How many times have you wished that you could load up your pup in the morning and take them to work with you? Studies have shown that pets can significantly reduce stress and anxiety, so it makes sense to have your four-legged friend by your side when you’re tackling the daily grind. In fact, a recent study by Central Michigan University showed that dogs in the workplace can lead to more trust between co-workers and that leads to more collaboration among team members.
While it’s not every employer that supports canine assistants on the job, there are quite a few companies that do! Here’s a look at several pet-friendly companies where you can bring your dog to work.
Google: It’s no secret that Google is one of the most employee-friendly workplaces in the world, but did you know they also adore dogs? In addition to eating lunch in one of the free gourmet cafes, Google employees are also free to bring their dogs to work. Their dog policy is pretty much common sense, including cleaning up the campus after your dog and also being mindful of allergic co-workers. According to the Google Code of Conduct, “Google’s affection for our canine friends is an integral facet of our corporate culture.”
Procter & Gamble Pet Care: You likely recognize dog food brands Iams and Eukanuba, which are just two of the brands that Procter & Gamble have created. Located in Cincinnati, employees of P&G’s Pet Care division are welcome to bring their dogs to work any day they want. The company even has a V.P. of Canine Communications, Euka. He’s a cross between a Labrador retriever and a Bernese mountain dog.
Ben & Jerry’s: Dogs who love ice cream are bound to perk up when they hear this! Employees of Ben & Jerry’s are able to take home three free pints of ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet everyday, and if they have a dog, they can also bring them to work. According to Sean Greenwood, public relations spokesperson for the company, “If (customers) sit in the lobby for a few minutes, they’re more than likely to see a dog going outside. I’ll say, ‘Oh yeah, we’re a dog-friendly place. It’s part of the tour. This is the design department — Momo is there; Jack is in R&D, Allison’s in retail, Scout is brand new … ‘ They’re just like your co-workers.”
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