Pets are not just for home

SantéVet office worker Erika Schaitl at her desk with her Shih Tzu Jetsan

Staff in an insurance office have found the ideal way to deal with stress at work... they bring their pets in with them.

The 150 staff at animal insurance firm SantéVet in Lyon can take pets to work – but only four at a time, for safety reasons. Dogs are regular visitors, and a parrot, but no cats in case people are allergic. For SantéVet boss Jérôme Salord, it is not a problem: “Having animals in the office is good for us all, it helps us relax.”

Businesses that welcome animals are honoured in the Pet Friendly awards and this year the winners were Royal Canin France, Campings Sites et Paysages, Groupe Domitys and pet website Wamiz.

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