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Amazon welcomes an incredible 6,000 office dogs at its HQ

Dog food bowl in front of Amazon signage dog-happy
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Last year the cardboard giant registered 6,000 workplace dogs. This year the number of dogs is 7,000: a big move towards greater pet-friendly working in the United States.

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 30/06/2020, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:27

With around 49,000 people employed at Amazon’s HQ in Seattle it is hardly surprising that the company leads the way in its allowance of workplace dogs. 

Presently, the company’s dog to human ratio is around 1 to 7, and the upwards trend is likely not to stop there. Amazon could be regarded as one of the leaders of pet-friendly working, and it hopes by being so welcoming of canines its employees will be happier.

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A study undertaken by Rover.com revealed that 75% of employees who are allowed to bring their dog to work are keen to continue to work for the same employer. 

What’s so special about dogs?

Dogs don’t just show us love. They are thought to benefit our health too. Some studies link a canine presence to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride, three factors thought to contribute to heart disease if elevated. 

On-site dogs are treated to lunches of steak and cannolis and there is even a doggy day care section where dogs can play while their owners attend meetings!