10 Employers that Will Love Your Pets as Much as You Do

July 8, 2016, 11:00 PM UTC
Photograph by Adam Hinton — Mars, Inc.

This piece originally appeared on Monster.com.

If you’re among the 65% of U.S. households that include a pet, you likely know the joy of unconditional love. On the flipside, you know how miserable it can be to go to work each day and leave your best buddy behind. Imagine how much more awesome your job would be if some of your “co-workers” had whiskers and wet noses.

A growing number of employers feel exactly the same way. A 2015 Society for Human Resource Management survey found that 8% of American workplaces allow employees to bring pets to work, up from 5% in 2013. The benefits go beyond having a much more adorable staff: Studies have found that allowing pets in the workplace can reduce stress and lead to happier work environments.

To help you and you four-legged confidante find a job the two of you can get excited about, Monster rounded up 10 companies that will welcome you with open paws.


Locations hiring: Multiple, nationwide
Number of employees: 200,000+
What it does: Amazon (AMZN) is a Seattle-based e-commerce company that sells all types of products and provides a marketplace for people to buy and sell nearly anything.
Pet policy: Employees are welcome to bring their dogs to the office, which has special doggie drinking fountains. The dogs of Amazon even have their own calendar for sale, and some of the proceeds go to the ASPCA.


Locations hiring: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Number of employees: 2,500
What it does: The Grand Rapids-based company designs and produces vacuum cleaners, floor cleaners and other cleaning products.
Pet policy: Bissell lets employees bring pets to the Pet Spot, a space designed with individual workstations, kennels with access to a fenced-in yard, a pet-washing station and an outdoor walking path. “Allowing pets in our workplace has been shown to reduce stress and lift spirits of our associates while inspiring our pet-friendly culture,” says Maureen Walsh, vice president of human resources. “We survey our associates annually, and they indicate having access to our Pet Spot to bring their pet to work is a top reason why they love working here.”

Orlando Weekly

Locations hiring: Orlando
Number of employees: About 30
What it does: Orlando Weekly is a weekly alternative newspaper covering sports, entertainment and news.
Pet policy: Dogs are allowed in the office, and a few employees bring their pooches in every day. “Pets are our loveable, furry children and sometimes need to be with us when we work,” says Rachel Hoyle, marketing and events coordinator. “Orlando Weekly is pleased to offer a pet-friendly work environment to assist employees with their work-life balance.”

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Locations hiring: Multiple, nationwide
Number of employees: 55,000+
What it does: Google (GOOG) created and operates the world’s busiest online search engine and is responsible for the Android operating system and apps used by people around the globe. Its global headquarters are in Mountain View, California.
Pet policy: Some offices allow employees to bring their dogs to work, including Googleplex, the company’s headquarters.


Locations hiring: Bend, Oregon
Number of employees: 200+
What it does: G5 is a digital marketing provider in the real estate industry.
Pet policy: G5 allows dogs in the office, and has seen a cat or two as well. “We offer very affordable pet insurance with great coverage. Annually we do a health-and-wellness day for dogs,” says Keeli Hyde, vice president of human resources for G5. “We work near many parks and trails, so dogs—and their humans—have a lot of opportunity to get outside for breaks and walks.”


Locations hiring: St. Louis, Missouri
Number of employees: 6,500 in the U.S.
What it does: Purina (part of Nestle) is a manufacturer of pet food and products.
Pet policy: Purina believes so much in the power of pets in the workplace, it launched a campaign called Pets at Work to help other companies adopt pet-friendly policies. “At Purina, we believe that pets and people are better together—whether at home or at work,” says Dr. Kurt Venator, a Purina veterinarian. “As pet lovers and owners, we are passionate about the Pets at Work movement and encourage our associates to bring their pets to work every day so they can experience the benefits, including exercise from a dog walk or having a calming companion nearby. This is why we see hundreds of pets at our St. Louis campus every week.”


Locations hiring: Menlo Park, California
Number of employees: 100
What it does: AnchorFree creates software for secure web browsing.
Pet policy: AnchorFree allows pets in the office and covers pet insurance for employees, up to $50 per month. “We love our pet friends and acknowledge that most of our employees have pets and consider their pets as family members. Thus we’re treating them as such,” says Levent Sapci, head of marketing at AnchorFree.


Locations hiring: Multiple, nationwide
Number of employees: 1,600
What it does: Zynga is a San Francisco-based company that creates video games for the social gaming industry, such as Farmville and Chess with Friends.
Pet policy: Zynga has a longstanding dog-friendly policy. “To welcome dogs to Zynga, we have a dog park on our roof and ‘barking lots’ placed throughout the office where dogs and their owners can take a break and play,” says a Zynga spokesperson.

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Mars Inc.

Locations hiring: Nationwide
Number of employees: 80,000+
What it does: Mars operates six business segments, including Petcare, Chocolate and Wrigley.
Pet policy: Though the Mars Inc. guidelines are applied on a local basis, “in recent years, we have put great focus on making our offices, wherever possible, a pet friendly place to work,” says a Mars Inc. representative. “Our Associates enjoy having pets around—they let us relax, make us feel happier and help us connect with each other. Of course we have petiquette guidelines for pet behavior to make sure that the environment works for all.”


Locations hiring: New York City
Number of employees: 160
What it does: Meetup is a platform for groups of people to organize and get together locally based on common interests.
Pet policy: Employees can bring dogs into the office.