The simple act of petting a dog helps decrease blood pressure.
Dogs help people feel less shy and isolated and improve social relationships.
Dog ownership is associated with a lower risk of depression.
Two out of three employees say work stresses them out, and 40% say their job gets in the way of their health.
In a survey of pet owners, 44% responded that they would consider a career move for a pet-friendly workplace, and 37% would sacrifice vacation time and take a pay cut to be able to bring their pet to work.