. For those wondering, you’re supposed to wash your dog’s toys every two weeks. They can get pretty dirty, especially if your dog takes the toy outside.
This Pup’s New Twin
This dog owner took on an interesting quarantine project; he built a replica of his dog out of Lego blocks. But the dog does not seem amused. “You think this is a joke?” she seems to say to the camera.
From the looks of it, this Corgi does not think that the Legos are her twin. She doesn’t even seem to like it. The owner should keep that Lego sculpture safe, or else the Corgi might “accidentally” knock it over.
A Look Of Pure Guilt
The more you’re around your pets, the more often you’ll notice their shenanigans. This Snapchat user discovered that her pets have a sense of guilt. Look at their faces–both the cat and the dog know that they broke something they shouldn’t have!
If you’re training your pets, quarantine is the best possible time. You’re at home all day and can notice when they misbehave. On the other hand, your dog might interrupt your work more often.
Settling In For A Long Snuggle
During quarantine, a lot of us got used to napping more. That obviously is the case with this gorgeous pup, who is enjoying a very cuddly-looking nap with their special human.
Good luck getting either of them up anytime soon. This nap looks like it’s going to be a record-breaker. The pillow says it all: “Be grateful, give thanks.” That’s exactly what these two are doing, in their own way.
Checking In On Your Work
By nature, dogs are social animals. They prefer to hang by their owners and ensure that their humans are okay. Here, a Twitter user posted this photo and captioned it, “My coworker checking in on me.” That she is!
Quarantined dog-owners know the feeling of their dog staring at them. Especially at the beginning of quarantine, dogs seem curious about what we’re doing. It’s nice to have an attentive coworker, even if the furry coworker naps all day.
Even Puppies Wash Their Paws
Because most illnesses spread through hands, health authorities advise people to wash their hands frequently. For dogs, it’s their paws. This little puppy is showing mom his paws to prove that he washed them.
Puppies might not be able to get COVID (fortunately), but this is a sweet reminder to wash your hands! Wash with soap and water and scrub for at least 20 seconds. If this German Shepherd puppy can wash his paws, you can clean your hands!
When You Can’t Leave The House To Walk Your Dog
Due to quarantine, many people feel nervous about leaving the house, even for dog walks. This owner decided to walk their dog while staying safe inside. They just attached a drone to their Husky’s leash to walk them remotely–genius!
This owner wasn’t the only one, either. In Israel, a viral Twitter video showed a Pomeranian being walked with a drone. Great minds think alike, especially when those minds have an extra drone lying around and a hyperactive, under-walked dog.
How To Always Have Toilet Paper Ready
Remember the toilet paper scare at the beginning of quarantine? People invented creative uses for their extra toilet paper. This Twitter user hung a roll on her dog’s collar. Now, it’ll always be protected–as long as the dog doesn’t walk into the rain.
When people first got possessive over toilet paper, they went to great lengths to preserve it. What’s better than a guard dog? Plus, you’ll always have a roll available by hooking it onto your dog.
Dogs And Cats Approach Quarantine Differently
These satirical newspaper articles illustrate the difference between dogs and cats. Since dogs are incredibly social, they want their owners to stay home forever. But cats enjoy their personal space, so they want their owners to return to work.
Both cats and dogs are blessings during quarantine. But dog owners are rarely left alone! Pups love to hang around their owners and try to play whenever the opportunity arises. If they could make you stay home forever, they would.
A Creative Way To Get Comfy
How many times have you snuggled up with a blanket during quarantine? Probably a lot. Some dogs aim to do the same, and this pup found a creative method. She chewed a hole in the blanket and then stuck her head through it.
Was this good for the blanket? Definitely not. But it helped the dog and made a Twitter-worthy photo. If you want your dog to cuddle in a blanket with you, give the blanket a face hole.
Even Radio Hosts Get Bored
An Atlanta radio station, WABE News, was searching for new interns. But they couldn’t go out and interview people. Their solution? Hire Shae, the dog. “She’s still learning Audition, but her radio voice is really natural,” radio host Emma Hurt said on Twitter.
Because people spend so much time indoors, many get bored. Even a radio host has enough spare time to interview her dog. If only dogs could talk, then we would interview them all the time.
When You Forget To Put The Stairs Back
When you have a short dog, like a Dachshund, they can struggle to reach high places. This owner bought tiny stairs for the Dachshund to hop on the couch, which is essential during quarantine. After all, we have spent a lot of time on the couch.
One day, the owner forgot to put the stairs back. The poor dog walked up the stairs and appeared so distraught. “Where am I?” this Dachshund seems to ask. The poor guy is still too short to jump to the couch.
How To Camp While Indoors
Dogs love camping, but quarantine has limited the usual camping trips. This family found a way to get around it. The kids set up a tent in the living room, and the dogs get to hang out as if they’re outside. Hopefully, they got to play fetch and eat some treats!
Through this photo, we remember how to make the most of quarantine. Although trips get canceled, families can find fun ways around it. And our dogs can join us!
