Today Nestlé Purina, a global leader in pet nutrition, health and wellness, joined with five other pet-friendly companies to break the world record for “Most Pets in the Workplace in One Day” with 691 pets by inviting their associates to bring their pets to work on “National Take Your Dog to Work Day.”
The participating companies include:
- Onion, Inc.
- The Nerdery
- Outward Hound
Purina first set this record in 2015 with RecordSetter.com when associates brought 281 pets to work last June. Purina significantly broke the previous record, more than doubling the 2015 outcome, thanks to their pet-friendly partners, who share their appreciation for the many benefits of allowing pets in the workplace.
For more than 18 years, Purina has encouraged its associates to bring their pets to work and the program has provided numerous benefits for employees and their pets. Eighty five percent of employees of companies with pets in the office say that pets at work policies are beneficial, according to a survey conducted in 2015 by Purina in conjunction with Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Some of these benefits include reduced blood pressure, a decrease in loneliness, lower cholesterol levels, higher employee morale, increased productivity and a boost in physical activity.
The pets also benefit from being with their owner throughout the day.