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Pet Food Maker Reveals ‘Most Pet Friendly Companies of 2019’

A survey says pets are beneficial to morale and can help with recruitment and employee retention.




A new list from Wellness Natural Pet Food reveals “America’s Most Pet Friendly Companies of 2019.”

The list, being released in celebration of Take Your Dog to Work Day on June 21, is in its third year.

The top five are:

  1. Amazon (Seattle) – Amazon takes the pet-friendly office to a whole new level as there are as many as 6,000 dogs in the Seattle-based headquarters on a given day. The company has been dog-friendly since its creation but has amped up its dog-friendly culture by creating multiple dog parks, including a doggie deck, for pups to stretch their legs and providing treats at every reception desk in their buildings.
  2. Harpoon Brewery (Boston) – Featured for the second consecutive year, Harpoon Brewery welcomes dogs on a daily basis. They they can lounge in the office or explore the Boston Seaport for a walk by the water. In 2018, Harpoon hosted the first-ever “Dogtoberfest,” which allowed Boston pet parents to bring their dogs along for an afternoon of beer tasting – just for the humans, though!
  3. Trupanion (Seattle) – A leader in medical insurance for cats and dogs, Trupanion is all about pet perks for its employees, too. Dogs are frequent visitors in the office, so the company has a team of in-house dog walkers to keep pooches moving as well as a pet program manager and a pet emergency team who work together to ensure that all four-legged friends are safe during the workday. Trupanion also supports pet parents by offering a pet bereavement benefit which includes three days of paid leave should their pet pass away.
  4. Ben & Jerry’s (Burlington, VT) – Employees at Ben & Jerry’s love their dogs almost as much as they love ice cream, and the office is a place where “K9-5ers” are always welcome. The company’s “Canine Culture Committee” works to ensure that the 35-40 office dogs are happy and healthy by inviting veterinarians to speak about behavior and training tips to educate pet parents. Dogs start the work day with a dog treat from the front desk on the way into the office. The only “work” they must do is enjoy plenty of play time and naps.
  5. Contently (New York) – Dogs have a permanent place on the employee roster at Contently, a content marketing platform company. On any given day pups can be found roaming the halls or curled up on conference room floors. Employees are encouraged to bond over pet parenthood through the company’s “Contently-Canines” Slack channel, where pet parents can exchange photos, ask for advice and coordinate dog-sitting when it’s needed. These pet parents have each other’s backs – and Fido’s too!

Click here to see the full list of 10 companies.

Wellness Natural Pet Food also released survey findings suggesting that:

  • 65 percent of American pet parents believe that having pets in the workplace would benefit company culture.
  • 75 percent of respondents believe that pets would diffuse a stressful situation in the workplace.
  • 59 percent feel they would get to know their colleagues better if there were pets present.
  • Nearly half of dog owners say that “pet perks” are important when considering a job offer, with one in five millennial pet parents noting specifically that being able to bring their dog to work is important when considering a job offer.

“Studies have shown how pets can have a positive impact on our own health and wellbeing – from lowering resting blood pressure to reducing stress – but now people are thinking about how those benefits translate to the work environment,” said Dr. Danielle Bernal, staff veterinarian with Wellness Natural Pet Food. “With more companies realizing that pets can improve the working experience, more are going above and beyond to cater to our new furry officemates and make sure they are happy and healthy from 9 to 5.”




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