At Amazon’s Seattle-based headquarters, human employees share their work space with approximately 6,000 dogs on any given day. These furry friends have just one dog to thank for their employment opportunity: Rufus. During Amazon’s early years, a husband and wife team brought their Welsh corgi to the office and he immediately won the hearts of fellow employees.
… Rufus made such an impact that if you click a broken link and land on an error page, his picture comes up, along with three other dogs that followed in his “paw” steps: Lucy the Labrador, Sherriff the golden-Aussie mix and Martini the papillon.
… While some Amazon employees receive daily catered lunches and happy hour Fridays, dogs get access to some nifty perks as well. Not only do they get to spend the day with their owners, they’re able to snag dog treats at every reception desk in the company.
… Amazon also has a doggie deck, for pets to run around, on their 17th floor, which boasts a fake fire hydrant, dog relief areas and water stations. Additionally, the company offers a leash-free dog park where pups can play on rocks and other structures. On Halloween, employees and their dogs get to bond at Barktoberfest.