Want Fido to Be Your Coworker? Here Are the Best Dog-Friendly Companie
With pets in the workplace being a rising trend and a requirement for many, it’s no wonder that companies are now competing to offer a pet-friendly working environment in an effort to attract millennial talent. New generations are redefining the role of pets in their lives and with it, the pet-friendliness of workplaces are also changing. What was an unimaginable perk 30 years ago, now is becoming the standard for many companies who welcome four-legged visitors to their premises. As the trend of dog-friendly workplaces is growing, people at Rover set out to determine which of the companies take the cake when it comes to their pet-friendliness factor.
They compared companies across the United States and dog benefits they offer to their employees. The first and most basic perk was, naturally, that they allow dogs in the workplace in the first place. Next, there were some other benefits that would entice any dog pawrent to come work in a company that offers them. These include financial support for pet insurance and/or adoption, in-office amenities for dogs, as well as paid time off for pet bereavement or adoption adjustment period.
With these criteria in mind, Rover came up with the list of 100 best dog-friendly companies for 2019, all ranked according to the perks they offer. The number one company on that list was Amazon, whose HQ is located in Seattle, WA. The e-commerce giant has over 6,000 registered dogs on their campus (which is enough to make you come work for them- good boys and girls all around) who enjoy perks such as free treats, poop bags, and a having a deck on one of the company’s floors that’s made for playing and running around.
Next, there are some logical choices such as Petsmart (4th place), Trupanion (3rd place), and Nestle Purina Petcare (6th place). There were also some unexpected winners in this list, with second place going to Procore, a software company in Carpinteria, California which boasts happy hours for dogs and office ‘pawties’.
Whether you’re looking for your next job or just want to get jealous of some lucky pawrents on the workplace perks they have- check out what other companies Rover has on their list and what are their awesome dog-friendly benefits. PS. These include everything from in-house dog walkers to lifetime supplies of pet shampoo. Envious much? I know I am!
A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.
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