The Pawsitive Impact of Dog-Friendly Offices: Boosting Morale and Productivity

“Dog friendly offices provide clear benefits for a company’s pups, parents, and culture” – Anna Podolsky


We loved seeing this article trending on LinkedIn, from CEO of dog focused company Lyka. 

We know first-hand that dog-friendly offices offer numerous benefits for both furry companions and their owners. Dogs have been proven to boost morale, alleviate stress, and encourage movement, ultimately leading to increased productivity. At our workplace, we have experienced these advantages firsthand with our beloved culture manager, Louis, who is an important part of our office dynamics.

Marion Janner a mental health campaigner and all-round animal lover, says that dogs teach us a whole range of lessons in this piece in the Guardian: “Dogs love us unconditionally. They’re the ultimate in equal opportunities – entirely indifferent to race, gender, star sign, CV, clothes size or ability to throw cool moves on the dance floor. The simplicity and depth of this love is a continuous joy, along with the health benefits of daily walks and the social delights of chats with other dog walkers. They teach kids to be responsible, altruistic and compassionate and, valuably but sadly, how to cope when someone you love dies.”


Louis, P&C’s Culture Manager:

Having Louis by our side has significantly contributed to reducing stress levels among the team. His mere presence exudes a sense of tranquillity and unity, fostering a positive work environment. His regular check-ins (that often take the form of a snoot on the desk), accompanied by his ever-wagging tail, provide a delightful distraction from our responsibilities.

Even a brief moment of petting Louis has proven to be rejuvenating, allowing us to take a break from our work and return with renewed focus and enhanced productivity.

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