Marrying The Home Edit’s keen eye for organization with the expertise from Mars Petcare – the Cesar brand’s parent company – and their BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ PETS WORK AT WORK™ toolkit and expert resources, Shearer and Teplin have come up with a few ways to help inspire and transform offices into functional and stylized pet-friendly workspaces:
- Organize single-serve meals for office dogs – like CESAR Canine Cuisine – by flavor and color in clear bins, so they can be easily grabbed. For dry dog food and treats, clear containers, jars or canisters make it easy to spot when items are running low.
- Designate a dog zone in a common area for toys, potty supplies, brushes and more. Store each category in baskets with labels so employees can easily find what they are looking for.
- Store a cleanup caddy under the office sinks with pet-friendly carpet cleaners, disinfecting sprays or wipes, and paper towels to quickly clean up any messes. Make sure the cleaning supplies are not accessible to pets.
“We understand the benefit of being with our dogs. Over the last few years especially, Indie, Emmett and Mabel have been consistently by our side across all facets of life, including our day-to-day work with The Home Edit,” said Shearer and Teplin. “Being together with our pets helps us thrive, love more and have more fun when getting organized, and that’s why we’re excited to be partnering with the CESAR team to help bring more people and their pets together.”
Experiencing Shared Joy in the Workplace
To give people the opportunity to experience the benefit of working alongside their dogs, today at Ponce City Market in Atlanta, the CESAR brand is hosting a “Pup-Up” Workspace, open to pet parents and their pets. The one-day event brings to life just how simple it is to go pet-friendly and features amenities every pet-friendly workspace needs to ensure pets and pet parents can comfortably and responsibly enjoy time together at the office, including leash attachments at desks, water bowls and beds for furry friends, durable, pet-friendly furniture and floors, and a stash of CESAR Canine Cuisine. The experience will also allow pet-parents to answer a few emails at workstations, enjoy a pick-me-up together with their pet at the coffee cart stocked with lattes and pup cups and create a resume for their pet with the CESAR® HIRE MY DOG™ summarizes builder. The resumes can be used to play up the qualities that pets can bring to the workplace and help pet parents advocate for their canine coworkers.
As more businesses continue to return to the office, the demand for pets and their pet parents to be together at work continues to grow. In fact, according to a recent Mars Petcare survey of pet parents, 89% of people say it’s important that they can continue to spend time with pets during the workdaytwo, especially after spending the last two years at home with them. The recent CESAR brand survey1 also found that more than half of dog owners feel bringing their dog to work would encourage them to take breaks (55%) and would foster more social interaction in the workplace (52%).
“A pet-friendly workplace is essential to our company’s culture. Our organization has implemented pet-friendly policies and continually works to reinforce ‘pet perks’ by improving our spaces and office plans to ensure they are as pet-friendly as possible,” said dave bradyPeople & Organization Leader, Mars Petcare North America. “As pet parents ourselves, we know ‘togetherness’ at work relieves stress, increases community and boosts morale, which is why we want to share the tools and resources to make going pet-friendly in the workplace accessible for all companies, so that people and their pets can always be together in life.”
To learn more about the CESAR brand’s mission to create more pet-friendly workplaces, visit CESARHireMyDog.com, or follow the CESAR brand on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. To further ease the transition to a pet-friendly space, Mars Petcare’s BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ PETS WORK AT WORK™ toolkit provides employers with pet-friendly workplace resources, including a sample pet policy, pet amenities considerations and tips on pet-friendly design.
1This research was conducted by KRC Research from July 30 to August 1, 2021 via an online survey of a representative sample of 1,004 US adults ages 18 or older.
twoThis research was conducted by KRC Research from July 28 – August 8, 2021 via an online survey of a representative sample of 1,003 US adult pet owners ages 18 or older.
About CESAR® Canine Cuisine
CESAR Canine Cuisine is a high-quality line of premium dry and wet dog food and dog treats for small- to medium-sized dogs. The CESAR brand wants to transform mealtime into moments of shared joy by providing irresistible taste and unparalleled variety all dogs love. The CESAR brand offers a wide variety of irresistible wet food flavors through their classic tray offerings, including the HOME DELIGHTS™ line that features comfort food favorites. The SIMPLY CRAFTED™ range is designed to give dogs a simple and tasty meal complement, while WHOLESOME BOWLS™ meals are a healthy and culinary inspired meal or dry kibble topper. The brand’s newest offering, the CESAR FRESH CHEF™ range, is a moist and flavorful human grade refrigerated dog food made with human-grade ingredients. The brand also offers three flavors in their dry food line, plus a variety of gourmet soft dog treats. To learn more, visit www.cesar.com.
About Mars Petcare
At Mars Petcare we have one purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™. Through comprehensive veterinary care, nutrition, breakthrough programs in diagnostics, wearable health monitoring, DNA testing and pet welfare we help pets in more than 130 countries. For decades we’ve supported research into the incredible science of human-animal interaction at the Waltham Petcare Science Institute where scientists discover important advances in pet health and wellness. Mars Petcare is part of Mars, Incorporated, a global, family-owned business with a focus on becoming Sustainable in a Generation. Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn.
About Mars, Incorporated
For more than a century, Mars, Incorporated has been driven by the belief that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. This idea is at the center of who we have always been as a global, family-owned business. Today, Mars is transforming, innovating and evolving in ways that affirm our commitment to making a positive impact on the world around us.
Across our diverse and expanding portfolio of confectionery, food and petcare products and services, we employ 130,000+ dedicated Associates who are all moving in the same direction: forward. We produce some of the world’s best-loved brands including DOVE®EXTRA®M&M’s®MILKY WAY®SNICKERS®TWIX®ORBIT®PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®SKITTLES®BEN’S ORIGINAL™, WHISKAS®COCOAVIA® and 5™; and take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses, including AniCura, Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®Linnaeus and VCA™.
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