Dolly goes to work every day, greets her coworkers in the break room, exhibits enviable people skills and offers much-needed support to anyone having a rough day.
But Dolly is no ordinary employee. She’s a lovable mix of Yorkie Terrier and Maltese and has been going to work with her pet parent, Bryan Levy, CFO of ACI Specialty Benefits, almost every day for the past year.
Dolly is just one of eight dogs who routinely spend their days at ACI headquarters. What started as one employee bringing their dog to work on a regular basis quickly grew into an “every day at ACI is bring your dog to work day,” in a little over a year. Now, ACI is part of the 9% of American companies with dog-friendly policies, according to the SHRM 2018 Employee Benefits Report.
Pet-friendly workplaces are on the rise because dog ownership in America is at an all-time high. 68% of American households own pets, with dog ownership – at 60.2% — up from 56.7% just four years ago, leading to a booming pet industry that is now a $86 billion business.
Read the full article on TLNT.com and watch the video below to see how ACI’s employees feel about having a dog-friendly workplace.