TL; DR In our humble opinion, yes, it is.
It’s not news that pets are good for people. Studies abound about the physical, emotional and psychological benefits of having a furry companion to care for. For example, one study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that pet owners are more conscientious, less neurotic, and more agreeable than those who don’t share their homes with pets.
When it comes to pets in the workplace, some companies have strict policies against them, while others have an open-door policy for employees to bring their pets to work. The pet-friendly offices proved time and time again to be much friendlier and more relaxed spaces to work in, as compared to the offices where pets are not allowed.
Although hard research into the benefits of pets in the workplace is limited, the studies that have been done show promising results.
More businesses are discovering that pets in the workplace can actually improve employee wellness, productivity, and happiness. Pups and cats (since they are most common to bring in) at the office can create stronger bonds within a team, reduce stress, and make the work environment friendlier.