As a category-defining health and wellness company, Petco is focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and our own Petco partners – and we believe that translates to the workplace, too.
In 2016, we established April 19 as National Pets at Work Day to help raise awareness for the benefits of pet-friendly workspaces. A growing body of scientific research shows having a pet – or even interacting with one – has positive effects on both animals and people. To us, carrying those effects into the workplace, where most of us spend the majority of our waking hours, is a no-brainer.
To celebrate in 2019, we encouraged Petco partners (employees) to help us spread the word by changing their social media profile photos to one with a pet at work, and post it along with #PetsAtWork and one of the many reasons why they love sharing their work days with pets.
Partners at our pet-friendly support center offices had the opportunity to take a professional headshot with either their own pet, a co-worker’s pet, or an adoptable pet from a local shelter. At our more than 1,500 Petco stores nationwide – where we care for various types of companion animals and our guests’ pets are always welcome – partners were encouraged to share photos of themselves with their favorite pets at work, too!