Archive for May, 2018

50 Co-Working Locations That Welcome Dogs

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Let’s face it: dogs make everything better, including work.

Having a furry friend wander the office can help improve collaboration, increase creativity, boost employee morale, improve employee satisfaction and decrease stress, to name a few of the benefits.

And while some traditional office spaces are jumping on the dog-friendly bandwagon (7 percent, compared to 4 percent in 2014), so are non-traditional office spaces, like co-working environments, also known as shared workspaces for small companies and freelancers. Indeed, as the U.S. is moving more towards a freelancing economy (it is projected that by 2027, the majority of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers), co-working spots are popping up everywhere. The number of co-working locations in the U.S. in 2017 was 4,043, with this figure expected to increase to 6,219 by 2022. Besides offering amenities like contemporary looking offices, state-of-the-art technology, happy hours and unlimited coffee, many are also making their locations dog friendly.
Check out 50 dog-friendly co-working spots across the U.S. compiled by real-estate listing platform CommercialCafe.

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Therapy Dogs Work Miracles. But Do They Like Their Jobs?

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

If you’re a dog lover, just being with your pet feels good.

So it’s no surprise that therapy dogs are healing companions for people with health conditions such as cancer, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and dementia.

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There are over 50,000 therapy dogs in the United States, and they’re becoming more popular in countries from Norway to Brazil. Trained and certified by a variety of organizations, these dogs and their handlers go into hospitals and other facilities and interact with patients.