Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day 2014

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One of the benefits of working in the animal welfare world is that our main office is pet-friendly. Having dogs in the office helps lower stress and also forces us out of our chairs for much-needed walks. We also have a couple cats that accompany their humans to the office. Though it takes a special kind of cat (one that enjoys car travel, and dogs, just to give you an idea) in the spring and summertime the office is also populated with foster kittens.

Bringing foster kittens to the office is encouraged because it helps with their overall socialization and exposes them to all sorts of sounds and smells. Animals in the workplace also help the staff to bond and keep us ever mindful of our mission.

If you would like to learn more about how to make your office a pet-friendly office, check out our past blog on pets in the workplace policies. We want to wish you a very happy Take Your Dog to Work Day for 2014 and introduce you to some of the furry faces we love seeing everyday!

sleepinf kittens

The foster kittens tend to do a lot of sleeping during the work day!

chocolate and tan chihuahua

Pilar weighed just 3 pounds when her owner adopted her. She is currently weighing in at a very healthy 8 pounds!

2 dogs sitting in their beds

Michelson Prize & Grants program dogs Gus and Yuki take the business of non-surgical sterilization very seriously!

brown mixed breed dog sitting

HR specialist Riley listens to employee concerns and also… can we go for a walk now?

black and white pit bull

Rufus greets passerby’s from his mom’s office.

Rio & Little Man

Rio and foster kitten Little Man supervise the tweeting. Little Man is currently available for adoption (and he is great with dogs!) Click on his picture for more information.

tan chug

Bella the chug really contributes at meetings.

foster kittens

Fostering saves lives. If you’d like to get your hands on some cuties like these two, click the picture to learn more about fostering.


Adorable Muppet Gonzo always causes a commotion when he is at the office.


Attorney by proxy Jimmy sometimes allows his hair to be styled because honestly, he has so many looks.

We hope you enjoyed our fur-family photo album. Have you got a picture of your pet hard at work? Post it to our Facebook wall!