Take Your Dog to Work Day is just around the corner and we don’t know
about you but we’re pretty excited. In our recent survey, 60% of Americans said they would take a cut in salary if they were allowed to bring their dogs to work. To get your coworkers and boss convinced that taking your dog to work is one heck of an idea, here are the top 5 reasons to do so. You can also use our handy petition—whether your business is big, small, or really small— to get your company to do it.
1. Things are less stressful
In a recent survey, 95% of our readers said they would be less stressed if they could bring their dog to work. And 96% said they would be happier.
2. Creativity flows easier
Dogs allow people to think outside the box and makes for an environment of innovation. A recent research study showed that people who interact with pets have lower depression rates and elevated levels of serotonin (the chemical in your brain that makes you happier).
3. Coworkers work together better
People work together better with dogs. A recent Central Michigan University study found that dogs in the workplace can lead to more trust between co-workers and more collaboration among team members.
4. tons of companies already do it
The number of businesses that allow their employees to take their dogs to work has grown over 5,000 in the last decade.
5. the top fortune 500 companies in the us let employees bring their dogs to work
Coincidence? We think not. Major companies like Google, Ben & Jerry’s, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Amazon not only allow people to bring their dogs but are also included in many lists of top places to work.
So hurry up and download our petition below to get your company to be a happier, more productive, dog-friendly place.