11 Pet-Friendly Workplaces

Michael Sugrue
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When Randy Hetrick started his fitness equipment company, TRX, in his garage six years ago, his dog Blueberry joined him every day for work. As the company has grown, that has not changed. Today, a pack of three or four dogs wander each of the company’s four-story San Francisco office. Hetrick lets his employees' dogs loose throughout the building, except in the office’s fourth floor training center. “Nobody wants to be swallowing and sweating in dog hair,” he says. For Hetrick, dogs add humor to the office. “It’s really amusing when some big lumbering beast is lapping up water as you’re getting coffee,” he says. “You can’t help but chuckle.”