Employee wellness programs have gained popularity in the past decade for creating a positive company culture that invests in its workforce's physical and mental health. These programs play a critical role in decreasing chronic illness and depression while increasing productivity and attracting and retaining quality talent. Taking care of employee well-being combats high turnover rates in staffing and burnout. It also helps employees feel motivated and energized to do their best work, making companies more successful. Brainstorming some wellness at work ideas to get started? Look no further than Puppy Love.Download Our Brochure
Who doesn’t want to come to the office when there are puppies? Nothing makes the workplace more attractive than knowing there are adorable furry creatures to frolic with.
For employees who have never met or who don’t know each other well – or even those who do, puppies are an amazing conversation starter and bonding experience.
Daily work saturation can get overwhelming. A few minutes of Puppy Love™ organically clears minds and boosts serotonin, leading to a positive attitude re-adjustment.
When employees feel appreciated, all good things come – including the desire to work and do well for the company.
The photo opps and buzz factor around a Puppy Love™ experience are unparalleled. Smiles will abound as photos are shared and the afterglow continues all through the day!
We all know the feeling of stress at work – looming deadlines, performance reviews, etc. A few minutes playing with puppies makes all that melt away and allows employees to lower their anxiety levels.
Employee wellness programs are an investment in your staff that also positively affects your bottom line by saving approximately 2-3 times the health care costs for every dollar spent. When your employees are mentally and physically healthier, there are fewer accidents or long-term injuries and conditions that your company will ultimately be responsible for.
By incorporating wellness programs, you'll also attract top talent, increasing your workplace productivity and creativity. With a lower absenteeism and turnover rate, your company will spend less time and fewer dollars on hiring and training new staff members.
Healthy employees are higher-performing employees. Presenteeism is a rising trend in the workplace, meaning that employees show up physically to work without actually working. This is often due to illness, pain, or mental distractions, and implementing a workplace wellness program can work to address and prevent this.
While healthy eating and exercise programs can do much to address chronic mental and physical health issues, they aren't always the kind of thing employees want to participate in. An experience with Puppy Love is one of the more unique wellness at work ideas that everyone will be excited about. Everyone loves puppies, and spending time with animals has been shown to decrease stress and improve mental health.
Booking a session for employees shows care and compassion for their mental health and well-being. It can also help them look forward to coming to work. By investing in this type of attention, employees are more committed to producing quality work because they feel cared for and supported by their workplace.
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Many employees view wellness programs as a perk that can incentivize them to work for or stay for a company. Along with a competitive salary, research shows that many jobseekers prioritize wellness programs as a benefit when considering a job offer. Interacting with puppies is an engaging and fun wellness activity that goes beyond standard gym memberships and nutrition programs. Booking sessions with Puppy Love™ is a marketable benefit to jobseekers that promotes a company culture of care, appreciation, and mental health awareness.
Employer wellness programs are often responsible for preventing chronic illness because they focus on long-term healthy lifestyles and habits while offering flexibility to meet the needs of different individuals. They reinforce the importance of nutritious food choices, water consumption, and physical activity. Still, successful programs also consider the importance of stress management and relaxation.
A Puppy Love session is a social activity that helps employees talk openly about their life and experiences in a casual setting, which can lead to more community and support within their workplace. By engaging in wellness at work ideas that boost morale, you'll find your teams are happier and, therefore, healthier long-term.
Spending time with our puppies will leave your employees feeling relaxed, engaged, and cared for by you, their employer. Our sessions are easy to set up, and we send trained puppy coaches to every event to help you enjoy the wellness program you have invested in. Give us a woof today or visit our website to schedule your session!Download Our Brochure
Even the most conscientious workplace can be stress-filled. We believe cuddling and playing with puppies is an ideal way to restore the balance. In fact, scientific studies have shown positive therapeutic effects from animal interaction – including decreasing blood pressure and reduced levels of cortisol.
Puppy Love™ founder Sabrina Freed combined her two key passions: creating outstanding events and animal advocacy. A pioneer in the field of high-profile conferences Sabrina realized firsthand how employees would benefit from puppies in the workplace, and likewise, how employers would see results in worker efficiency, and wellness. A wonderful give-back, Puppy Love also donates 20% of all proceeds back into the local rescue community.
Puppy Love was started in San Francisco and serves all areas of northern and southern California. We also partner with rescues nationwide to provide Puppy Love experiences across the U.S.
Yes. Each location carries liability insurance of $2M to ensure our attendees and puppies are well covered.
All pups come from our vetted, fully trusted rescue partners who ensure pups are happy and well cared for. 20% of all Puppy Love proceeds are donated back to our rescue partners to help cover their food and medical costs.