Dog Friendly Office Project Point 5: Designating Pet-friendly Areas in the Office

In the spirit of ‘Enriching the Workplace with Your Dog" at free stitch, we started the ‘Dog Friendly Office Project’ in September 2019. 

Since then, we have listened to the feedback from our customers about how their workplaces view bringing pets to work and we have created a set of guidelines for our staff who come to the office with their pets.

Through a series of blog entries, we hope to expand on and explain some of the reasoning behind the guidelines that we created in the consent form. 

Previously we explained the process for having your dog registered at your local municipal office health center.

This time, we will focus on rule 4 of the guidelines;
4. Pets are only allowed to enter designated areas inside the company office.

It goes without saying that to protect your pets and to make sure they don’t get into any danger, it is important to designate and limit the areas to which your pet has access to in the office.

A dog-friendly office is still an office and a place of business so to make sure everyone can work comfortably and to ensure your pet is comfortable and safe, at free stitch we limit the place that dogs and pets can enter and move around.

One major example of protecting the safety of your pet is to make sure they cannot get into areas where trash is stored, just in case they accidentally consume something poisonous or toxic that might have a sudden or long-term negative impact on their health. 

At free stitch, we have also selected pet-friendly areas of the office that meet the following requirements:

  • Areas with non-slip floors that will not put any strain on the pet’s muscles and skeleton
  • Areas where there will always be a member of staff available to keep an eye on the pet
  • Areas that have had all electrical cords, insect repellents, sprays and chemicals secured out of reach of the pet

With a little effort, careful consideration and a few well-implemented restrictions, a safe and secure office environment can be set up for your pet. 

In our next article, we will be looking at the 5th rule ‘If fouling or urination occurs inside company property, please clean the affected area thoroughly and hygienically. Be sure to inform others of the affected area’ in more detail.

For more information on the dog friendly office project, please click here.

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