Do you dream of working for a dog-friendly company? A recent Rover survey reveals that 65% of UK pet parents say working alongside their dog improves their mental health and wellness, and there are plenty of businesses that share this same mindset.
Get to know some amazing dog-friendly companies in the UK on our list below. You’ll discover that many offer perks way beyond just being a dog-friendly office, with benefits that range from supporting employees and their pups still working from home to perks for those considering return-to-office plans.
What we considered
Dogs are allowed in office
Pet Time Off
Paid time off for pet bereavement or adoption
Support for pet insurance and/or adoption
In-office perks like treats, gates, and dog beds
These Are the Best Dog-Friendly UK Companies of 2021
Attest’s team members are supported with up to 5 paid days off when they adopt a new pet and up to 8 weeks of extra flexible time to ensure they have adequate time with their new family member. Attest also celebrates and shares important information on each office dog using their internal “Dogtabase.”
The same-day service company offers their pet parent employees full coverage for pet insurance as well as 3 extra days of paid leave when they adopt a new pet.
When a team member of Itch Petcare Limited adopts a new pet the company offers them PTO and a £50 pet gift. Employees also benefit from pet charity volunteer days off, birthday gifts for their pet, and PTO for pet bereavement.
Tailwise’s empathy for their pet parent employees can be seen in their PTO policies. Team members can take up to 5 extra days when adopting a new pet and bereavement time off is at the discretion of the employee.
Aside from the “furry-friends” Slack channel, pet parents enjoy partial coverage for pet insurance, quarterly stipends for pet care, dog-friendly happy hour "pawties," and Procore-branded dog tags.
The British quarterly literary magazine supports their team members with 2 extra days of PTO for bereavement if their pet passes away.
#7Hug Pet Food
As a pet food manufacturer, it’s no surprise that employees (and even suppliers!) enjoy working alongside furry friends at the office. And since the dogs enjoy being product taste testers and interacting with customers it’s a win-win.
This small Shoreditch-based team has welcomed dogs in the office since the company started. Pet parents at the company enjoy in-office doggy day care, cuddling dogs in client meetings, and the flexibility to work from home when adopting a new pet.
London-based stationery company, Papier invites dogs to their office because they believe in the fun and playful company culture associated with working alongside dogs.
Security company Tessian believes in the positive impact that dogs have on company culture and well being, so their office door is always open to team members furry friends.
In their new office—with more room and dog toys to spare—Fidel API provides their growing team with a dog-friendly office culture. There is no limit on the number of dogs allowed in the office and dogs can hang out wherever they like, including the reception sofa.
This London-based HR software company supports a culture of working alongside your pup by offering designated pet-friendly spaces including dog play rooms and a rooftop dog park.
This Birmingham-based marketing company specialises in pet clients - their employees’ dogs star in campaigns and social media posts when they’re not busy testing out client treats.
Newcastle upon Tyne
The office culture of this Newcastle-based digital agency is made to be even more fun and playful with the presence of employees’ dogs who enjoy free treats, cozy beds, food, and toys.
Retail technology company NearSt believes that everyone in their office is happier with dogs in the office. They’ve noticed that interactions with the dogs throughout the day allows people to decompress and have a bit of fun.
A fast-growing PropTech company, LandTech ensures that their dog-friendly office culture is prominently featured in team branding videos. They love that the dogs end up being a topic of conversation in most of their interviews.
This flexible office space provider believes every business should have the right workspace to succeed. For the Hubble HQ team that means allowing employees to bring their dog into the office on the days when they are not at home with them working remotely.
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Employees have spoken and they want more dogs—and it’s not just for the cute factor. Whether your office is already dog friendly or you’re starting from scratch, we’ve got your back with tips and tricks to keep employees and their dogs happy, healthy, and motivated.
Pets are a major perk for those who work from home. A few minutes of fetch with your pup or feather-and-string with your cat can brighten an otherwise exhausting day. But as any pet parent working from home knows, it’s not always easy. Fortunately, the pet parents at Rover’s HQ are pros at working alongside their four-legged friends and are sharing the tools of the trade that get them (and their pets) through the workday at home.
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Pets in the workplace can reduce stress and create an overall positive environment to work, as lots of pet parents discovered this year when the pandemic sent them to work from home with their four-legged friends. That said, it may not be a slam dunk to start taking your work-from-home buddy into the office, check out our list of things to consider before bringing your pup to your job.
Rover UK’s 2021 Best Dog-Friendly Companies Report is based on Rover’s proprietary ranking which polled the dog-friendly companies listed in this year’s report. Each company was awarded points based on key dog-centric benefits including, paid time off for new pet parents and pet bereavement and financial stipends for pet health insurance, adopting a new pet or to pay for pet care services. Company size was also factored into the Rover ranking under the premise that there are larger financial and operational implications of offering such benefits and perks at scale. 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 employee count. Secondary data was collected through Rover consumer research conducted on 17th August 2021 via Pollfish, totalling 1,000 UK respondents and a separate study on 3rd June 2021 via Pollfish, totalling 500 UK dog owner respondents.