Animals in the office isn’t a new concept. Big names like Google have encouraged their staff to bring their pets to the office for a while now and the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association found that as of 2012, 20% of companies in the U.S. allow employees to bring pets to work. We at THR33FOLD are advocates of many things, and having pets in the office is one of them.
According to U.S. News, having pets in the office will attract other pet lovers and create a common workplace culture. When you work in an environment where deadlines are law and it’s all about the hustle, culture is important to keep morale high, even in times of stress. And it’s hard to be stressed out when you see a little fur ball of adorable chewing on a Storm Trooper doll.
Being able to bring your pet to work makes the office feel a little more like home, and gives you one less thing to worry about during the day. If you’re finding yourself worrying about a lot of things at the moment, take a little break and check out all of the furry friends who have stopped by the FOLD over the years.
Pip is the latest addition to the THR33FOLD team. At 14 weeks old, he already possesses the maturity of a seasoned Director of Human Resources. He quietly makes his way underfoot to ensure the entire team is working at maximum efficiency with minimum stress. His greatest skill is knowing exactly when someone needs a puppy play break.
Mello is fierce Miami native and rescue from the Miami-Dade County Animal Service Shelter. Though she doesn’t visit often, Mello fits right in at the FOLD, as an avid advocate for Don’t Bully My Breed and budding social media maven. You can follow her daily adventures on Instagram @mellogoddess
Muffin is the original Director of Human Resources at THR33FOLD and one of our founding partners. Though she is no longer with us, Muffin lives on as the curious feline who escaped three abductions and convinced the city of Coral Gables to change their “lost pet sign” regulations. She was both an expert at inspiring motivation in our team and the community and knowing precisely the worst time to sit on your keyboard.
This Boarder Collie Babe visits us from Virginia with the rest of the Snowbirds. Bailey stops by the office as part of her vacation, so when she’s around, her main priority is getting a little R and R.
Need even more adorable in your day? We’ve packed this Pinterest board with photos of office pets from around the world. Share your photos with us in the comments below and we’ll add your furry friend.