The coronavirus pandemic caused many people to adopt social distancing recommendations and leave their offices to work from home. And while this situation might be challenging for some, there is one major advantage to it. People who have pets can now spend more time with their animal friends and also recruit them as “coworkers.” At least, that was what Melbourne-native Mark Polchleb did.
Polchleb, who has his two dachshunds Billie and Ollie “working” with him, was curious how many people are doing the same so he created Instagram account Dogs Working From Home. He posted a photo of Billie and Ollie “helping him out” and then asked other social media users to share the photos of their furry “assistants.”
The response was overwhelming, as it turned out that there are numerous pups with a hard-working attitude out there. In less than a week, Polchleb’s newly created account received hundreds of submissions and now has over 75K followers.
According to Polchleb, his only rule when it comes about choosing which photo to post is that the dog is actually “working from home.”
“We’ve had people submitting dogs at cafes, which is a big ‘no-no’ from me. We want to see those doggos at home with their families where everyone should be staying for now,” he told My Modern Met in a recent chat.
Check out some of our favorite dogs who work from home below.