As I sit and write this I have a very adorable fluffy companion sat by my feet offering me an extremely cute interval from work when needed.
In my 3 years of professional work I have been very lucky to work in two offices where pets were allowed, although unfortunately this stopped with dogs which meant my hamster had to be left at home.
I personally think it is a great idea. Once you have got used to the excitement of a crazy energetic puppy running around with peoples shoes you can see the benefits of a furry colleague. They offer a calming and therapeutic break from often a day of sitting staring at your computer and also provide a positive atmosphere to the office. Because really who can be sad when you have a tail wagging puppy looking at you!
About 8% of employees in the UK are allowed to take their dogs to work, according to research by Reed.co.uk, and the practice has been going on for years in the pet sector. Mars Petcare – whose brands include Pedigree, Whiskas and Sheba – began allowing workers to bring pets into the office in 2008. Pet charity Blue Cross, which was founded in 1897, says dogs have always been allowed in the office.