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!