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Return to Work: Creating a Pet Policy for the Office

How to allow your staff to return with their four-legged friends

Have your employees asked about bringing a cute new coworker to the office? Or have wondered about your work’s pet policy?

Because of the pandemic, many people took the opportunity to adopt pets. But as companies begin to recall employees back into the office, some are wondering if they can bring their furry friends, too. Major tech companies — from Airbnb, Google, and Amazon — have adopted pet-friendly policies for their employees because they believe it fosters a happy and playful workplace. Having a pet-friendly office requires proper planning and policy implementation.

Remember, the health and safety of your employees and customers should always come first. If you do allow employees’ to bring pets to work, here is some guidance on creating a pet policy that works for your company.

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