Celebrate Take Your Dog To Work Day Every Day: 9 Companies Doing It Right
Noticed more dogs than usual in the morning commute today? That’s because it’s the 17th annual Take Your Dog To Work Day, a tradition started by Pet Sitters International to celebrate canine companions and promote pet adoption.
Businesses across the country participate in TYDTWDay, but some companies have taken dog-friendliness to a new level, not only allowing employees to bring their pets to the office but also offering special services and benefits for the four-legged visitors. According to Rover.com, these companies stand out for their exceptional policies:
- Ben & Jerry’s — Aside from the nice perk of daily free ice cream, employees at this Vermont-based company are encouraged to have their canine companion join them at the office.
- BISSELL Homecare, Inc. — Employee’s dogs get seriously special treatment at the Bissell Pet Spot, an indoor dog spa with a play area and bathing stations.
- Build-A-Bear Workshop — Fittingly enough for a company that makes cuddly stuffed animals, Build-A-Bear takes care of real pets too. Office birthdays include cake for dogs, and the company offers concierge service to and from their doggy day spa.
- CLIF Bar and Company — With a large off-leash area and a special pet insurance discount on offer, dogs have it good at CLIF Bar.
- Google — To no one’s surprise, Google matches its other employees perks—like a ball pit and on-site haircuts—with a warm welcome for pets. The tech giant’s employees count being able to bring their dog to work as one of their favorite office benefits.
- Humane Society — This organization knows everything there is to know about dogs in the office. They wrote and published Dogs at Work: A Practical Guide to Creating Dog-Friendly Workplaces, a detailed guide to creating a dog-friendly business environment. They reimburse employees for pet care expenses during work travel, offer pet insurance discounts and more.
- Trupanion — This pet insurance company gives out baby gates to keep pets in offices or cubicles and offers dog-walking services and pet bereavement leave. It also serve as a resource for other workplaces looking to up their dog-friendly factor with its Celebrating Dogs in the Workplace checklist.
- Zynga — Known for their mobile and social media-based games, Zynga offers subsidies for pet insurance, a rooftop dog park and complimentary dog treats for its employee’s canine companions.
Of course, Rover.com takes care of its own as well with free dog treats, doggy raincoats (often necessary in the Seattle climate) and funding for employees to adopt a dog. See their full list of dog-welcoming companies.
Where does your company stand on the scale of dog-friendly policies? Share your TYDTWDay photos with us on Facebook and Twitter, or tell us if every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day at your office.