(Closed) Dogs in the workplace

posted 6 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Dogs in the workplace?
    Sure why not. As long as they are well behaved. : (57 votes)
    64 %
    The office is not a place for pets. : (32 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I often wish I could have my pup here at work with me. It would be soothing…for me, not the dog, I’m sure. I’ve only heard of this at smaller offices or, like, if the company somehow caters to pets.

    I know one of my dogs would LOVE it, but he’d be bothering everybody. The other dog would be too anxious and would be miserable.

    Post # 4
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Wow, I really don’t understand that at all. My mom is in the Army, and because her building is right off base, she is allowed to bring her dog in for a few minutes, but she better have a good reason for doing it (going to the vet or grooming).

    Post # 5
    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    As long as they are not being bothersome, but their smell is bothering you so I guess you can speak up about it.

    Post # 6
    5479 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    As much as I absolutely LOVE dogs… if I worked in an office, especially a cubicle, I’d definitely prefer to not have dogs around.  My cousin works in a car repair garage, so it’s practically mandatory that they have a shop dog laying around, and a friend of mine works at a dog boarding factility, so she takes her dog with her to work.  I work in a lab, with blood, body fluids, needles, and small children, so NO DOGS ALLOWED!  *except for therapy animals, but they belong to the patients, not to me!

    Post # 7
    8219 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would love to be able to take my dogs to work

    Post # 8
    2105 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m a huge dog lover, we have 2 at home.  But I’m highly allergic to cats.  I’ve had an anaphylactic reaction to them before, so I’m very sympathetic to others who might have pet allergies.  Because of that I don’t think they should be in the workplace.

    Post # 9
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it’s awesome as long as no-one is allergic. DH’s new company allows their employees to bring their dogs into the office which we’re beyond thrilled about since that means we’ll actually be able to get a pup eventually. 

    Post # 10
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have at times looked for jobs at companies where I could bring my dogs to work. It would make me so much happier. Whenever I’m frustrated, stressed, or upset the first thing I want is my dogs. I even go home for lunch just to get some puppy kisses to be able to finish my days.

    But I know not everyone are dog people, so while many people would benefit others would probably be too upset and nervous. Also, I can imagine that dogs would only be allowed where there are no customers or visitors on a regular basis.

    So from a personal point of view I say yes, but from and HR standpoint I don’t think it’s the best idea.

    Post # 11
    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    All the time in the office?  No.  I love my dog, but I don’t expect others to.


    • Dog in office is a one-time thing- if someone’s house is being sprayed or worked on and no one can watch the dog, for example.  Only works in certain work environments.
    • Service animals

    Post # 12
    3689 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I prefer people bringing their dogs to work than their badly behaved children.  I used to work with two sisters who had 3 children between them, and the kids were all brats.  They wouldn’t contain the kids in their own offices, even if the children were supposedly sick, so the kids went around bugging other people.  I’d get up from my computer for a second and come back and have some kid sitting there playing on it.  It happened even if the computer was locked, because their mother showed them how to log me out and use her login to get in.  I also had to go to the dermatologist a bunch of times and get warts removed from my fingers because they were touching my keyboard.

    But I’ll happily sit there working all day with someone else’s dog sitting in my lap.  

    Post # 13
    1095 posts
    Bumble bee

    Fiance runs his own business and has an office of 22 employees and he brings our pooch to work every now and then. Most of the time, she just stays in and around his office and doesn’t really bother anyone. I think it’s great for the days when I can’t go home at lunch to walk her and everyone loves it when she comes to work! So i’m an advocate of bringing your dog to work, as long as they behave. However, I can see how this would be problematic with several dogs, or if some employees are allergic (in which case I think it would be totally unacceptable).

    Post # 14
    3220 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I wouldn’t mind if I didn’t notice the dogs at all– they’d have to be quiet, well-behaved, and not smelly.  I love dogs but nothing bothers me more than a poorly-trained dog! 

    I made the decision to be a college professor the day I saw a history professor bring his two golden retrievers to work.  I’d love to let my big lug sleep on the floor of my office all day. 

    Post # 16
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    OMG Please, I have 2 dogs, and I would never consider bringing them to work .

    EDIT… Sorry bad day.

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