Americans are obsessed with pets. About 44 percent of all households in the United States have a dog, and 35 percent have a cat, according to the ASPCA.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points out numerous health benefits to having a furry family member, including reducing blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels and feelings of loneliness.
However, bringing Fido to work can also fetch some advantages, among them an increase in overall morale and less stress.
"It's no secret that pets have become more part of the family than ever, particularly among millennials," said Chris Middleton, president, Pets Best Insurance. "There are several ways any company can quickly and easily improve their pet-friendly perks, helping to attract and retain key pet-loving talent."
In honor of “National Employee Benefits Day,” Pets Best has provided five tips to converting your workplace to a pet-friendly atmosphere. Click through the slideshow to see five ways to prepare your office or job site for dogs.