The Way We Work

One of the perks of being able to work from home is the ability to spend more time with your family – including four-legged friends.

We invited oDeskers within our Facebook community to submit photos of their furry or feathered family members, who have such a unique way of telling us when it’s time to take a break from freelancing.

Little did we know, there is a whole community of very hard-working pets on oDesk! Here are our favorites.

1. Winner, Best Dog

Daisy the Pug may not look impressed to be disturbed while she’s tweeting, but she is by far the office favorite.  Submitted by Tina Stanciu.

Dog: for "The Top 7 Best Freelancing Pets"

2. Winner, Best Cat

The daily battle for the mouse continues. Submitted by Sorin Carp.

Cat: for "The Top 7 Best Freelancing Pets"

3. Winner, Most Unique Pet

We hear Ya’rly is a hoot to have around. Submitted by Polly Lushchynskaya.

Owl: for "The Top 7 Best Freelancing Pets"

4. Runner Up, Best Dog

There is just something irresistible about a well dressed pooch. Submitted by Precious Dale Ramirez.

Dog: for "The Top 7 Best Freelancing Pets"

5. Runner Up, Best Cat

Theopy and Kenken are learning to video chat. Looks like it is going well! Submitted by Romelyn Hernandez Blagantio.

Cats: for "The Top 7 Best Freelancing Pets"

6. Runner Up, Best Dog

The best secretary a girl could ask for. Submitted by Tory Wenger.

Dog: for "The Top 7 Best Freelancing Pets"

7. Runner Up, Best Cat

This look just says “Pay attention to me right meow or your code gets it.” Submitted by Freelancer Syaiful Sabril.

Cat: for "The Top 7 Best Freelancing Pets"

Which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

To see more funny and cute freelance pets, join us on Pinterest and be sure to like us on Facebook so you can join in the fun!

feature image by Yarin Jeremy Kirchen on flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Melanie Feltham

Contributing Author

As the Social Media Community Manager at Upwork, Melanie Feltham works closely with the social team to engage Upwork's active social audience. Her spare time is spent walking the lakeshore near her home office in Toronto, drawing and painting wildlife, and working on passion projects–the latest, a book about misconceptions spread by popular media. Connect with her on Twitter @MelanieFeltham to find out more about… read more