10 dog-friendly companies: Working like a dog
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It isn't that I dislike all dogs small dogs are fine with me or even some big dogs are ok but what dogs that aren't trained or kept on leash.
It a little scared to think a dog just wondering around the office I mean what the dog aggressive and bites someone then the company get sued .And what about people with allergies you make them very sick just but having a dog near them.I don't agree so much with this unless they limit it to well trained dogs and not dogs that are aggressive or untrained.
Anyone who write a comment about dogs not being in the work place.. either lacks the love for animals or has had 1 bad experience with a work dog and let it ruin them. I take my 4 dogs to work with me daily.. and have for over 5 years. They are never been a bother and customers love them! They even bring there friends into our facility to meet the 'pack'
Bad dogs shouldn't be work dogs.. But any dog who minds his manners can only bring joy and good luck to the office.
We had it for many years and it turned into too much distraction and the final straw was a mans dog bit a young woman on the face. So I must say it is not a good idea
Agreed, there has to be rules in place, like the dog stays in their crate at your desk and does not disturb others. If this is the case, it's amazing to have them with you :)
I will admit it to you ..i am NOT an animal person. I love kids and people. I mean dogs are great but i dont go overboard with it and we are creating a shitty society and teaching our young to love animals better than people..it really worries me.
I think that is the point for most companies. Your dog must be leashed or in your office/kennel. Not allowed in common areas such as cafeterias, restrooms, or meeting rooms. Must be well-trained, non-agressive, potty-trained, etc. There are usually a lot of guidelines instilled with these policies.
I do alot of work out of my home and have no problem getting my work done with my dog around (actually she often helps keep my frustration levels down) Don't have a pony so can't speak to that!
Time to enter the 21st century... workplaces aren't sweat shops any more.
Just curious Monica, did you volunteer to adopt that cat?
I love animals. I love animal lovers, too. I don't love people who get all judgmental without being willing to step up and do more than the person they are judging.
I feel your frustration but getting all up in arms about other people's choices doesn't win them over to your way of seeing things. It actually makes them defensive and less likely to see your point. :)
Reread the comments of the people that do not like to be around pets! Bet they don't like their coworkers either. Some sad disgusting people around, and for one, give me a dog's drool any day rather than THEM! Dogs don't smell! You have the same bodily functions as a dog! Perhaps the thoughtless owners need to care for their dogs, and you don't get one!! The animal deserves better......
You should be able to click the arrow next to the picture caption to go through the slideshow to see the entire list.
I guess you're just SOL if you don't like animals. What if you don't want to work with pets? Working with people are hard enough and now we ALL will soon have someone pet forced on us. Damn! Talk about the unemployment rate. Now, it will never go down, because I for one will surely quit my job if that ever happens at my place of employment.
No I can tell you what you are if you don't like animals and it's not SOL. I'm sure your place of employment would be better off with pets and without you.
I have worked in two places where only the owners can bring their pets. Very unruly animals that smell, beg, shed, poop and piss on rugs and everyone has to act like they like them.
Very unfair to people who do not go GA GA over your fido,and what about cats???
25 million Americans have the cat/dog allergy. I don't think it is a good idea to have animals in the workplace unless the workplace is a farm field or another type of outdoor setting.
They don't like going to work? What... they aren't there to work.
You got so much so wrong, I can't even figure out where to start.
There must be accommodations made for people with allergies to pets--if not the employer risks suit under the Americans with Disabilities act. Those measures can be the most obvious: make other people leave their pets at home OR they can be keep animals segregated to one part of the facility and improve ventilation.
I'd rather tolerate an over-friendly lab than an over-friendly co-worker. Seriously. Fewer humans are work-compatible than animals, although both need boundaries.
I used to work in a home office that had a St Bernard. The drool was absolutely disgusting. He would constantly shake his head and get slime on me, in my hair, on my desk, on my keyboard, and on my monitor. It was so gross! Also, if he got any treats apart from his regular food he would get TERRIBLE gas! Like working in a cloud of dog fart. I love dogs, but some of them should be kept out of the workplace. Yuck.
If you become allergic to dogs/cats and have to give up your job in this economy because Fido HAS to be at the office, you will change your mind very quickly on this issue.
I love dogs, but really am allergic to cats. Allergy testing proved it. People really do have allergies.
I've been lucky to have worked for several companies that were pet friendly, and it does boost morale to have pets around. There's a positive change in the overall atmosphere when pets are present and they DO help people bond as well. Not so great for people who are allergic, granted. But there's nothing like walking into the president of the company's office and finding him on the floor in his three piece suit playing with a fluffy little kitten! True story!
I go visit my sister and bro-in-law on Pelee Island, off Leamington on the mainland, quite often. I have missed the ferry before, and find in general that there is a lot more "dog acceptance" in that area than that generally found in the US. Just one more reason I love Canada! (Will look for your shop next time I'm in the neighborhood!)
I would love to have you come and visit, if you are here on a Friday to Sunday you can visit the flea market too!
G5 Search Marketing in Bend, Oregon with over 100 employee allows their employees to bring their dogs to work. It is a great atmosphere.
My employer allows dogs to work as well! It's AWESOME! I often care for his dog when he's out of the office. LOVE IT!
Great idea!!! If you know up front that dogs/cats are permitted at the company -don't apply for a position there if you are allergic!
I TRULY believe that most pet allergies are in people's heads. I've had several friends claim to be allergic to my cats or dogs. I purchased a spray on product for my pets, but never actually used it ~ just showed it to these people.
Miraculously, these highly allergic idiots claimed that the spray worked and they were able to visit.
I say bring the dogs to work, leave the hypochondriacs at home.
These companies are wonderful. They calm their owners, which, in turn, allows them to be a better employee, due to their lack of nervousness and allows the employee to pet, etc. their best friend. It's a win/win situation to all involved. I'd love to work for any of these companies! Bet there's a long list of people attempting to work there. I love this!
If you know your dog is overly protective or overly friendly (like ours) or isn't well trained or well behaved you just pass on bringing that dog to work. I would never bring our dog to work because he doesn't behave well enough. Now when our cat was alive, that was a different story. She would have been the perfect pet to bring to work because she loved everyone. As far as people being allergic, just know which companies have animals there you just avoid that business.
Give them some antihistamines and tissues.
I'm sure there are some regulations about work environment. But just like if you are a dishwasher who is allergic to the industrial detergents, I imagine there is a point where the employee has to be responsible for their compatibility with the work environment.