A Front-Line Pupper
This Corgi is ready to go out on the front lines. He has a face mask, rolls of toilet paper, latex gloves, and a hand sanitizer bottle in the corner. “I’m ready to go poop now!” the Twitter poster joked.
Fortunately, puppers don’t need to wear masks to go for walks. But this dog sure looks cute in one. During quarantine, many people want to keep their pets safe too, just like this owner–albeit comedically.
The Embodiment Of A Couch Potato
Because of quarantine, many people have had lazy days of reading or binge-watching Netflix. This adorable Bulldog puppy embodies that day. He spreads out on the couch comfortably, which is what many people want to do during quarantine.
The difference is that dogs are used to lounging around. When this Bulldog grows up, she’ll still sleep on the couch with her owners, whether they’re quarantined or not. That’s the joy of owning dogs–they can be lazy with you!
She Does Not Like Her New ‘Do
Because people have so much extra time, many are trying out new makeovers and hairstyles. Some even give their dogs fresh grooming. Here, a dog got a new wig…and she doesn’t seem to like it.
While many people are growing out their hair now, but this dog seems to disapprove. Maybe she doesn’t like the bangs. It’s hard to spot squirrels when your eyes are obscured. Fortunately, this is an easily-removable wig, not a semi-permanent cut.
Found A Work Substitute
So far, we’ve seen many dogs lounge with their owners while working. But this is the first time we’ve seen a dog take over their owner’s job. With her headset on, the pup is ready to work at a call center.
Unfortunately, nobody can get their dog to work for them, mostly since they can’t talk. But this Golden Retriever is doing her best! She’ll make a great call center operator for fellow dogs one day.
The Sleepiest Coworker
“Quarantine would suck so much worse without a pet,” Twitter user Amanda Mull wrote when she posted this photo. This Chihuahua is the cutest, sleepiest coworker. She’s dozing off next to her owner on the couch.
Many dogs love sleeping next to their owners. Now that many dog owners work from home, they get to stay next to them all the time. During quarantine, many pet owners step away from the office and get a new, sleepier, fuzzier coworker.
“Now You’ll Have To Spend Time With Me!”
If you’ve spent a lot of time watching TV during quarantine, you’re not alone. What else is there do to when you’re stuck at home all the time? But some dogs prefer that you spend that free time with them. This dog exacted his revenge on the TV.
Look how angry this pup seems! He clearly saw the TV remote as his enemy. Perhaps this is better for the owner; now, she’ll have to spend less time sitting on the couch.
She’s A Rainbow Now
When kids are stuck at home, drawing on the sidewalk with chalk is a great way to get some sunshine and pass the time. Sometimes the dogs want to join, too. The problem? Puppers love to roll in chalk and end up like this!
This dog rolled around in multi-colored chalk and became a rainbow. Fortunately, chalk is mostly nontoxic (as long as dogs don’t eat it). The only consequence this pup will face is a bath. Hopefully she enjoys a good wash!
Who Unrolled The Toilet Paper?
Remember when people were protective over their toilet paper? Dogs did not help the toilet paper scare. A twitter user posted this photo with the caption, “Hmm, I wonder who unrolled all the toilet paper….”
Unfortunately for us, many dogs view toilet paper as a free toy. This pup unrolled the entire roll and now sits there looking guilty. On the bright side, toilet paper supply is not in any danger, so you’ll still be able to buy more if your dog unravels it.
A Furry Coworker’s Desk
Many pet owners work next to their dogs all day. One Twitter user came up with a solution: build a doggy work desk! She placed dog stairs leading up to a chair so that her Corgi can sit next to her while she works from home.
“He now gets lots of extra belly rubs and pets,” the owner wrote. Plus, this “work station” prevents the dog from sitting on her lap. Usually, pet cuddles are welcome, but it’s not convenient when you’re working.
Waiting For His Owner To Start Work
After months of working from home, both owners and pets are settling into a new routine. This dog knows exactly where to sit. Since his owner always works on the couch with his laptop, the dog waits there for him.
It’s the most adorable form of bonding: waiting for his owner to start work simply so he can next to him! That makes work a little more exciting. Even if you have a hard job, you can pet an adorable fluff ball.
Nervously Joining The Zoom Call
Throughout quarantine, employees have held meetings over Zoom. Stories abound of peoples’ pets wandering into the background. But this owner decided to show off his dog to his coworkers, and the pup looks camera shy!
This dog has never met her owner’s coworkers before, and she seems nervous. It’s okay, pup! They’ll love you! For many people, seeing pets during a meeting makes the workday much more joyous. Perhaps this dog will join future meetings.
This Dog’s New Internship
Some pets imitate what their owners do. It’s an adorable way of trying to bond with their owners. This dog has seen her owner sitting at her desk all day, and she’s trying to replicate it. Meet the new intern, a pup who can’t type!
This dog’s balance is impressive because that looks like a swivel chair. She seems calm, even on a turning chair and hundreds of emails to answer, we’re sure. Who wouldn’t want more help at work?
