Skip to main content

30 Best Dog-Friendly Companies to Work For

Find your next dog-friendly career now.

by Cameron Woo
October 1, 2021
A red-haired woman and a curly haired man kneeling down to pet a chocolate lab dog in the work office
bernardbodo/Adobe Stock

Your pet wants you to read our newsletter. (Then give them a treat.)

The following businesses understand the value of working in the company of dogs—whether it’s writing code, blowing glass, or saving the environment … work is just better with a dog by your side. Now more than ever, companies are going remote, giving employees more time at home with their pups. But being able to bring your dog to work in the office is still a bona fide perk—right up there with great health benefits and a gourmet lunchroom.

We’ve gathered the most comprehensive list of dog-friendly workplaces in America. These companies have developed dog-friendly policies that work for both people and pets and offer bonuses like treats, doggy daycare, grooming, and pet insurance.

Here Are 30 Dog-Friendly Companies

We salute these companies for working and playing hard and valuing a belly rub and as much as a balance sheet.

Advent Software

Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Number of employees: 1,141

Advent provides dog-related events, discounted pet insurance, and “pet holistic health” classes for all employees.

Airbnb

Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Number of employees: 5,500

Over at Airbnb’s dog-friendly workplace, dogs are given their own employee badges to scan, and in-office snacks too.

Amazon

Headquarters: Seattle, WA 
Number of employees: 88,500

Employees at Amazon share their offices with as many as 7,000 dogs. These dogs get plenty of treats and perks, but they must remain on a leash unless behind a baby gate or a closed door.

Autodesk

Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Number of employees: 7,000

As a pioneer of the dog-friendly office, Autodesk offers plenty of pet benefits including pet insurance, treats, and dog training classes.

Ben & Jerry’s

Headquarters: South Burlington, VT
Number of employees: 110 

While Ben & Jerry’s only employs about 110 humans, they have about 20 dogs on campus—that’s a ratio of one dog for every five humans.

BISSELL Homecare, Inc.

Headquarters: Grand Rapids, MI
Number of employees: 2,000 

At Bissell Homecare, they have a pet-friendly facility called Pet Spot. The area features workstations, a conference area, indoor kennels, a dog bathing station, and a play area.

Bitly

Headquarters: New York, NY
Number of employees: 234

All three of Bitly’s headquarters (New York, San Francisco, and Denver) are dog-friendly with plenty of perks.

Build-A-Bear-Workshop

Headquarters: St. Louis, MO 
Number of employees: 4,250 

Featured on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list, Build-A-Bear’s dog-friendly perks include puppy birthday parties, treats, grooming services, and day camp.  

Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners

Headquarters: Sausalito, CA 
Number of employees: 150

Listed on Outside magazine’s 50 Best Companies to Work, BSSP’s day includes a daily group dog walk.

Chewy

Headquarters: Boston, MA
Number of employees: 18,500

At Chewy, employees and their dogs get unlimited time off and pawternity leave for new pet parents.

Clif Bar & Company

Headquarters: Emeryville, CA
Number of employees: 385

Clif Bar offers employees and their dogs a large off-leash area, VPI pet insurance discount, and unlimited paid time off to volunteer for animal causes.

Etsy

Headquarters: Brooklyn, NY
Number of employees: 1,400

Since its start in 2005, the craft marketplace site Etsy has been a dog-friendly office.  

Google

Headquarters: Mountain View. CA
Number of employees: 20,000+

Google has been a dog-friendly company since 1999. At Google’s Mountain View offices, employees and their pups have access to a dog park called The Doogleplex, and all can participate in a dog group called the Dooglers.

Healthwise

Headquarters: Boise, ID
Number of employees: 210

Dogs have played a part in its culture from the first day, thanks to Healthwise’s dog-loving CEO, Don Kemper, who shares his office with a Bulldog mix named Tuba.

