Itsy is a miniature fireball who loves racing up and down the halls, greeting visitors, and looking for treats.
She’s been with us since our Vice President brought her in as a tiny puppy—about the size of a teacup—and her feedings had to be every couple of hours.
Our President & CEO originally said the dog could stay until she reached seven pounds, but of course Itsy won her over and has been brightening our days ever since.
I have encountered dogs—and sometimes cats—in all kinds of businesses from hair salons to non-profits to newspapers to marketing/design firms. I’m a fan. (Of course, I would be—I’m a dog person!)
It has been said that dogs improve productivity in the workplace. I know mine help me when I’m working from home—they remind me when it is time to take a playbreak, thus preventing me from reaching the point of diminishing returns and getting blood clots in my legs from sitting so long.
Of course, allergies, barking and coworkers who don’t pick up after their dogs in the event of…well…you can imagine…can be a concern.
How do you feel about dogs in the workplace?