Office Pets (Slideshow)

  • Well-mannered dogs are welcome at the Arkansas Business Publishing Group in Little Rock, Ark. Circulation Manager Shannon Davis poses with Luna, while her co-worker’s pup Duke relaxes behind them.

  • Mars Petcare in Franklin, Tenn., has allowed employees to bring dogs to work since 2007. Associate Bethany Parker and Luna are getting the job done.

  • San Francisco-based pharmaceutical company Genentech has an employee resource group for dog owners called gDOGs. Members of the group pose during an awareness event.

  • Auggie the dachshund is ready for his close-up.

  • The office at Kurgo, a pet accessory company in Salisbury, Mass., was designed with dogs in mind. It has easy-to-clean concrete floors, a dog-level water fountain and synthetic grass for playing.

  • Softchoice Corp., a Toronto-based IT firm, has allowed dogs at work for at least 20 years. Assessment Consultant Mark Fischer enjoys a “dog break” with two co-workers’ pets, Lebowski and (foreground) Chewbacca.

  • TINYpulse in Seattle has 60 employees who bring six to nine canines to work each week. Here, Oliver fills in for his owner, Leif Hanson, on the phone.

  • Once a quarter, The Motley Fool in Alexandria, Va., hosts an animal therapy day for staff, featuring ducklings or rescue dogs. Here, “Fool” Kevin Smith gets a kiss.

  • Seattle-based pet insurance provider Trupanion has a 1-2 pet-to-employee ratio. Beatrice is ready for the big meeting.

  • Trupanion is one of few companies that allow workers to bring cats to the office. This kitty, the uniquely named Mr. Steeeven, just woke from a cat nap.

  • Photos courtesy of Robbie Edison, John Murphy, Bill Page, Genentech, Kurgo, Leif Hanson and Kathryn Clappison.

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