Humane Society of the United States

Headquarters: Washington, DC
Number of employees: 600

Not only does the HSUS allow employees to bring their dog with them to work each day, but they offer a dedicated doggy play yard, low-cost pet insurance, pet sitting, discounts on pet-related services, and on-site dog training.

Hydro Flask

Headquarters: Bend, OR
Number of employees: 155

Based in Bend, Oregon, Hydro Flask offers its employees a casual, dog-friendly workplace.

Jones Soda

Headquarters: Seattle, WA 
Number of employees: 25  

Jones Soda is a one-of-a-kind craft soda known for its artsy bottle labels—one of the first labels even featured a dog. Now, every day is “take your dog to work day” at Jones Soda.

Justia

Headquarters: Mountain View, CA
Number of employees: 142 

Dogs at Justia roam free, attend meetings, go on walks, get treats, and have special birthday celebrations.

Kickstarter

Headquarters: Brooklyn, NY
Number of employees: 235  

At Kickstarter, dogs have free run of the New York headquarters including the dog-friendly garden.

Kinship

Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Number of employees: 200

At Kinship, dogs are welcome at all three of their offices. With over 200 employees across the U.S., Kinship offers PTO for pet parents, PTO for pet bereavement, free treats, and dog-friendly happy hours. We aren’t biased at all, we swear.

Lyft

Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Number of employees: 4,000  

At Lyft’s San Francisco offices, you’ll find the company’s trademark pink stash throughout but, more importantly, plenty of dogs. Friendly, leashed dogs that are up to date on immunization are welcome.

Momofuku Milk Bar

Headquarters: New York City, NY
Number of employees: 89

Over at the Momofuku Milk Bar Bakery, there are daily dog walks with employees, plus the occasional baked treat extraordinaire for pups.

Replacements, Ltd.

Headquarters: Greensboro, NC
Number of employees: 450

For more than 25 years, Replacements has invited employees to bring their pets to work. In fact, Virginia Commonwealth University conducted the first quantitative study of the effects of dogs in the workplace at Replacements.

Rover

Headquarters: Seattle, WA
Number of employees: 450

At Rover.com’s dog-friendly offices, employees get access to communal dog treats and pet clean-up supplies, plus plenty of walk breaks.

RSA FILMS

Headquarters: West Hollywood, CA
Number of employees: 50

At RSA Films, pets get loads of treats plus mobile dog grooming service visits once every three weeks.  

Salesforce

Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Number of employees: 56,600

Salesforce provides their employees free dog treats, dog beds, and a dedicated dog-friendly floor.

The Nerdery

Headquarters: Minneapolis, MN
Number of employees: 450

Dogs have been part of the Nerdery culture since day one. They regularly have about 70 dogs on staff and do weekly unleashed dog frolics in the Nerditorium.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Headquarters: Austin, TX
Number of employees: 60

Tito’s has opened its doors to four-legged friends since the beginning. They even launched a national fundraiser for low-cost spay-neuter called Vodka For Dog People.

Uber

Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Number of employees: 26,900

Uber offers PTO for dog training, plenty of dog beds and treats for all employee dogs.

Zynga

Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Number of employees: 2,245

Zynga pays a portion of pet insurance, offers a rooftop play area, and hosts a professional photo shoot on the annual Puppy Loveday.

Tips for Developing Dog-Friendly Policy

If your company is considering instituting a dog-friendly policy or looking to tweak its existing program, take note:

  • Require an interview of the pet parent and dog before allowing the privilege.

  • A two-week or one-month probationary period will help see if the dog works well in an office environment.

  • Require dogs to wear work ID badges, photo and all—including dog’s name, office location, owner’s name, and telephone.

  • New dogs should never be left by themselves or permitted to wander.

  • Any issues of aggression or even high alertness (i.e., barking when somebody enters a room) should be addressed immediately.

  • Abiding by rules is essential to rolling out a dog-friendly office program. Pet parents need to understand that having a dog-friendly office is a privilege and not a right.

Related articles

Cameron Woo

Cameron Woo was co-founder, publisher, and art director of The Bark magazine.