I LOVE ’em! I love all kinds of dogs, the sweet, soulful dog, the crazy high-energy dog, big & goofy, small & mighty…while I definitely have my favs, I love them all! But thats not why I created Corporate Canine. I’m pretty fond of all types of margaritas too (cucumber, pineapple, ginger. On the rocks. No salt please) but I have no desire to start a “margarita@work” program (hmmm…).

I created Corporate Canine to help stressed out workers everywhere! The physical effects of excessive stress have long been recognized – from heart attacks and strokes to ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders. Workplace stress costs U.S. employers an estimated $200 billion per year in absenteeism, lower productivity, staff turnover, workers compensation, medical insurance and other stress related expenses.

A well designed and executed dog@work program has been proven to “improve productivity and2-cute-pooches morale in the workplace”. It can lower employee stress and increase job satisfaction, employee trust, communication and team work. But don’t just take my word for it, you don’t even know me (although I’d love to “talk dogs” over an icy pitcher of green tea & honey margaritas sometime). Click below to read the research done by Virginia Commonwealth University. Or better yet talk to the happy employees at Zynga, Google, Build-a-Bear, Bissell and MANY other awesome companys that allow dogs@work..they’ll tell you!

Cheers!

http://www.news.vcu.edu/article/Benefits_of_Taking_Fido_to_Work_May_Not_Be_Far_Fetched