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Pets and the workplace

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How to avoid common mistakes when bringing your pet to work

May 17, 2019

(Petplan Press Release) — Mark your calendars and fetch your lint rollers: This year, June 17 is Pet Sitters Take Your Cat to Work Day and June 21 is Pet Sitters International’s Take Your Dog to Work Day®. But, while companies may roll out the red carpet to welcome employee pets during these annual events, […]

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Cat café and record store to open in Centreville, Virginia

February 23, 2019

“It was kind of like an ah-ha moment when I introduced this idea to my husband,” Kristen said. “I told him, ‘We can finally open up that art gallery/record store that we’ve always talked about and have the main focus be on keeping cats out of cages and adopting homeless animals!’” CENTREVILLE, Virginia (Newswire.com) — […]

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Wow! This pet bird may have been the first White House pet

February 16, 2019

Richard J. Adler publishes “White House Mockingbird” (SBPRA) — Bird lovers and history buffs can share both interests with their children through an illustrated children’s book. “White House Mockingbird,” by Richard J. Adler, tells the story of how Thomas Jefferson, the third U.S. president, kept a mockingbird as a pet in his study. Although presidents […]

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Long Island company’s pet policy now includes pigs

February 16, 2019

SupplyHouse.com employee’s pet pig hogs all the attention in the office MELVILLE, New York (PRNewswire) — SupplyHouse.com, an e-commerce company that sells plumbing, heating and HVAC supplies, modified their in office pet policy to allow pigs. On Tuesday, Feb. 5th, employee Steve Erickson brought his pet pig, Truffles, to the office for a day of […]

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Survey shows having a pet can help lead to success

November 16, 2018

A survey conducted by Banfield Pet Hospital® discovered a correlation between pets and professional achievements: 93 percent of C-suite executives surveyed in the U.S. grew up with a pet, with 78 percent attributing their career success in part to owning a pet as a child. VANCOUVER, Washington (PRNewswire) — Pets bring joy, companionship and comfort […]

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Pet-ternity leave? Company offering a paid day off a year for employees to spend with their pets

October 14, 2018

Recently we posted about a Nationwide and Human Animal Bond Research Institute Study that showed the benefits of pet friendly workplaces. Hot on the heels of that news,

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Study shows pets in the workplace have a lot of positive benefits

October 12, 2018

More than three times as many employees at pet friendly workplaces report a positive working relationship with their boss and co-workers. BREA, California (PRNewswire) — A recent study conducted by Nationwide, in partnership with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), reveals that 90 percent of employees in pet friendly workplaces feel highly connected to […]

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Business donates time and skills to help keep cats safe

September 13, 2018

DURHAM, North Carolina, (PRNewswire)– There aren’t many places in today’s world that offer ongoing, unconditional care to animals in need, but that’s exactly what the Goathouse Refuge does. According to their website, Goathouse Refuge is a “nonprofit, no-kill animal sanctuary dedicated to providing cage-free care for cats regardless of age, medical issues or disposition until a […]

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