But even before the policies were in place, Googlers brought dogs in to work in the earliest days.
The company named Yoshka (who belonged to Urs Hoelze, SVP of Technical Infrastructure) their “top dog” in 2004.
“We attracted several high-profile clients with only our team of birds.”Pets are a conversation starter, bringing coworkers together who might not interact otherwise.
“Having a dog in the office helps everyone decompress a bit and feel generally less stressed,” says Mc Intyre.
Bringing her Shih-tzu/Schnauzer mix, Bo, into the office is a big burden off communications associate Katie Hawley’s mind.
“Griffin will handle his role well,” Jason Taylor, external relations manager, said in the official statement.
“He’s young and eager, and he’s been trained by the best.”The game developer was named after–and bears a logo inspired by–founder Mark Pincus’s bulldog.
I can stick around and finish a project or hang out with co-workers after hours and not feel bad leaving my dog home alone.”Although they recently sold their pet holdings, P&G has a history of welcoming pets into the workplace.
They’ve even sent a press release announcing the retirement of Euka, their V. of canine communications (who also happened to be a yellow Lab) and announced her successor, Pawl Griffin.