So I read this article last week and it made me really jealous of people that work in dog-friendly offices. The article mentioned so many benefits to having dogs in the office, but what really stuck out to me were the stress benefits and the work-life balance it gives dog owners.
I can’t tell you how much stress relief my dogs bring me on a daily basis. It’s one of the reasons I am such a dog pusher and will tell everyone I know to get a dog. So, of course it makes sense that having a dog in the office would improve morale and make people feel less stressed. I am lucky that I have the option to work from home occasionally, so I can be with my dogs while I work, but I can only imagine how much better it would be if I had the option to take my dogs into work sometimes too.
Do you work at a dog friendly office? I’d love to hear about it! Do you have any rules around it, or how does it work? I’m looking to spotlight a couple of local businesses, so please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, if your office would like to be featured.
And of course, I want to see pictures of those office dogs! Send me pics, or use the hashtag #dogsinthecleatwork on Twitter or Instagram.
If you don’t work at a pet friendly office, I’d recommend printing out this article and putting it in your company suggestion box (I know I did) http://www.fastcompany.com/3037205/pet-week/your-definitive-argument-for-a-pet-friendly-office