People recently compiled a list of the most pet-friendly companies in the United States. Some allow pets at work. Others are staffed by people who love animals and, thus, offer special benefits to pet owners.
Genetec doesn’t actually let dogs come to work, but they have the Genetec Dog Club, and they offer discounts on day care for canines and pet insurance.
A photo posted by Genentech (@genentech) on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:07am PST
Kimpton is a hotel chain that has some dog residents for guests to have fun with. They also allow employees to bring in their pets and provide pet insurance and even time off to grieve when someone loses a pet.
A photo posted by Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants (@kimpton) on Jun 26, 2016 at 5:52pm PDT
Workers can bring pets to work at this hospital chain. Not only do they have an animal appreciation program, but they also offer a Soothing Paws therapy program for animals.
A photo posted by Atlantic Health System (@atlantichealth) on May 16, 2016 at 10:04am PDT
This place actually has a special dog-friendly space — with water bowls, soundproof walls, beds, and cages — where employees can work alongside their pets. The company also offers employees discounts on pet insurance, day care, and paid walks.
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Well, they make pet food, among other things, so Mars lets pets come to work and provides pet-care discounts when employees have to travel. The company also schedules animal-oriented volunteer projects.
A photo posted by Mars Petcare (@mars_petcare) on Jun 27, 2016 at 12:45am PDT
It’s official. Written right into the company’s code of conduct are props for dogs, and their café is dog themed. Dogs who visit often get their own, presumably non-chewable, visitor badges.
A video posted by Google (@google) on Oct 15, 2015 at 6:15pm PDT
Dogs, who may even be treated with birthday parties there, are welcome at work. There’s also — get this — a concierge for them that provides spa services and arranges puppy play dates.
A photo posted by Build-A-Bear Workshop (@buildabear) on Jun 26, 2015 at 6:36pm PDT
Dogs are welcome at the office, especially at the yearly party the staff throws for them.
A photo posted by Workday (@workday_inc) on Jun 23, 2016 at 11:50am PDT
Autodesk offers pet insurance for almost any kind of pet, and dogs are welcome at work — employees with allergies to them can work in a special dog-free area.
A study revealed that pets at work increase interaction between departments, so this company lets employees bring theirs in after signing an animal etiquette agreement.
GoDaddy has pups on hand to keep workers chill. They also have psychologists on hand, many of whom have assistants who are dogs. (This seems a little ironic since GoDaddy’s owner is a notorious elephant hunter, and they had to pull a disturbing puppy ad.)
In addition to Pet Parent Day, at which the gaming company offers animal health screenings and pet insurance discounts, dogs are welcome to visit the office. They told People that over 397 dogs have.
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Why is it that the presence of animals at work makes so many of us feel more human? Don’t know. Maybe it’s a reminder that we’re more than just the work we do.