Workers are allowed to bring their dogs to the office by one South Australian family-owned business in an effort to help employees combat stress.
SACARE's marketing communications manager Chloe Kempe said that as working in the disability services area was quite an emotional task, having pets in the office was a great stress buster, News.com.au reported.
AdvertisementThe company owns supported accommodation for people, who are suffering from mental illness or have high and complex needs resulting from degenerative illnesses, acquired brain injury or physical disability.
A minimum of four dogs on any given day are at the company's Nailsworth office, and most of them go on site visits to the company's mental health facilities at Prospect, North Adelaide and Hope Valley.
Other companies that have allowed dogs include Google, Amazon, Dell, Nokia and Procter and Gamble's Pet Care division.