Dogs are considered "man's best friend" and on Friday they were also "man's best co-worker."
For the 20th year in a row, companies celebrated Take Your Dog to Work Day, an annual event started by the educational association for professional pet sitters and dog-walkers Pet Sitter's International. Other pets were not excluded — the entire week of June 18-22 was Take Your Pet To Work Week.
These policies are definitely a nice perk for animal-lovers, but there are larger health and wellness implications. Science shows that canine companionship can increase self-esteem and social support and reduces stress and anxiety levels.
These benefits are likely why many highly successful people in the fast-paced tech industry are quite fond of their furry friends.
The Facebook founder's dog is named Beast. For her sixth birthday last year, Zuckerberg commissioned an artist to design and print a 3D sculpture of beast in virtual reality. Beast has her own Facebook page, which boasts almost 3 million fans.
The co-founder and CEO of Instagram enjoys time with his dog Dolly. She made her Instagram debut as a puppy in 2013 and has nearly 21,000 followers.
Salesforce allows dogs in the workplace so it comes as no surprise that the company's CEO has one as well. His golden retriever Koa celebrates her 18th birthday this year.
The Instagram co-founder has a Bernese mountain dog named Juno. Not surprisingly, Juno also has an Instagram account, where he delights over 9,000 followers.
Facing mounting pressure to deliver on Tesla's Model 3 cars, the CEO probably needs his dog Marvin now more than ever.
Google's CEO has a dog named Jeffree and since Google allows dogs in the workplace, the two never have to be apart.
When Bezos moved to Seattle to launch Amazon, he brought along his dog Kamala, who was named after a "Star Trek" character. While there's no word on whether he still owns the dog, or any other dogs, Bezos was recently seen at a robotics conference walking this peculiar pup.
This is an updated version of a story that appeared previously.
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