Spending the day at the office with your dog is an idea that seems to be gaining ground in France. On the occasion of “Take your dog to work day”, understand “day when you bring your pet to the office”, which will take place on Friday June 24, dog owners are invited to come to their place of work in company of their canine friend.
The initiative that comes from the United States is gradually gaining ground in France and according to , some 23 companies have allowed the presence of their employees’ dogs in the workplace. “We are calling on companies to test and try this concept, in a reasoned and reasonable way of course,” says Magali Gavaret, communication and CSR director for Purina France, which manufactures animal products.
Dogs accepted in the offices must be “clean, sociable, up to date with their vaccines, have insurance… and take pleasure in meeting other dogs and other humans”, explains Magali Gavaret. By mutual agreement, employees and their management will establish areas where they can go and others not, such as the canteen.