More and more companies are allowing employees to bring their dogs to work, as explained in this article by the Baltimore Sun:
Though most companies still forbiddogs, on the nation’s 13th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day, which takes place Friday, officials say the workplace is warming toward pets. According to a recent survey by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, about one in five companies allows pets. And 3 percent of dog owners have brought theirs to work up to a couple of dozen times.
And it’s not just mom-and-pop gift shops withcats in the window.
Dogs are now welcome at mega-corporations including Amazon and Google. Lobbyists in California only wish they could hit as many high-level shindigs as Gov. Jerry Brown’s corgi. Even at North Carolina’s Replacements Ltd., the nation’s largest vendor of china and crystal, pets accompany the workers who tend to the fragile merchandise.
The growing allure of the office dog can be attributed to money, suspects Jennifer Fearing, a former economist for The Humane Society of the United States and co-author of a book about creating a dog-friendly workplace. It’s an inexpensive perk that goes a long way with the workforce.
Don’t forget that tomorrow is Take Your Dog to Work Day! If you participate, take pictures! Unfortunately I’m going to leave my dog at home, but I’ll make up for it by playing with him this weekend. Click here for the full story and a video.