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Pets at Work

Imagine a future where pets and people are even better together. A future where taking your pet to work is the norm for most people, not just a lucky few.

At Purina, we passionately believe that pets and people are better together.

We want more people to experience all the amazing benefits that pets bring: from improved health to happier workplaces. We want to help make pet friendly workplaces a possibility for everyone.

Discover here how to set your own Pets at Work Initiative!

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I'm an employer
Discover the six steps for setting up a Pets at Work scheme – and all the ways your people and your business will benefit.
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Pets at work
I'm an employee
Everything you need to know about getting a Pets At Work scheme up and running where you work – including suggestions for pitching the idea to your boss.
Key benefits

At Purina New Zealand, we’ve welcomed pets into our offices since 2001. We’ve also carried out a research with other companies who’ve experienced the benefits of bringing people and pets together in the workplace. All this experience and research has given us real insight into the great things pets can offer companies and their employees.

Our research

In 2021 we conducted research* with a thousand pet lovers across New Zealand which revealed Kiwis are happier employees with pets around. 

  • 96% of New Zealand pet owner respondents felt that having a pet around while working from home improved their mental health
  • 95% of respondents said pets made them a happier employee
  • 71% of respondents said it helped reduce their stress levels
  • 48% of respondents stated pets helped them get outside more with 43% taking more breaks.

For full article please click here.

*Research collated by 3Gem in December 2021 from 1,000 respondents in New Zealand that own a pet (cat or dog only), conducted for Purina New Zealand.

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Interested in setting up Pets at Work in your workplace?
We want to use our expertise in allowing pets in our offices to help other companies do the same. If you are interested in making your workplace pet friendly, contact us and we will help you!
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Contact us

We’re here to answer all of your pet questions - there's nothing too big or small. Get in touch with us directly any time, any way. Our lines are open from 9am - 5pm, Monday to Thursday and 9am-4.30pm on Fridays.

You can also contact us via web form or email. 

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