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STC Loves to Celebrate Our Pets (Dogs) at Work

Released: 6/1/2021

A Bulldog and a Beagle are dressed as businesspeople at a desk with a computer.

Imagine the quiet of the STC call center interrupted by a sudden eruption of "oohs" and "ahhs", accentuated with "Oh, my gosh, how cute." Two fur puppies enter on leash in front of their human parents. The festive and joyful atmosphere is a common occurrence at Senior Transportation Connection office when someone brings in their furry companion.

The joy our furry pals bring to the workplace should not be a surprise. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention agrees. Their study of pets' effect on humans produced the following results:

➜ Decreased blood pressure.

➜ Decreased cholesterol levels.

➜ Decreased triglyceride levels.

➜ Decreased feelings of loneliness.

➜ Increased opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities.

➜ Increased opportunities for socialization.

To encourage people to adopt a fur pal, Pet Sitters International (PSI) selected the month of June for their "adopt a pet campaign." Each year on the Friday following Father's Day, social-media platforms are flooded with posts bearing the hashtag TakeYourDogToWorkDay (#TakeYourDogWDay) and businesses open their doors to employees' fur pals.

Through the event, non-pet owners are able to witness the special bond their co-workers have with their pets firsthand, and hopefully encouraged to adopt a new best friend of their own.

At STC we love our pets and bring our pets to work, when we can. Here are some photos of our family of furry friends.

 
Albie and Mabel unwittingly became employees when rescued. They visit clients with their owners Bob and Lisa (LCD-LightCommDesigns, Inc.), and generally spend their entire day in the office with them. They bring a nice calming energy to any work or encounter.

 
Gracie and Piper are often seen around STC following their owner, Executive Director, Janice Dzigiel. They offer sound budget advice in exchange for treats.

 
Ernie tries to assist his person mom Anna in scheduling a trip.

 
Vivi snuggles with a favorite toy. Her human is James Hailey, STC Director of Finance and Human Resources.



 
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