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Comments:Dogs Allowed: various departments
Brookline Art Center
86 Monmouth Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
Business Type:education: art classes for adults and children
Comments:I teach art classes at the Brookline Art Center and I bring both of my dogs to work any time I want. Sometimes there are 2 or 3 dogs in the building at a time-it's great!
The Barnstable Patriot
4 Barnstable Road
Business Type:Weekly Cape Cod Newspaper
Comments:Dogs Allowed: various departments. They are a very dog-oriented crew - about half of the staff own dogs. It is indeed acceptable to bring them into work, although it is not something done everyday. Thanks to one of the employees who writes: "I personally own a rottie lab mix called Mystery that I rescued from our local shelter and her son called Mojo whose father is a full-blooded long-haired german shepherd."
10 Maguire Road, Suite 322
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421
Phone:781 274 8100
Business Type:Ecommerce software and services
Comments:My former company, HighPoint Systems, Inc., now of Lexington, MA allowed everyone's dog to come to work every day. We had Newton, the President/CEO's springer spaniel; Polly, a senior software engineer's pug; Chips, the VP of Marketing's cairn terrier (like Toto), and our beloved and gentle mascot, Max, the VP of Engineering's rottweiler. All the dogs had beds in their masters' offices, but were free to roam the entire company. They were used to each other and interacted appropriately for walks, snacks, naps, and play. Max, in fact, attended all company meetings, including Board meetings, candidate interviews, and company functions. If the conference room door was closed and he was on the other side, he rapped at the door until someone let him in! If he got bored during a staff meeting, he picked himself up, and off he went! Of course, it took awhile for new hires, delivery men, clients, etc. to get over their initial fear of this 120-lb supposedly ferocious breed of animal, but when they actually interacted with him, their first question upon revisiting the company was, "Where's Max?" And, all the children of the staff, from as young as 2 years old, adored petting Max. Unfortunately, Max died in the spring at age 10, after battling brain cancer for several months. But, during his illness, he came to work every day and we all cared for him. At the end, his owner had to carry him up and down the stairs, but to work they came, with the blessing of his vet. Max was truly a beloved (and dedicated) staff member.
Wildfire Communications, Inc.
Business Type:Speech Recognition Software
Comments:Dogs Allowed: various departments. The company has been dog friendly since the company's inception. We are actually in our second generation of dogs here at Wildfire. Kirby and Forenzae were the initial "Wild Dogs." Forenza even made it into Fortune Magazine with our founder Bill Warner when Wildfire was named "Top 10 Cool Companies."Kirby and Forenze are now gone, but Kirby's nephew, Alexi, is still a big part of our corporate life. Wildfire now has 4 dogs in on a daily basis (1 golden retriever, 2 black labs and 1 dalmatian) with a few extra on any given day. Our offices are wonderful for the animals because we are surrounded by woods and paths for walking the dogs. The dogs certainly seem to love it here. Our corporate policy is that dogs are to be kept on leashes. One hallway has Cosmo, a black lab, on a 20' leash so he can visit other people in his hallway. All persons in the hallway are perfectly happy when he visits. Our newest member, Ruffus, also a black lab, is just a few months old and fitting in beautifully! He is not on a leash long enough to leave his office yet, but I'm sure the day will come soon.
21 Lime Street
Business Type:manufacturing/fabricating company
Comments:Dogs Allowed: office area. sadie (just turned 5 last friday!!) is a mixed black lab who "works" at marblehead engineering. she goes to work everyday and has joe the ups guy (or as we know him, the brown suited santa) and jim the severance driver trained, when she hears their trucks or familiar beeping when backing up she's at the door banging on it. she has a steady supply of biscuits from her 14 co-workers. she has been in the marblehead reporter (a local paper) as a featured pet (wearing her marblehead engineering tee-shirt) and is in our annual company christmas card w/all of us. she goes on deliveries on occasion and EVERYONE knows sadie. not a bad life!! if only i could get her on a health/dental plan here!
Business Type:Folding Carton Manufacturer
Comments:Dogs Allowed: dogs are welcome in the office areas. Among our 85 staff members are "Deacon", a 10 year-old long haired German Shepherd as well as "Gus," a precocious 3 year-old Golden Retriever. This firm has been dog-friendly since 1985 and boasts a "cleanliness" rating of Superior (the highest) from both the FDA and the Retail Bakers of America.
Dragon Systems, Inc.
320 Nevada Street
Newton, Massachusetts 02460
Business Type:Leader in Speech Recognition Solutions
Comments:Dogs Allowed: all departments. They estimate that half of the firm's 270 employees bring a pet to work as often as every day or as infrequently as once per month. They have gerbils, lizards and cats, but the majority bring dogs.
288 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Business Type:Home Design
Comments:Dogs Allowed: various departments. Our company environment is very laid back. So the dogs fit in nicely.
Newton Copy Shop
241 Walnut St.
Newton, Massachusetts 02460
Business Type:copy shop
Comments:Generations of dogs have been welcome at Newton Copy Shop. The shop's retail activities are frequently enhanced by well behaved customer's dogs (yes, the customers must be well behaved!). The shop is frequently assisted by Ziggy, a very friendly GShep mix, in the fields of customer relations and management. He does not work in collections. By the way, Ziggy has his own entry in the company webpage, http://newtoncopy.com/whoisncs.html . Several of the staff of a dozen or so have been reported carrying MilkBones.
Strategic Business Partners
831 Beacon Street #288
Newton, Massachusetts 02459
Business Type:Management and Strategic Consulting/Venture Capital
Comments:The business is three years old and has always allowed pets. Dogs have been regulars here and the owner's golden retriever used to have his own office (it was an extra). There are 2 cats who have been known to visit for several days at a time. Regular visitors know to grab a milkbone when they walk in the door so it can be handed to Yonaton (the golden) upon entry.
95 Wells Avenue
Business Type:software company
Comments:Dogs Allowed: various areas. My company has a dog-friendly policy, and I bring my dog to work on days when I know I won't have meetings. It is a software company, and I am an engineer in development, in the COM team. The dog policy was one of the big incentives for me to take this job; I count it higher than stock options. They also have a very open work-at-home policy, which could be good for new puppies.
26 Market Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Business Type:web site development, web hosting, classes
A. R. MELLO & SON EXCAVATING, INC.
985 County Street
38 Montvale Ave. suite G50
Comments:My Boss Jay Palmer who is a dog lover such as myself allows me to take my baby Freddie (Boston Terrier) to work with me.
243 Boston Street
Business Type:E-Commerce Infrastrucure for the Alarm Industry
Comments:Dogs Allowed: various areas
Leonard Furniture Co., Inc.
485 Main St.
Business Type:Furniture Retail Store
Comments:Dogs Allowed: various areas. I take my dog, Carmen, to work with me at Leonard Furniture and she is welcomed by all. I have been doing this for a year now, with no problems, just lots of attention for her, which she loves. I encourage this for all employers, it really is no problem, it is beneficial for all involved.
Berkshire south regional community center
15 crissey road
great barrington, Massachusetts
Comments:berkshire south is so great, we have lizards, turtles and gekos....and on occasion i can bring my dog.
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