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Think Your Office Is A Zoo? Companies Go Pet-Friendly

 - Jun 22, 2006
Millions of Americans believe pets on the job lower absenteeism and encourage workers to get along, according to the survey by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association.

Pet-friendly environments can pay off in a competitive job market, said Phil Carpenter, vice president of marketing at Simply Hired, an online jobs database that has added an option for job-seekers to select a dog-friendly company.

More than 400 companies -- among them Google Inc. -- have listed themselves as dog-friendly, he said. (REUTERS)