In the city where one out of every four Alexandria residents is a dog, it’s no wonder workplaces are choosing to go dog friendly. At ALX Community, we believe that dog friendly work environments are not only more fun, they’re more productive! And we’re not the only ones. In a study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University, researchers observed that employees who brought their dogs to work had lower stress hormone levels than those who didn’t. Additionally, the study revealed that dogs not only reduce stress in their owners during the workday, they also make the job more satisfying for other employees.
In today’s world, bringing our dogs to work is becoming more socially acceptable. According to Forbes, even large companies like Google and Ben & Jerry’s are taking notice and becoming dog-friendly.