If you are an animal lover, the dream is to work in a pet-friendly office, where you and your co-workers don't have to leave furry best friends at home. Unfortunately, not all companies can offer these pet perks, leaving many of you patiently waiting until "Take Your Dog to Work Day" (21 June) rolls around.
There are many benefits to pet-friendly workplaces. Pets have a wonderful way of bringing out humour in us, easing our anxiety as we pat them, and this in turn releases oxytocin, which helps us to feel more connected to the work we are doing. Pets tend to gently encourage people to come out of their shell a little. If you're a boss, we encourage you to be open to it, even just 1 day per year!
Perth TV Commentator and Small Business Advisor, Brooke Arnott, daily has her dog Chilli on set as their Barketing Manager.
Outsource Institute of Technology in Brisbane. Hayley and the team regularly have Teddy come in for the day, & recently even had a fundraiser too!
KONG Company HQ in Melbourne is pet friendly. Here is Karizma and Graffiti, just another day in the office.
Folk is a Sydney-based national digital agency where their resident groodle dog, Floyd, has reign of the trendy industrial styled /modern multi-floored agency.
Milly is part of the team at PetCloud every day!