Bringing pets to work helps with stress relief, socialization and increased exercise, studies show. Among the 20% of the American Pet Product Association's pet-friendly companies are the Nerdery, Havas Worldwide and Insureon.
Owners who want to pamper their pets can take them to the Athenaeum, a pet-friendly hotel in London. The amenities include high-fashion clothing, travel rugs and beds for the rooms, and maps for walking routes.
More animal lovers are now treating their pets as part of the family, and with this attitude comes the increasing trend of "integrating pet-friendly design into [the] home ... for a more serene environment" for pets and people. One example: a kitchen island with alcoves for pet food dishes. Keeping pets happy might prevent unwanted behaviors.
A proposal that would have banned the sale of companion animals, except fish, in San Francisco was dropped after a hearing held Thursday. Pet-store owners who testified at the hearing argued against the proposal, saying it would put them out of business.