Mars Petcare recently unveiled its “Pet-Friendly Workplace of the Future” — including dog parks outfitted with Wi-Fi access.
The new facility, located in Franklin, Tennessee, boasts a wide assortment of amenities intended to benefits both people and their pets. The Wi-Fi enabled dog parks feature ample play space as well as seating so that both dogs and humans can stretch their legs while remaining in the loop. The dog parks are part of over 60 acres of green space featured at the new headquarters.
Along with high tech dog parks, the new complex also boasts coffee bars on every floor, each with automated “slurp stations” to ensure that both humans and animals are well-supplied with refreshments. Plenty of pet bed and toy storage is placed throughout the facility as well. Even the upholstery of the furniture featured throughout the space was selected to be pet-friendly.
The pet-friendliness of the new complex is intended to bring greater satisfaction to employees as well as to serve as an example for other companies who want to explore pet-friendlier amenities and policies.
“When you welcome pets to the workplace, everyone wins – they make going to work more enjoyable, and it means our pets spend less time alone at home. Since pets naturally help us socialize, there is no better way to meet new colleagues, which in turn leads to improved communication. It’s no wonder pet-friendly workplaces are an important perk for job seekers”
— Dave Bradey, Vice President, People & Organization, Mars Petcare