Entering A New Work Branch
By now, you’ve seen dog coworkers and interns. But have you seen a dog employee who has gotten promoted? This pup has. According to this Twitter user, she moved up to assistant branch manager recently. You can tell by the branch.
Did you know that dogs have a natural inclination to chew on sticks? They are natural foragers, and branches feel like bones. This puppy’s instincts scream, “Chew!” She’ll make an excellent branch manager for sure.
Still Waiting For The Kids To Come Home
When lockdown occurred, students of all ages had to transition to online school. But dogs took a while to get used to this. According to this Twitter user, his dog still waits for his little sister to come home from school. In reality, his sister is upstairs, doing schoolwork over Zoom.
This poor dog must get so confused when the younger sister walks downstairs instead of through the front door. On the upside, once the pup learns that she’s upstairs, he’ll stay up there with her.
When lockdown began, many dogs became curious about their owners stayed at home all day. This dog is peeking around his owner’s work laptop. It’s a (not so) subtle way of asking, “Want to play with me?”
The owner posted this photo on Reddit with the caption, “My coworker at home isn’t adhering to social distancing techniques. Please advise.” Uh-oh! Don’t Bulldogs know to always stay six feet apart? He’ll have to play later with precautions in place.
Stop Stealing Your Coworker’s Bed!
While some dogs remain hyper in quarantine and always want to play, others embrace their lazy side. Like many humans in lockdown, this dog spends most of the day in bed. “My coworker won’t get out of my bed,” the Twitter user complained.
Sorry to the owner, but that bed is your dog’s now. He seems pretty comfy there, chewing on that day. Perhaps chewing on toys is that dog’s new job. At least he’s getting his work done!
“Why Are You Home?”
It’s not a stretch to say that most dogs were confused by quarantine. Pets are used to their owners leaving for eight hours, and when their owners get home, they play together. This dog, Talia, looks incredibly confused as to why her owner is working from home.
According to the owner, Talia is wondering why he isn’t throwing the ball. Wouldn’t that be a dog’s dream? To play fetch all day? Unfortunately, we owners need to work!
Instead Of Working, This Owner Needs To Hold Her Dog’s Paws
According to this Twitter user, her dog always wants her owner to hold her paws. As cute as this is, it prevents the owner from working. Having a needy, furry coworker–and being unable to resist–is a challenge that many dog owners can relate to nowadays.
How can you say no to that face? Some dogs don’t want owners to touch their paws, but this pup welcomes it. This owner can’t type with her dog nearby, so she’s not the best coworker.
His New Work Uniform
Many pet owners have embraced the “my pet is my coworker” meme. But this Redditor took it to a new level. His dog dressed up for a formal office setting with that dashing tie. He’s ready for a Zoom meeting!
“My buddy wanted to help when he heard I was working from home,” the Redditor commented. Any dog who wants to help his owner is a good boy! Even if he can’t type or call with those paws.
“If You Want To Work, You’ll Have To Pet Me First”
After months of watching their owners work from home, dogs have learned that we spend a lot of time on our computers. This dog decided that sitting on his owner’s laptop guarantees many more pets.
Technically, he’s right. The owner will pay more attention to him if he sits on his laptop. Unfortunately, the owner has to kick him off if he wants to work! If he wants to work, he’ll have to pet his dog first.
Waiting For The Truck Driver
While many people work from home now, essential workers–such as delivery and dump drivers–continue to visit peoples’ homes. Other people need to keep their distance, but dogs don’t have to. This pug waits for a dump truck driver every day.
Essential workers deserve all the love they can get during these dangerous times, and this pug gives the driver a little bit of love. Who wouldn’t want to pet a dog on the job? This is adorable!
Social Distancing Can’t Stop Neighbors From Meeting
Quarantine is a difficult time for people to move. They can’t explore their new town or meet the neighbors like they usually would. But social distancing won’t stop these pups. They’re eager to meet the new neighbors!
If the owners really want to keep their dogs out of the neighbor’s yard, they might want to fill in this hole. These dogs are really struggling to get under that fence. They will meet the new neighbors by any means necessary!
When You’re Starved Of Social Interaction
Plenty of people are waiting for the virus to subside so that they can hug their friends again. Perhaps dogs feel the same way. This farm dog went missing overnight, and when the owner searched for him, he found the dog cuddling with the hens.
Dogs are awesome because they’ll socialize with any species. Whether it’s humans, cats, or chickens, dogs want to make friends everywhere. Fortunately, other species don’t have to socially distance, so this pup can stay with his friends!
His Favorite Show Is On
Throughout quarantine, plenty of people have joked about binging old movies or running out of Netflix shows. If this dog could talk, he would join in on those conversations. Like his owners, he’s watching TV to pass the time.
Dogs seem to be adjusting to quarantine just as we are. If that means watching TV with your owners, so be it. These dogs will do anything to spend more time with their owners. Perhaps he’ll introduce his owners to new shoes!