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Over 80% of workplaces don’t allow dogs

A new survey has revealed that 82 percent of workplaces don’t allow dogs, even though one in two pet lovers would take their dog to work is allowed.

A survey from Purina, Nestlé’s pet food company, found when it comes to choosing a job, Britons would love to bring their furry friend to the office with two in five (38 percent) considering it a work perk.

This is particularly attractive for Millennials as half (47 percent) of 18-24 year olds see having pets in the office as an incentive to work somewhere.

Purina’s Pets At Work (PAW) programme at City Place, Gatwick was the first dog-friendly Nestlé HQ in the world.

Richard Watson, regional director, Purina comments: “We wholeheartedly believe that people and  pets are better together, being at work should not stand in the way of that.

“It boosts employee morale, encourages more physical activity and helps us create a stimulating environment where our people are happy, have fun and can perform at their best.

“We really hope that UK businesses will start to welcome pets into the office – both on Friday and beyond. Having pets in the office is inspirational – we now have over 60 canine colleagues and look forward to welcoming more over the next year.”

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