Who let the dogs in?
by Mimi Vanderhaven
In the past 50 years, our canine companions have crept deeper and deeper into our lives.
In the 1960s—evidenced by the Peanuts character Snoopy, who lived outside in a doghouse—dogs rarely came into our homes.
In the ‘70s, we did start inviting them in…sometimes.
In the 1980s they started living full time indoors and began sleeping more frequently in our own beds.
In the ‘90s, we started dressing them up and taking them out, and in the 2000s, it was not unusual to see dogs out shopping with their masters.
Today, these lovable companions are showing up at places of work, in our offices and shops.
Here we’d like to introduce you to some of our favorite canines who go to work daily with their owners, greeting customers and generally reducing the stress of the workplace. If you visit, give them a scratch behind the ears—from Mimi.