The Top Perks of Having an Office Pet

11 Sep 2018 | Sprint Guest Author

Having an office pet has its perks! At SprintHQ, Ruby the Wonderdog is part of the #Sprintfam and any day she is in the office is a good day.

Here are some of the other perks of having an office pet:

Reduced stress

Relaxing at the end of a long work day is always better when you can have a cuddle with your pet. Why not bring this relaxation into the office? Studies have found that having an office pet reduces stress and doesn’t impact productivity.

Attractiveness to future employees

Applicants are always looking for a workplace that is modern and forward thinking, separating your company apart from other competitors. This definitely includes an office that welcomes office pets.

Improved office relationships

The love of animals can bring people together. An office pet encourages an employee who is stuck to their desk to get up and socialise with their colleagues over their mutual affection for said pet.

A healthy lifestyle

Let’s say you decide to bring a dog into the office. Dogs require walking and toilet breaks. This is a great way to have a quick break and get outside for some vitamin D and fresh air.

Happiness within the office

What dog doesn’t make you happy? Enough said.

Improved company culture

Pets in the office will improve the workplace atmosphere and culture. New relationships between work colleagues will foster a more collaborative environment.


Studies show that micro tasking and having short breaks improves productivity. Having to stop work and play with a fluffy office pet will benefit you and your work. Office pets help you get more done!

Teamwork skills

When your team needs to come together to look after a pet their overall teamwork skills may improve. They will learn more about each other’s strengths and weaknesses to help tackle projects more efficiently.

Decreased Absenteeism

Pet owners will be less inclined to stay at home when they can bring their fluffy friend into the office.

Focused employees

Rather than constantly staring at their desk, becoming bored and fatigued, employees will stay more focused knowing they have a cute pet to cuddle/play with when they have finished the task.

If you are trying to get an office pet or bring your pet work day approved – make sure you share these benefits with your boss.

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