Buckshot is our office puppy. He came to us from a shelter in upstate NY when he was about 2 years old. He had spent most of that time at the shelter due to the many medical issues. He was born with arthritis from head to tail. He also had trauma to his hind end which may have been caused from being hit by a car and left untreated. Buckshot requires daily medication for the pain and inflammation. He now gets lots of love from his forever family “the Ingalls” and the employees at Lucky Shot USA!
Top 3 Benefits of Dogs in the Workplace
Here are some of the top reasons why enlisting a four legged friend into the office could be the best decision you make (any excuse for me to look at cute animals):
1) Reduces Stress!
How can you not feel at ease when looking into the cheerful eyes of a dog? It’s an instant mood booster, and miraculously all the stress of work seems to dissipate as soon as a pet is around. They must have magic powers…or maybe they’re just too cute not to smile!
2) Brings Your Coworkers Together!
An office dog can be an incredibly powerful bonding tool. In a lot of offices, people like to keep themselves; but how would this change if suddenly a pet was introduced to the workplace? My bet is that suddenly everyone would want to be where the dog is, and well I never…they just so happen to be spending time with each other in the process! It would also become a shared interest among employees, creating a new point of conversation.
3) Increased Productivity!
Taking short breaks away from your desk to spend time with the dog, or take it for a walk, could work wonders for your employees’ productivity. Research has found that giving yourself a bit of a breather allows you to give your mind a bit of a break and return to your work feeling refreshed and engaged.