Pets at the Office

We have a pet friendly office. Studies show that owning a pet can improve your health and therefore your lifestyle by decreasing stress levels.

We asked SIX of our Roggerz THREE simple questions.

HOW DOES HAVING YOUR DOG AT WORK RELIEVE STRESS?

ANNIE, MUM TO REEF:
“He keeps me from freaking out at the small stuff when I look at this innocent face.”

LESLEY, MUM TO PURDI:
“With Purdi along I’m forced to take a time-out to see to her “needs” which gives me the occasional break which I’d not take under normal circumstances.”

PETE, DAD TO REX:
“Rex is a reality check on four legs. When things get super hectic and stressed out, I just look at him and realize that it’s all in my head.”

CAPTAIN CHAOS, DAD TO ZAK:
“Better ambiance and vibe in the long term – especially as one’s aspiration is to be the Most ENJOYED Pet Brand on Planet Earth and Beyond (plus you do not need to stress about an unattended pet at home).”

KATIE, MUM TO TYLA:
“I think it is important to take time out to relax every couple of hours. It is important to stretch your limbs and take your eyes off the computer screen. I have found that if I give myself a “time-out”, I often return to my desk rejuvenated and ready to tackle the next task.”

SEB, DAD TO MILO:
“He is my companion and my soul brother!! It is so cool bringing him to work most days as he keeps me company in the car on the way to and from work, as well as chillaxing in my office all day.”

DOES YOUR DOG DISTRACT YOU FROM YOUR WORK?

ANNIE, MUM TO REEF:
“Yes, there is an element to that, as Reef is only 10 weeks old and not housetrained yet, but I’m sure that’ll pass as he gets older.”

LESLEY, MUM TO PURDI:
“There is no distraction, just an amplified awareness to my surroundings as she has the tendency to chew anything and everything!”

PETE, DAD TO REX:
“I do have the odd distraction or minutes’ worth of delay but it certainly doesn’t add to stress.”

CAPTAIN CHAOS, DAD TO ZAK:
“Indeed at times Zak loves to scavenge and will use any gap to sneak out and raid any uncovered bin or food within reach, such as staff left-overs.”

KATIE, MUM TO TYLA:
“I think a pet can distract you from your work if you are dealing with tight deadlines and you don’t have the time to consider the pet. I think it is important to be aware of when these times are. I will generally leave Tyla at home if I know I am not going to be able to handle her during the day.”

SEB, DAD TO MILO:
“Milo is a particularly chilled dog – Bulldogs are not known for being boisterous or very active – so he very seldom distracts me,”

DOES YOUR DOG HELP IMPROVE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY?

ANNIE, MUM TO REEF:
“Right now, to be honest, no, but it’s because he is a puppy.”

LESLEY, MUM TO PURDI:
“Um, I don’t think she has an impact on my productivity,”

PETE, DAD TO REX:
“Rex helps tons. Designing and developing new products for Rogz has become personal because I know that Rex is going to use the item in future.”

CAPTAIN CHAOS, DAD TO ZAK:
“In most functionalities, this is not likely on a daily basis, but hopefully it enhances your total lifestyle experience and commitment to the company.”

KATIE, MUM TO TYLA:
“I am not sure she improves my productivity by being at work, but it does stop me from worrying about her being at home alone.”

SEB, DAD TO MILO:
“I think so! Just the fact that I am privileged enough to be able to bring my dog to work is enough to motivate me to be more productive.”

Article by Delaney Carpenter (Rogz Reporter)

5 Responses to “Pets at the Office”

  1. Seb JMarch 14, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Very cool “documentary” styled article!!! Interesting to read how similar the various Roggers feel as they answered the questions. Pets, dogs in particular, actually bulldogs in most particular, RULE!!!!

  2. Stacy MMarch 18, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    This is sooo cool that you can take your pets to work. I wish I worked at such a cool office.

  3. Bryn LaubscherMarch 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    I work in a surf shop on the beachfront. My dog comes with me most days to work. My regular customers know her by name.

  4. Agent MommybabeMarch 22, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    Just watched a programme on DOG WHISPERER at Paul Frank Offices and they all bring their pets to the office with various consequences. Fascinating how he fixes inappropriate behaviour with a few of the dogs so it makes an enjoyable office environment for both workers and dogs.

    • rogzMarch 23, 2011 at 8:24 am #

      Thanks Mommybabe. Having a pet friendly office brings so much joy 🙂

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