Calling All Dog Lovers: These 5 Big Companies Let You Bring Your Pooch to Work!
Posted by GreaterGoodness
Hate that look on your dog’s face when you leave for work in the morning? Get a job at one of these 5 companies and you’ll never have to see it again! Find out how these innovative workplaces are making canines part of the team.
1. Bissell Homecare, Inc.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Bissell may be known for helping pet owners clean up after their furry friends, but did you know the company is all about a pet-friendly workplace? Seventy two percent of Bissell employees are pet owners, and CEO Mark Bissell and his wife, Cathy, are the proud parents of three black Labs. Members of their product development team are encouraged to bring their pets to “Pet Spot” — their headquarters’ pet-friendly facility — where they can become inspiration for even better cleaning products.
2. CLIF Bar & Company
Location: Emeryville, CA
It makes sense that a company so focused on embracing the outdoors would encourage its staff members to share workspace with the dogs who hike and run with them. Every day there are between 10 and 15 dogs onsite at the 260-person headquarters, but it’s important that they’re well behaved, relatively quiet and potty trained. CLIF even offers its employees a vet insurance deal!
Location: Seattle, WA
There can me more than 300 dogs at Amazon’s Seattle hub on any given day, ranging from Siberian Huskies to Chihuahuas. Reception desks are stocked with dog biscuits, and the outdoor plaza is complete with dog-friendly water fountains and off-leash areas. Fans of Amazon may remember the company’s first dog, a Corgi named Rufus, appearing regularly on the website in the early days. Rufus’ legacy lives on in the company’s inclusive canine policy.
4. Ben & Jerry’s
Location: South Burlington, VT
According to Ben & Jerry’s PR department, there are 110 human employees and approximately 15 to 20 dogs at the company’s corporate headquarters in Vermont. Even their company-wide voicemail message references “the human you’re trying to reach” and apologizes that “office dogs” don’t get their own phones to answer. Humans can walk their four-legged friends along a picturesque pond on campus where baggies are provided for cleanup. At cookouts in the summer, the company even puts on carnival-style events for their dogs.
Location: Seattle, WA
The world’s most popular search engine has long been known for its laid back workplace vibe. Satellite offices around the country have free rein to make their own dog policies, and their Seattle location has dedicated spaces for pups equipped with cushy pillows, water bowls and plenty of toys. While they don’t discriminate against any kind of animal companion, the self-professed “dog company” says in its code of conduct that cats would likely be stressed out at the office.