Study Indicates Nearly One in Four Pet Owners Work at a Pet-Friendly Company

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SEATTLE, June 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Whether it’s a single, designated day or an everyday occurrence, (NASDAQ:), a leader in medical insurance for cats and dogs, believes everyone should celebrate taking their dogs (and cats) to work.

More employers are discovering the benefits of having a pet-friendly workplace which can include increased employee satisfaction and even increased employee retention. According to a by Trupanion, nearly one in four respondents (24%) indicated that their workplace was pet-friendly.

Trupanion’s TruPoll is a survey of 1,250 pet owners across the U.S. and Canada that addresses our dog and cats’ influence on our workplace, homes, relationships, activities and purchasing behaviors.

“Our offices have been pet-friendly since the very beginning when it was just me and my dog Charlie,” said Darryl Rawlings, founder and CEO of Trupanion. “Our pets are an important part of our culture and they constantly remind us why we come to work – to help the pets we all love receive the best veterinary care.” 

Allowing pets in the office has been known to create an overall better place to work. Now, with 500 employees, 250 registered dogs and a few brave cats, Trupanion has one of the highest pet-to-employee ratios in the country. 

With nearly two decades of experience in creating a safe and productive environment for both employees and pets, Trupanion offers the following framework for companies looking to celebrate the value of taking our pets to work – any day of the year.

At Trupanion, there are two employees solely dedicated to overseeing the pets and the pet policy. There is also a Pet Emergency Team, made up of mostly former veterinary technicians, who respond to animal pet issues if they arise.

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Globe Newswire: 19:04 GMT Wednesday 13th June 2018

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