Dog-friendly companies are trending from coast to coast with companies of all sizes prioritizing dog-friendly perks and benefits that can result in lower employee stress and even encourage collaboration across teams. And with its plentiful dog parks, off-leash trails, and dog-friendly bars and eateries—not to mention our primary Rover.com home base—it’s no surprise Seattle businesses are prioritizing dog-friendly offices.
Inspired by our mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the love of a dog, Rover—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 Seattle (and nationwide). The companies that made our list take dog-friendliness to the next level with perks, benefits, and office cultures inspired by our pets.
The best dog-friendly companies in Seattle
This Seattle-based behemoth needs no introduction—but you might be surprised to learn that they’ve made dog-friendliness a cornerstone of the office culture. With over 7,000 employee dogs registered and up to 500 in the office on any given day, Amazon’s Seattle team enjoys special dog-friendly events, benefits, and most importantly, loads of snuggles. Who knew the world’s largest e-commerce business was powered by puppy love?
- Discount on pet insurance
- Dog park on campus
- Annual summer event, Amazon Doggy Days
- Dog-friendly water fountain stations
- Designated dog run area (including a fake fire hydrant!)
- Free poop bags
As a pet insurance company, Trupanion has a deep understanding of the importance of keeping our dogs close. “Trupanion is a leader in medical insurance for cats and dogs,” explains Michael at Trupanion. “Having our dogs (and cats) in the workplace is part of our DNA and a great reminder as to why we come into work every day: to help the pets we all love receive the best veterinary care.” To that end, they’ve taken the task of building a dog-friendly office culture seriously with a suite of benefits designed for dog people—including in-house dog walkers on staff and available for workday walks. It’s an important perk for a company that boasts one of the highest pet-to-employee ratios in the country: 600 (human) employees and more than 300 registered dogs (plus a few cats!) in the office.
- Full coverage of pet insurance
- In-house dog walkers: Each dog receives at least one walk per day.
- Non-slip floors to help dogs feel safe and fear-free.
- 3 days of PTO for pet bereavement
- Pet holiday events including a Halloween costume contest and Valentine’s Day pet kissing booth.
- Annual employee pet food drive
- Pet Emergency Team to respond to any animal issues
This Seattle-based affiliate marketing software company got its start in 2009 and has pet-friendliness at their core. A rep from TUNE told us, “Having dogs at the office brings us joy, but it also makes us happy to be able to support local dog-related businesses, too! From puppy bakeries and mobile treat trucks to the Mud Bay around the corner from TUNE HQ, we love our fellow Seattle-based pet lovers/entrepreneurs.”
- Free dog treats
- Food and water bowls
- Dog-friendly events
With a site driven by the community itself, RealSelf uses reviews and popularity rankings to provide insight about aesthetic medicine and cosmetic treatments. To top it off, they’re pretty dog-friendly too. “RealSelf recognizes that pets are members of the family, and that the loss of a pet can cause great grief. We offer one day of paid leave due to the death of a family dog or cat,” says Stephanie at RealSelf.
- 1 extra day of PTO for pet bereavement
- Partial coverage for pet insurance
The Seattle Barkery
If you are a Seattle-based dog owner and have not checked out The Seattle Barkery, it’s a must. The boutique treat company pops up at local dog parks and events, bringing joy to pups and their humans. They told us, “We are a dog treat company so having dogs on hand is a must for us, employees and customers LOVE our staff dogs and look for them, ask about them, care about them! They are as much apart of staff as we are!”
- PTO for new pet parents
- PTO for pet bereavement
- Free dog treats
- Food and water bowls
- Pet beds
Discover dog-friendly Seattle
Dog people have a lot of reasons to love Seattle. We’ve captured many of them here: from dog-friendly hikes to great dog beaches. We’ve got you covered with dog care tips and destinations you and your dog can both enjoy.
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