Are Pets Coming To The Workplace?


People working from home have an increased dependence on their pets.

After quarantine for long periods of time, pet owners turned to their pets for companionship during their long hours of work.

Banfield Pet Hospital conducted a survey to discover if quarantine pets will change the future of the workplace as we know it for good.

According to the survey:

57% of pet owners say they’ll be most happy returning to their workplace if they can bring their pets with them

71% of Gen Zers and 48% Millennials have or are planning to reach out to their employer requesting they implement a pet-friendly policy once offices open back up

Nearly 1 in 2 Gen Zers and 1 in 3 Millennials say they would consider looking for another job post-pandemic if their workplace was not pet-friendly

1 in 2 C-Suite executives are planning to allow pets in the workplace, and 59% said they will allow more flexibility for workers wanting to stay remote with their pets

42% will do so to entice employees back into the office

The survey finds that Gen Z’ers and millennials are concerned how their pets will handle a transition in going back to commuting workdays.

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