However, paying a dog walker even just once a week is going to cost pet owners a “ridiculous” £500 a year.
She proposed organising a neighbourhood gang of dog owners who can take it in turns to help walk each others’ dogs when they are at work.
She also mentioned BorrowMyDoggy, an app which connects dog owners with volunteer dog sitters.
As for protecting your dog against fleas, ticks and worms, Alice suggested trying places other than the vet in some cases.
Treatments can be much cheaper, as little as £4, at places like Pets At Home, whereas a vet can charge as much as £20.
“Look around for cheaper options.”