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Aussie Starts Dogs Working From Home Instagram Account To Inject 'A Bit Of Happiness'

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Millions of people around the world are now working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Some have to stay indoors because they have Covid-19 symptoms, others because they've returned from overseas and some just because their workplace wants to practice social distancing.

Whatever the case, loads of you are now finding yourselves at home, typing away on the computer and getting cuddles from your fur baby 24/7 now.

But if you wanted to see how other people are coping with working alongside their pet then you can check out the Dogs Working From Home Instagram account.

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In just a few days it has exploded with more than 19,000 followers and hundreds of daily submissions.

It was created by Australian Mark Polchleb, a brand manager from Melbourne, who wanted to add something nice into people's day amid all the doom and gloom projected by the pandemic.

Mark has told the Guardian: "I just took advantage of the fact that my dogs are at my feet. I thought 'we all need a bit of happiness in our lives right now'.

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"I think we've all experienced trying to type on the keyboard with the dog edging its head into your hands."

Mark has been overwhelmed by the response to the Instagram account and admits it takes quite a bit of time filtering through all the submissions.

The 32-year-old joked that it's become more like a second job that he has to balance alongside his paid employment.

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Bu with all the adorable and cute photos of dogs that come streaming through his DMs, he doesn't mind one bit.

If you want to send in a submission, there is one major rule you have to follow.

Mark explained to the Guardian: "[The dogs] definitely need to be at home.

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"Obviously we're at a time where we're encouraging people to stay at home and indoors. 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."

"Apart from that, as long as they're cute and can make us smile then we'll take anything."

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So if you're sitting at home and reckon your fur baby is deserving of a little global attention and infamy during this time, then send Mark a DM.

Or, if you don't have a pet while you're working from home, just have a scroll and sure enough you'll feel like you do.

Featured Image Credit: Dogs Working From Home/Instagram

Topics: News, Animals, Australia

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Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.