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Bella and Duke opens pet friendly office

It will include in-house expert behaviourist, Caroline Spencer, to ensure pets are at their ‘happiest’ when in the office. There will also be the opportunity for employees to learn from Spencer and improve knowledge of dog body language and behaviour.

Bella and Duke has opened a pet friendly office as work life returns to normal.

A collaborative effort between pet experts at Bella and Duke and the build and design team at Space Solutions, has seen the creation of what is believed to be the UK’s most pet friendly office.

According to the retailer, a number of benefits, services and facilities have been implemented to improve employee welfare as well as their four legged companions, including:

  • Full-time pet and people ‘park ranger’ to offer pet support ensuring that the needs of office pets as well as visiting pets are being met.
  • In-house expert behaviourist, Caroline Spencer, to ensure pets are at their “happiest” when in the office. There will also be the opportunity for employees to learn from Spencer and “improve knowledge” of dog body language and behaviour.
  • Inbuilt kennels for a pet safe and designated picket fence pet sensory garden.
  • Agility courses and interactive areas for pets to “bond with their owners.”
  • Pet friendly decor and design, with specific plants and flowers as well as a selection of pet friendly herbs in the pet sensory garden
  • Calming sprays, toys, snuffle mats and other enrichment.

Mark Scott, CEO of Bella and Duke, said: “Our pets have always been right by us, even more so during lockdown, so we felt it was time we did right by them. We hear of companies talking about being pet friendly, but with pet wellbeing at the core of what our company does, we wanted to take it one step further and create the UK’s most pet friendly office.”

“It’s our mission to help pets live a happier life, so we encourage more businesses to think about their pet friendly office and work policies to enjoy the benefits four-legged employees can bring.”

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