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Top Dog Friendly Places to Work

The Bark's Top Four Dog-Friendly Workplaces

I'm a huge fan of The Bark magazine, not only because it's based here on the West Coast, but they consistently report great info and news for dogs and their owners. In this month's issue – just in time for Take Your Dog to Work Day coming up on June 20 – Bark dug into the nation's most pet-friendly workplaces and came up with their top four faves. Not only does this story have me wanting to make a little space for North by my desk here at Sugar HQ, but it also has me saying "Awww!" since you know that both owners and pets have a blast at work every day!

  • Amazon: Anywhere from 24 to 36 dogs come to work daily at the Seattle, WA, headquarters. Owners must first register their pups and agree to rules like keeping vaccines up to date and staying on a leash — unless they're in their office, of course.
  • Healthwise: This Boise, ID, company that employs around 200 people have welcomed pets in the office since day one in 1975. Doggies must adhere to a "three-strikes" rule, ensuring that problem pooches get adequate warning before being booted. But with the miles of hiking trails that surround the complex, the pups seem to be too content (or just too tired) to cause trouble.

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  • Replacements, LTD: You would think that a 12,000-square-foot warehouse containing tons of china, crystal, and collectibles would be no place for dogs, but Replacements' founder, Bob Page, begs to differ. With people coming into the showroom just to visit the dogs, it must be good for business! Bob makes sure that his employees' pets' behavior remains their responsibility by recommending training for naughty doggies, then allowing them back to the office in three months. Kind of like dog probation, right?
  • Ben & Jerry's: The ice cream giant's headquarters in South Burlington, VT knows their 15 office dogs by name, and often introduces them to touring guests right alongside the employees. The dog-friendly environment is so therapeutic, that one Ben & Jerry's employee who was afraid of dogs before starting, has since become a dog lover and adopted two golden retrievers of her own!


lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
There was a little piece in the Washington Post about members and staffers who bring their dogs to the office. It was cute to see pictures of all of the little dogs in the halls of the House and Senate office buildings.
Abbey_jp Abbey_jp 9 years
I wish my job would accept pets... I would love to get a pom but i cant while I am working full time.....
JJCC JJCC 9 years
Burton Snowboards allows dogs. They are everywhere at the companies Burlington, VT offices, 30+ easily.
Sarah-Conley Sarah-Conley 9 years
What about Google?
dreamlover823 dreamlover823 9 years
For the first 6 months of Fendi's life she was able to come to work with me every day... its was an awesome bonding experience... I hate to leave her at home now...
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I saw an episode of the Dog Whisperer and Paul Frank is a pretty dog frienly business. It was pretty cute.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I really wish I could take my dog to work. :( Especially because she has bad separation anxiety. My dog doesn't bark! She'd be very well-behaved.
JennySue JennySue 9 years
Nestle Purina in St. Louis,MO allows dogs, too.
runnergeek runnergeek 9 years
i wish i could take max to work :(
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
We have two dogs at my office but they are very well-behaved and hypoallergenic. My dog is neither of those things.
cubadog cubadog 9 years
I can bring Cuba to work with me and I love it. Urban Outfitters Corporate allows you to bring your pooch to work depending on which building you work in.
foxie foxie 9 years
HSUS HQ allows dogs, too. I wish Leela could come to work with me.
missyd missyd 9 years
I would love it, however, if everyone bought their dogs and some did not get along with others, I can see it being a disaster real quick. Plus the potential barking???
ehadams ehadams 9 years
I would love to work in a dog friendly place!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
what a dream! to be able to take my dog to work? love it!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
This is great!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
What a great idea! I wish more companies would adopt this, but I can also see why they wouldn't (allergies).
CJaneTyp CJaneTyp 9 years
Yeah this is cool.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
i would LOVE to work for a company that allowed animals!! I hate being away from B-Bop
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