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Why Have A Dog-Friendly Office? See Ours Plus the Country’s Top 11

August 10, 2016

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 Our office mascot, Jackson, easily makes Legacy MedSearch a top dog-friendly office!

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It’s more than a trend: it’s science. Spending time with dogs can increase productivity, workplace happiness, even prolong your life—and offices from coast to coast are taking note. After all, who doesn’t want a happier, healthier workforce (and lots of puppy kisses, to boot)? We’ve rounded some of the most inspiring dog-friendly offices in the country. Take a look!

Why Have a Dog-Friendly Workplace? and Wakefield surveyed 1,000 pet parents to find out just how key dogs are to our human happiness. Turns out 78% of employed pet parents would bring their dog to work if their employer allowed it—and nearly two-thirds (63%) would bring them along frequently. Plus, science supports what dog lovers have long suspected: having a dog around simply makes life office


  • Dogs improve moods: Studies have shown that having a pet can lessen the symptoms of depression and help you maintain an optimistic outlook.
  • Dogs decrease stress: Consider this 2012 story about office workers in North Carolina who showed significantly lowered stress levels when they were allowed to bring dogs to work.
  • Dog lovers get more oxytocin: Spending time with pets increases your level of the hormone oxytocin, often referred to as the “love hormone.”
  • Dogs enhance the workplace: Central Michigan University released a study showing that dogs in the workplace resulted in increased trust and collaboration between coworkers.

Read Full Article – Source: 11 Top Dog-Friendly Offices Around the Country | Rover Blog

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