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It's a dog-eat-dog world in most corporations. And it helps to have a best friend nearby.

Bringing your pet to work is still a fairly rare perk at most companies, but there are definitely benefits to doing so. A study in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management found that people who bring their dogs into the workplace are less stressed, and that sense of job satisfaction extends to people who come into contact with the pet.

"Dogs in the workplace can make a positive difference," wrote principal investigator Randolph T. Barker, Ph.D. and professor of management in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business. "The differences in perceived stress between days the dog was present and absent were significant. The employees as a whole had higher job satisfaction than industry norms."

Looking for a job where you can bring Fido along? DogFriendly keeps a running list of companies that are dog-friendly—or you could simply apply for a job at one of these businesses.

—By Chris Morris, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 12 Feb. 2014

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