Many frequent travelers who want to have pets opt for cats over dogs, thinking that these animals are like dogs without the work. Consider A PairSince I’ve been talking about the difficulties of having a cat you might be wondering why on Earth I’m recommending getting two cats if you’re a frequent traveler. Cats don’t need exercise – It’s easy to assume that since they sleep up 13-17 hours a day (dogs sleep around 14) but your cat needs to release energy. In many ways having a dog is easier than a cat for most frequent travelers. It’s important not to get sucked into the thinking that cats don’t need as much attention or work as dogs and consider the responsibilities, especially if you travel frequently.