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9 Companies that let you bring your dog to work

Jennifer Costello is a freelance writer, former vet tech, mom wife and ultimate lover of dogs. She has 2 great kids, 1 super awesome husband and 2 giant dogs that she shares her life with. Jen lives in Ohio and in her spare time she can ...

Dogs at work

Is your workplace bringing you down? Are you looking for something to help you be more creative and less stressed? Well, if you have a dog, that might be your answer.

Studies suggest that employers that allow dogs in the workplace are more likely to have employees that are less stressed and more creative, leading to a happier workplace environment.

Here is a list of dog-friendly companies that allow their employees to bring their dogs to work every day.

1. P&G Pet Care

Home to many popular brands of dog food like Iams and Eukanuba, P&G Pet Care welcomes dogs in its home offices in Cincinnati, Ohio. It even has dogs that hold very important jobs, like Pawl Griffen, a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen that is currently the vice president of Canine Communications.

2. Google

Google has allowed dogs to accompany its employees to work for several years, and it is clearly stated on its code of conduct page that "Google's affection for our canine friends is an integral facet of our corporate culture. We like cats, but we're a dog company, so as a general rule we feel cats visiting our office would be fairly stressed out."

3. Embrace Pet Insurance

One of the leading brands of pet insurance, Embrace absolutely allows dogs in its offices. Employees just need to get approval from a supervisor and make sure their dogs display good manners when on the job.

4. Ben & Jerry's

It should come as no surprise that this sweet-and-tasty company wants to keep its employees relaxed and creative as possible to be able to come up with all those awesome ice-cream flavors. Ben & Jerry's has allowed dogs in its offices for many years, but don't worry, there is no paw dipping going on there.

5. Etsy

Etsy has allowed employees to bring their dogs to work since it first began in 2005, and it even has a canine operations team. Having dogs in the office is one way that Etsy tries to keep the atmosphere creative and inspiring.

6. Build-A-Bear Workshop

For about the last 10 years, the Build-A-Bear company has allowed employees to bring their dogs to work. Employees are allowed to have their dogs by their sides at their desks and accompany them to meetings, but they cannot bring them to the cafeteria.

7. Amazon

This internet sensation allows dogs in its offices as long as they remain on a leash or safely behind a baby gate to ensure the work area is safe and happy. Rumor has it that an easy dozen dogs or more can be seen at the offices on a single day.

8. Moochie & Co

This pet retail shop allows employees to bring their dogs to work in both retail locations and at its corporate offices in Columbus, Ohio. Dogs must be properly vaccinated, well-behaved and promise to wag their tails at every customer.

9. SheKnows

You might not have known this, but SheKnows is also dog-friendly. On any given day, you will find pups tagging along to our main headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ, as well as our offices in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Dogs at work

(1.) Tina Chou, product manager, has to compete for her dog Beaker's attention. Turns out, he's a lady's man. (2.) Even celebrities love SheKnows pets. Tiffani-Amber Theissen couldn't help but to snuggle up with little Tia after an interview. (3.) Ivy Davidoff, a sales representative, is never far from her little work buddy. (4.) Lea Ann Leming, chief content officer, snuggles up with Jerry, a SheKnows pup. (5.) Robin Johnson, controller, is never lonely at work because Martha is always curled up beside her. (6.) Molly waits anxiously for her owner, Lauren Bryant, a sales representative. (7.) Kelli Uhrich, Home & Living editor, has to be careful where she steps, or she might wake her dog Rusty from his nap.

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