Google Pets Turns Into a Bow-Wow Browser to Help Shelter Dogs

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
Life at the shelter can be lonely for dogs. That’s why Google is bringing them into its offices for a day off to partner with lucky employees.

Want to work at the Google offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? Sure you do, because of the company’s new Animal Friends Google Pets program. The program matches dogs with Google employees. Animal Friends Shelter will bring dogs to the Google office one day each week. This lets the dogs have a break from kennel life at the shelter.

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Close to 24 Google employees have signed up for training sessions that will prepare them to work with the adoptable dogs. The first visits by eight dogs last month was a success, and Google is excited to bring more in. According to Google spokeswoman Michelle Martin, employees enjoy the chance to take a break from work (who doesn’t?).

Martin says that Google encourages employees to be involved with community service opportunities that mean something to them. Employees are happy to work with Animal Friends and help shelter animals get some relief from their shelter kennels. In fact, many of Google’s global offices are dog friendly, and several employees do bring their own pets to work.

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Some Google employees can’t own pets because of work and travel schedules. The Google Pets program allows the employees to enjoy the love and companionship of animals who are happy to give it. Thus far, everyone in the Google office welcomed the pups with open arms.

And who know – it might turn into a match made in heaven, and the working arrangement will become a permanent living situation.

Lori Ennis
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