03/10/2014 12:51 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

17 Adorably Helpful Pets Who Double As Household Appliances

Sure, you spend all that time feeding, petting, walking, playing with and generally caring for your pets. But did you ever stop to think how much easier they're making your life?

Pets are so useful to have around the house. Here's why.

They make great can openers.

Or jar openers -- they don't discriminate.

And they're far superior to electric blankets.

Who needs an alarm clock, anyway?

These are your automatic blinds.

A pet will help you fluff your pillows, kind of.

They're also great for cleaning up!

Although "vacuum" settings might vary.

Doorstep delivery is complimentary.

And don't worry about shredding your junk mail -- that's taken care of. Regular mail too!

So is feeding your other pets.

Cooking something? You might live with a furry food processor...

Or an improved heat lamp.

sleeping on warm pizza boxes

Your pet also doubles as a dishwasher.

dog helping with cookies

A very eager dishwasher.

How convenient!

Yep, you basically don't ever have to set foot in your shower again.



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