Whether it be apartment rules, limited space or just no time, when it comes to getting your pet fix, sometimes you've got to think out of the box.
From stroking a cat (or five) at a cat cafe to walking someone else's dog, here's a few easy ways to play with a cat or dog without having the responsibility.
Based on the success of Japanese cat cafes, Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium is the first cat cafe to open its doors in London and its popularity is growing thick and fast.
Teeming with feline friends like Wookie and Mue, you can sip on an espresso while watching the kitties run around or chill with one on your lap.
You'll not want to leave.
Like Tinder for dog lovers.
At BorrowmyDoggy, profile holders can browse the directory of potential suitors and connect with the owner of your potential new furry friend to either walk or look after for a short period of time.
Although fairly new, the site has a huge following already and we're not surprised.
Who wouldn't want to prance with a poodle or frolic with a frenchie?
Battersea's Kitten shower
In honour of Prince George's birthday (24th July), Battersea Cats and Dogs Home are opening up their London Cattery for a kitten shower, so the public can come and play with the little rascals in a specially designed creche.
Space is limited and it's also ticket holders only so get your tix booked to secure your place. It's bound to be cuter than cute.
Warning: you'll want to take one home...oh the torture.
Tokyo's cat pub
Fancy going further afield to see animals?
Tokyo's just opened the very first cat pub called Neko Bar Akanasu where you can sip on a glass of red while petting a kitty.
As long as you're ok with munching on some pub grub next to the furry critters, you'll love this place.
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