Behind the Scenes: Dogs Helping at Work

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By Andrick Buggs, PetSafe Video Coordinator

Is this what you picture when you think of our dogs at work?

Is this what you picture when you think of our dogs at work?

I love my job for a myriad of reasons, but one that stands out from time to time is when I walk in the office, and I am approached by one of our “resident dogs.” One in particular, and I’m sure you’ve seen him in some capacity or another is our beloved “Finn,” a French Bulldog whose life-sized personality can penetrate the hardest of hearts. His owner just so happens to be my boss, and they sit right behind me. As you can imagine, the fun never ends.

I remember when I first started working here, the idea of having your pet at work seemed like it would be counterproductive to the work environment, but it’s quite the contrary.  Having our four-legged buddies at work has made coming to the office conducive to a productive, fun and exciting environment.

Another great thing about having dogs in the office? It’s a good place to find talent for any upcoming video shoots. Finn even starred in our recent holiday deterrent shoot, along with Emmitt, another great office dog at PetSafe!

Even if you were an employee who didn’t have a dog when you first started working here, a good pat on the head to a resident office dog makes everything better.  No matter what type of day you are having, dogs seem to always have the right medicine for clearing the clouds. I have inherited two dogs since starting work at PetSafe. While my busy schedule doesn’t allow for me to always bring my pets to work, dogs like Finn and Cleo (a Pit Bull mix) in my work area seem to be a good temporary stand-in for my “Chorgi” (Faith) and my Westie-Schnauzer mix (Hope). If you own or work for a company that’s looking to jolt their work environment, trust me, the pets at work concept is not overrated…thank us later!

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