First, let me define “part-time” as someone who loves animals, but who might be unable to have a full time pet. And pets are full-time, especially dogs! You need to play with them, feed them, walk them, talk to them, and visit the vet to give a good, happy life.
Some people may travel frequently but every now and then get an extensive break to stay at home. Perhaps just loving on a pet until it’s healthy again is something others enjoy. For whatever reason, there are pets available to foster. My brother and his family just agreed to foster two pugs and they are thrilled with the opportunity.
If you want information about how to foster, you can Google pet foster and the name of your location. There are dozens and dozens of organizations throughout the U.S. that need help and would welcome your participation after a screening process.