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Helping Workplaces Go To the Dogs

New book from The HSUS provides tips for a canine-friendly office

New book from The HSUS provides tips for a canine-friendly office

While folks working in shelters have plenty of pooches in their “offices,” most workers aren’t so lucky. And that’s a shame, since the bundle of love lying beneath your desk can do more than keep you company as you work. Studies show she can reduce your stress, raise morale, give you and your co-workers something to talk about, and even boost productivity.

Dogs at Work: A Practical Guide to Creating Dog-Friendly Workplaces, a new book published by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), explains why dogs at work can be good for employees’ souls as well as the organization’s bottom line. Authors Liz Palika (a writer specializing in pet topics) and Jennifer Fearing (The HSUS’s chief economist) also address some potential problems and provide a step-by-step guide to getting your office ready for dogs—and vice versa.

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