Did you know that having well behaved pets in the workplace would lead to employees taking less days off sick? We surveyed hundreds of GPs, medical consultants and therapists and they told us what pet owners have always known - that pets are the ultimate stress buster.

Why owners love taking their pet to work

Virginia Norris, Co-founder and Director Aisle 8 fashion PR and Doogie, dachshund, age six

Virginia Norris, Co-founder and Director Aisle 8 fashion PR and Doogie, dachshund, age six 

“Doogie is a real London dog – he loves going on the Tube and the bus. He is great to have around and instantly puts people at ease. Everyone should have a dog in the office!”

Gerri Gallagher, Associate Editor at Tatler, and Welsh terrier, Tullah, age 11

Gerri Gallagher, Associate Editor at Tatler, and Welsh terrier, Tullah, age 11

“Tullah is my ‘editorial consultant’. She has been coming to work with me for the last 10 years and we get the bus in together every day. She is a real character and brings a sigh of relief and humour to us when things get a little stressy.”


Do you know a pet at work? Add it to the map!

Do you know a cat in a pub? A dog in an office? If you know a pet at work then please let us know by contacting us on press@bluecross.org.uk leaving us a comment on our Facebook page or tweeting us using #petsatwork – don't forget to tell us where you work, the name of your pet and what's great about having a pet at work!


Meet Pets at Work

Research tells us that there are many health benefits to having a pet at work, for example 89 per cent of healthcare professionals agree that stroking a pet can lower blood pressure and therefore reduce stress. Let's hear from some of these pets and find out why they love to be at work!

Pets at Work - Bonnie

Bonnie said...

"I love going to work with my owner - I get plenty of fun walks, tasty treats and playtime with the other dogs in the office. I also get lots of attention from all my human friends there; they love bringing me toys to chase and chew!"

Pets at Work - Polly

Polly said...

“I’ve heard that some dogs stay at home all day – and that’s fine if they like it, but personally I hate daytime TV!  I love coming to work, I get to have company most of the day, and we have a lovely walk at lunch time, which Mandy says does her good too!”

Pets at Work - Dudley

Dudley said...

“I like coming into the office every day. Especially if there is a chance to sit by an open window as I usually get a cheeky treat from passers-by.”

Pets at Work - Bru

Bru said...

“I need to be in the office just to make sure things are running smoothly. I’m the organised type and see myself in more of a supervisory role than a pet who prefers to sleep under a desk, I need to be on top of everything going on.”

Send in a photo of your pet at work!

Why not snap a photo of your pet enjoying their day at work? Post your photos and comments on our Facebook page or tweet them, making sure to use #petsatwork in your tweets.

— Page last updated 12/09/2016