Is your office going to the dogs? Five top dog-friendly employers.
Only 17 percent of US employers allow pets, even though researchers find that dogs make employees happier, more productive, and encourage teamwork. Plus, having your Pekinese or chocolate Lab begging for a walk is a perfect way to break up a routine workday. Here are five top dog-friendly companies:
With more than 23,000 full-time employees worldwide, Google has consistently ranked in the top 5 of Fortuneâ€™s â€ś100 Best Companies to Work For.â€ť Unless youâ€™re a cat. The self-professed â€śdog companyâ€ť says in its code of conduct that cats would be stressed out in its offices.
â€śWe recognize that dogs can be a valued and important part of employeesâ€™ lives and, in many cases, bringing them to work enhances their quality of life,â€ť said Stacy Sullivan, Googleâ€™s chief culture officer. â€śOf course, dogs must be properly licensed, vaccinated, supervised, and leashed at all times.â€ť
Because you never know when a â€śfelix non grataâ€ť might tempt fate and try to case the joint.
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