Many companies acknowledge your love for pets. Domestic animals’ presence has been found to boost morale and productivity of employees, and also lower absenteeism rates. Besides, pets in the office could even improve relationships between co-workers. Do you know there are a handful of companies that allow dogs inside their offices? Take a look.
The company has been a dog-friendly workplace for years. USA Today and CBS News featured this company in their articles about dogs in the workplace.
Google is well known for its employee-friendly environment. The employees can bring their dogs to work. Google also provides a basic set of guidelines for employees accompanied by dog including cleaning up and being mindful of allergic co-workers.
P&G Pet Care
Employees of Procter & Gamble’s Pet Care division in the Cincinnati area enjoy the liberty of bringing their dogs to work every day. P&G even has a VP of Canine Communications.
Ben & Jerry’s
Ben & Jerry’s is an ideal place if you are an ice cream lover and a dog lover. The company offer employees three free pints of ice cream every day. More over, they can bring dogs with them. This is a dog-friendly place and the animals are treated as co-workers.
Autodesk permits employees to bring their dogs to work. Nearly 5 percent of the 7000 employees utilize this advantage. The company believes that pets encourage employees to take breaks during the day that they may not take if they didn’t have a dog.
Children of all ages can visit and create a stuffed animal to cherish forever. Along with stuffed animals, the company shows its liking for animals by giving freedom to employees to bring their dogs to work. The company even has a chief executive dog, Milford, whose birthday is celebrated by giving a grand party to other company dogs.
The company had a rather casual approach in allowing dogs in the workplace. It has been reported that an employee with a well mannered dog once expressed his desire to have his pet along him in work place and the company gave him the green signal. Thus Klutz joined the list of dog-friendly employers.
Humane Society didn’t allow dogs in workplace until 2007. However, now it does. There are certain procedures for bringing dogs, though. Employees should submit an application and get approval, and after that the dogs are placed on a six-week probation. After that it is given permanent membership at the workplace. This process has done well and no dogs have been eliminated from the program.
This Internet giant is also dog-friendly, where the employees need to register the animal as a workplace dog and ensure that dog is up-to-date on vaccinations. In office, dogs must remain on a leash.
Clif Bar & Company
The CliffBar allows employees to bring their dogs to work. Its dog-friendly nature earned them a spot on Outside magazine’s Best Places to Work of 2010 list.