Kodiak K-9 and Friends
These days it’s pretty common to see pets at the workplace and Kodiak Security is no different. Although our Security Guards can’t bring their pets to sites, pets are allowed at the Kodiak office.
“Sergeant” Sai is an 11 year old Border Collie Mix. When you come into the Kodiak Office, Sai greets everyone with a hearty WOOF! Sai likes long walks, treats and belly rubs! Sai is always a good boi!
Pets in the Workplace Reduce Stress and Nurture Productivity
More and more employers and employees are discovering that pets at the workplace make them happier, lower stress levels, and create a comfortable, flexible environment. Pets can create camaraderie within the workplace and trigger interactions that may not have happened without them.
“Private” Fargo is an Australian Cattle Dog who was 6 months old when this photo was taken. Fargo loves to play fetch and wrestle with her sister at home. Fargo is a little fatty because she loves her Puppuccinos !
Healthcare Savings and Pet Ownership
Research has proven pets are good for your health. Owners who walk their pets 5 times a week are less obese and save money in healthcare costs. Pets are a great way to staying healthy and avoiding health problems. All dogs need regular, daily walks to stay happy and healthy, and so do we! They will be dragging you out the front door and making you run around the park each day, no matter the weather. A dog is possibly the best personal trainer you could ask for!
Pets lower your stress levels.
Life can be stressful and high levels of anxiety can lead to various health problems. Thankfully, pets can help us relax! Stroking your cat, dog or just watching fish swim around in a tank can melt your worries away. Studies show pet owners tend to have lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels than people who do not own a pet. Having a furry friend can reduce the chances of suffering a heart attack later in life.
Highlights work-balance more effectively
When your pup is around, you become more aware of your work-life balance. It encourages you to take regular breaks, get outside with your favorite four-legged friend and take part in a little bit of playtime. Life is not all about work and having dogs around help employees see that.
They make sure you’re never lonely.
If you live by yourself, or your partner works a different shift than you, it can get awfully lonely at home, unless you have a pet, of course! Cats and dogs make great companions – they will always be waiting for you to come home and they’ll be happy to lend an ear should you want to gripe about your awful day. Plus, most of the time, they are ready to snuggle with you on the sofa.
Pets can help you make friends.
Pet owners tend to be very friendly. You will find people will stop to talk to you about your dog in the park. Having a pet is a great way to meet new people and create bonds quickly, especially if you are not too good at small talk. You never know, owning a dog may help you meet the love of your life!
They can improve your immune system.
Pets spend a lot of time outside and bring all sorts of dirt and germs into your home. This is not necessarily a bad thing though – the additional germs can help improve your immunity to colds and other mild illnesses. In fact, previous studies have shown that babies who live with a dog tend to experience fewer infections and are generally healthier than those who do not.
Dogs can detect cancer.
It is no secret that a dogs’ sense of smell is incredible, I know this sounds crazy, but did you know that some pups can sniff out cancer? Several pet owners have reported that their dog saved their life after they noticed they were constantly pawing at, sniffing, or even licking a tumor hidden underneath the skin. Isn't that cool?
They make you feel safe.
Not everyone likes being home alone but having a cat or dog there can make you feel a lot safer. Plus, burglars are less likely to target a house that is clearly home to a dog. Some breeds make excellent guard dogs and will even protect you when you are out for a walk.
Whatever reason you have for owning a pet, you can see the many benefits they add to your everyday life!