Trupanion has announced its Pet-Friendly Workplace Seal of Approval contest in conjunction with national Take Your Dog to Work Day, June 21, 2013.
The contest will celebrate best practices in pet-friendly work environments and honor participating businesses that exhibit an exemplary pet-friendly environment, create and uphold pet-friendly work policies, and that support pet causes. Five finalists will be selected to receive the Trupanion Pet-Friendly Workplace Seal of Approval along with goody bags including toys, treats and resources for each office pet. From the finalists, one company will be selected to win a grand prize of $5,000.
A recent survey by the American Pet Products Association offered that 73 percent of pet-friendly businesses said pets created a more productive work environment.
“As a workplace that has been pet-friendly since the very beginning, Trupanion has consistently seen increased employee morale and retention,” said Dr. Kerri Marshall, Chief Veterinary Officer at Seattle-based Trupanion. “We look forward to celebrating other pet-friendly companies around the country with our Pet-Friendly Workplace Seal of Approval and hope to encourage even more companies to follow suit.”
Contest rules and entry details are available at trupanion.com/pets-in-the-workplace. Entrants will also be able to upload photos that provide a visual representation of the workplace detailed in the entry form. Nominations will be accepted between June 21, 2013 – national Take Your Dog to Work Day – and Aug. 31, 2013. Winners will be announced Sept. 16, 2013.
“Trupanion is dedicated to building a strong pet community both inside and outside the office,” said Darryl Rawlings, Trupanion Founder and CEO. “We value the contribution pets make to the workplace and want to honor those businesses that not only allow but encourage pets.”