Dog people in Boston, rejoice: companies with pet-friendly cultures are on the rise. Workplaces from coast to coast are prioritizing dog-friendly perks and benefits—and it isn’t just to make you squee. Dog-friendly offices result in lower employee stress and even help encourage collaboration across teams.
Ready for your next career move? Rover—one of the best dog-friendly companies in the country, and the world’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers—dug into the data from working pet parents and companies, then applied a proprietary Rover ranking to determine the most dog-friendly offices in Boston.
The best dog-friendly offices in Boston
Zogics takes dog-friendly to the next level. Zogics is one of the nation’s largest health and fitness suppliers. Zogics Pet is their new sub-brand where they produce a line of premium pet care products made with organic, plant-based cleansers.
Their office in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts has acres—acres!—of outdoor space for mid-day walks and playtime. The fact that they’re situated next to a large park with 15 miles of dog walking trails is no accident: They chose their locale specifically for its dog-friendliness. Because of the pandemic, Zogics now permanently operates with a hybrid model with some people working remotely and some in person.
Despite this, the company has maintained their pet-friendly culture. CEO Paul LeBlanc said employees often have their pets join Zoom/video meetings. The company also encourages employees to introduce newly adopted pets to their team via video, email or chat, as well as share videos/photos of their pets. “We’ve added pet-friendly benefits that employees can use outside of an office environment like a pet care stipend, adoption stipend, new pet care packages, and more,” LeBlanc said.
- Ample green space for mid-day walks and playtime
- Office doggy day care
- Free dog treats
- Doggy massage
- ‘Pawternity’ policy including a $200 pet store gift card, 1 extra week of PTO, and a lifetime supply of Zogics pet shampoo.
TripAdvisor isn’t just the world’s largest travel site—it’s also one of Boston’s best dog-friendly companies with pet-friendly benefits designed for dog people like you. TripAdvisor dog people are proud of their pets—so proud, in fact, that they take custom photos of their office dogs and publish them in an annual calendar shared company-wide.
- Office doggy day care
- Designated dog-friendly spaces
- Annual office dog calendar
athenahealth’s cloud-based and on-premises solutions deliver measurable financial and clinical results for healthcare organizations of all shapes and sizes. With a mission based on serving people and bettering the healthcare system, it should perhaps be no surprise that the company cares deeply about the wellness of its employees. The convenience for employees is top of mind and why there are ample dog-friendly benefits and perks outside of just being able to bring dogs into the office.
- Stipend for pet health insurance
- Annual financial support for pet care
- Free treats in the office
With offices in several US cities, Chewy is a massive player in the pet space. The online retailer aims to be the most trusted and convenient source of pet products and is well-known for their commitment to the pet-loving community. Aside from being able to bring dogs into the office when it’s open, employees of Chewy receive other benefits like paid-time-off when they adopt a pet.
- “Pawternity” leave
This Boston-based integrated marketing agency is a team of collaborators, and we know that having pets around only further enables that culture. 829 reported that when in their office, the conference rooms are named after our employees’ dogs and feature their photos. Dogs have participated in their annual Halloween costume contest as well. Even while the team works remotely at home, dogs make appearances—popping into the frame on Zoom calls and brightening everyone’s day.
- Free office treats
- Dog beds
- Water and food bowls
- Pet-friendly events
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Whether you need a 5-star pet sitter who’ll treat your dog like family or you’re looking for a nearby dog park, we’ve got you covered with tips for dog-friendly Boston.