7 Foods to Adopt if You Can't Get a Dog (or Cat)

March 24, 2016

You just have so much love to give—and the Kittens Meeting Puppies videos aren't cutting it anymore. You need a lil' furball of your own to direct your undying love and naturally nurturing tendencies towards. But no number of Puppies Sliding Across Wooden Floors videos is enough to make your landlord/roommate/parent as keen on the idea of potty training as you are.

Once you've accepted that a dog/cat/arctic weasel isn't in your near future, don't despair! Fortunately for you (and your roommate), there are plenty of needy foods looking for a happy home. Whether you're a dog or a cat person, here are 7 foods and recipes that need your love (and are much better than a Tomagotchi):

If you're more of a Dog Person (foods that require your daily attention):

If you're more of a Cat Person (hands-off foods you can leave alone for a day or two):

Which little guy will you be giving a happy home? Have you named your SCOBY? Tell us in the comments below!

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  • HalfPint
  • Leslie Stephens
    Leslie Stephens
I eat everything.


HalfPint March 24, 2016
My SCOBY is "Ophelia". Named so because she's currently languishing away in the fridge :)
Leslie S. March 24, 2016
Ah too funny!!