Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pets in the office?

I'm a lover of all things four legged and fury, but should they grace us with their presence in the work place? whats your take on Pets at work?
I have worked in two separate offices where a pet or two came to the office daily. It doesn't bother me because I am a pet lover.
(The cat just walked across my laptop) Ha!
But what if you are the person who is really allergic to cats or frantically afraid of dogs. Do you miss out on the opportunity of your dreams all because of Fiddo? What if the dog barks constantly always interrupting your thoughts? What if the cat always wants to sit in your lap? the list could go on.

I feel like Dogs and Cats do have the ability to lighten the mood or bring on casual conversation between new employees. Also, the benefits of a four legged friend may out way the odor coming from the litter box. Studies show that pets lower stress and having them around can boost productivity. This can also be used as a recruitment tool for companies that allow pets to play.

Would you love to work at a place that had pets or allowed you to bring yours to work every day?
I know I would like to bring one of my sweet angels to work a couple days a week maybe not every day though:)

All the best,



  1. I would love it!!! Our dogs unfortunately are to HYPER. One clinic I work at allows one therapist a day to bring their dog. LOVE IT!! It really brightens the patient's day!

  2. I can definitely see how this would be beneficial in your field:)