We are very lucky at our depots that we get to meet lots of lovely customers, and sometimes these lovely customers bring their best friends with them!
We thought we would share our encounters with you all and start a Dog of the Week post on our social media pages.
So far we have had the pleasure of meeting Coco of M Warwick Builders, McCoy of RJ White Gardening Services, Ayla of Garden Technology South, Bob the lurcher of JM Brickwork and Bruce of West Berkshire Landscapes.
There are lots of benefits to both the dogs and their owners besides the obvious ones of reducing boredom and separation anxiety for the dogs and increasing the bond between the dogs and their humans.
Charities like the RSPCA state that it makes it easier to home more animals when people are allowed to take them to work with them, during the pandemic people have really thought about the work life balance, working from home made it easier for people to look after pets, and as people transition into hybrid working employers are seeing the benefits of having pets especially dogs in the workplace.
Seeing a boost in productivity in employees and their colleagues with dogs at work may be because dogs create a social ice breaker, this can improve communication and friendships among colleagues, this in turn leads to a reduction in stress and increased confidence and optimism. Another benefit to owners is that having a dog at work encourages walks and exercise during the day giving the chance for a proper break in the fresh air.
All of this can be nothing but positive for responsible owners and their canine partners (as long as you don't have an allergy to dogs of course!!)
All we know is that seeing all these lovely dogs makes us very happy here so if you have a furry friend please bring them along to say hello, you never know they could end up being our "Dog of the Week"!