Rover.com survey conducted via SurveyMonkey in March 2019 among 1,238 US adult dog owners who work in an office. To better understand which dog-friendly benefits matter most to dog owners working in offices, we asked them to rank various benefits from most important to least important. The results showed that dog owners value pet health insurance most, followed by pet friendly on site amenities, pet PTO (paying for pet care when you’re traveling), and pet bereavement. These results were used to weigh the benefits offered at each company, as part of the rank.
Rover’s 2019 Best Dog-Friendly Companies were awarded based on Rover’s proprietary ranking which polled more than 100 dog-friendly companies across the US. Each company was awarded points based on key dog-friendly criteria including the number of dogs allowed in the office, dog and pet parent perks, and amenities.
Company employee count (defined by Glassdoor’s range) was factored into the Rover ranking under the premise that there are larger financial and operational implications of offering such benefits and perks at scale.
In the Event of a Tie
If more than one company was awarded the same score based on their pet-related benefits, Rover ordered the list by companies with the larger secondary employee counts (defined by LinkedIn).
The amenities and benefits offered by each company were grouped together by category and represented with one of the following icons: