June 14, 2024

10 Cat-Friendly Companies In The World

Top 10 Cat-friendly Companies

Many people would love having cat-friendly companies to choose from, for work. The horrifying part about embarking on your daily work routine is leaving behind that lovely cat, who achingly wants to be featured in your office routine. He/she stares at you with a gloomy look that portrays every emotion in the universe, begging you to stay with them, but you have to do what you have to do and leave for work. In recent times, there has been a rise in the number of companies with dog-friendly policies, leaving cat owners in the dark. How amazing would it be to work in a cat-friendly company that values the presence of your furry friend? Here, we covered the top 10 cat-friendly companies around the world.

Here are the top 10 cat-friendly companies any cat lover would love to work with.

10. Humane Society of The United States

What’s more fun than a cat-lover bringing her pet with her to her job at an animal shelter? While she works to earn, the pet gets an opportunity to relate with and make new friends with the rescued animals. The Humane Society of the United States is a trusted animal shelter that has rescued hundreds of animals in crisis.

It is ranked tenth on my list because it’s a non-profit organization. Compared to other profit-oriented organizations, the pay is minimal.

9. Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Sitting in the ninth spot is Tito’s handmade vodka. This is a company that encourages its employees to bring animals of any shape, and size to the office. Tito’s handmade vodka is an original craft vodka company founded in the mid-90s in Austin, Texas. It treats its employees with priority and considers bringing pets to work as a way of boosting productivity.

It is ranked ninth on my list because although the company allows employees to bring pets of any kind, it gives dogs special treatment.

8. Zynga

Based in San Francisco, Zynga is an online gaming company that has created a lot of popular games which includes ‘’Word with Friends’’. It is a cat-friendly company that encourages employees to bring their dogs, cats, lizards, and ferrets to the office. It was granted the 2018 DOG Award by Dogs at Work. Zynga provides free treats for their furry friends and also provides pet insurance as a benefit along with health insurance for their employees. So if you’re the kind of person who loves games and pets simultaneously, working with this company would be perfect for you.

Just like Tito’s Handmade Vodka, it gives preferential treatment to dogs, making it lie in my eighth spot.

7. Kimpton Hotels

Launched as a brand under InterContinental Hotel Groups PLC, Kimpton Boutique Hotel and Restaurant is a luxury brand with over 75 properties worldwide and about 66 properties in the United States. It is a brand that takes pet-loving to another level by allowing both employees and customers to bring pets of any kind into the establishment. Just like the previously mentioned company, it considers allowing pets as a form of boosting the productivity of employees. It lies in my seventh spot because it values all pets as one without any preference and has really good pay.

6. Trupanion

It’s no surprise that a pet insurance company like Trupanion would encourage pets at work. Owing to a large number of dogs owned by employees, the company sees about 30-40 dogs daily and a few cats. The company has a Pet Team of employees, including some workers with veterinary and pet-care experience, who help and advise pet parents.

Just like most pet-loving companies, Trupanion offers pet insurance as a benefit to their employees and has over 230 pets and 400 employees.

5. Temari No Ouchi

Ever heard of a Cat Café? These small businesses are widespread in Japan and other corners of the globe. Cat Cafés can be referred to as small restaurants where people come to have tea, eat snacks, and most importantly, hang out with their resident cats. Temari no Ouchi is a small business with very few employees, nevertheless, employees are allowed to bring their cats to work. These cats walk around the restaurant in a serene manner.

4. Merrick Pet Care

Purchased by Nestle Purina PetCare Co. in 2015, Merrick Pet Care is a pet food company that deals in the production and marketing of dog and cat food. The company has a team of experienced researchers, animal nutritionists, vets, and developers who aid in the production of perfect and well-nourished foods for pets.

It has thousands of employees and encourages them to bring their cats and dogs to work. In addition to that, Merrick Pet Care ensures the safety of these pets and offers the pet parents pet insurance.

3. Purina

With its headquarters located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, Nestle Purina Pet-care, or simply Purina, is a subdivision of the Swiss company Nestle. It is involved in the production and marketing of pet foods.

Founded in 2001, the company has produced a wide variety of pet foods. It is a cat-friendly company that encourages its employees to bring their pets to work. As a matter of fact, the company is so fervent about its pet-friendly office setting, that it started a program called Pets at Work. This program was launched with the sole aim of encouraging other companies to adopt the pet-friendly business lifestyle. Purina, just like other companies, offers pet insurance policies to its employees.

2. Petsmart

With its headquarters located in Phoenix, Arizona, PetSmart is an American company that deals in the sales of pet foods, pet supplies, pet accessories, and small pets. It has over 1,650 stores in Canada, Puerto Rico, and the United States, with about 56,000 (as of 2020). It is a pet-friendly company that allows both its employees and customers to bring their pets to its establishment. It allows a wide range of pets, from domestic dogs to cats and birds, and offers pet insurance as a benefit to its employees.

1. Ferray

Ferray is on the number spot in our list of top 10 cat-friendly companies in the world. Located in Tokyo, Japan, Ferray is a Japanese IT (Information Technology) company. Over the years, Japan has been well-known for its long work hours and fatigued workers. Unlike the United States, where dogs are the most populous pets, in Japan, that title goes to cats. Cats have been shown to have stress-relieving powers, and the company capitalized on this information. Ferray is a cat-friendly firm that allows its employees to bring their cats to work because of their stress-relieving features. In addition to that, CEO and head of the firm Hidenobu Fukuda, gives about 5000yen ($45) a month to anyone who rescues a cat. The company’s cat policy was introduced in 2000 after a colleague requested to bring a furry feline to work.

So if you’re a Japan-based fan of IT-related jobs and also a lover of furry felines, you may like working with this company.

Conclusion

In conclusion, pets have a way of making their owners happy. This happiness tends to increase the productivity of the pet parents at work. Cats are very lovely, cute, and sophisticated animals, and that’s why this list ranks these aforementioned companies in the order of how we think they value cats in their organization. For companies that want to elevate the productivity and happiness of their employees, having a relaxed policy on pets can help.

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