KolbeCo, O’Fallon, Mo.
7 Employees, 6 Dogs
You needn’t be a large company to have an impact, and KolbeCo Marketing Resources near St. Louis, Mo., is proof. The number of employees in this public relations agency is nearly matched by the number of dogs. KolbeCo not only welcomes their employees’ dogs, but also supports staff involved in Stray Rescue of St. Louis’s foster parent program by allowing the foster dogs daily access as well. What distinguishes the KolbeCo staff is their dedication to serving their community. For five years, they have produced an annual donation drive, Frills For Furbabies, benefiting Stray Rescue of St. Louis. They collect much-needed supplies, which have exceeded $20,000 in value. The firm also donates professional services to another local shelter—5 Acres—helping create promotional material. And, they manage to have a good time, designating their dogs as the Board of Dogrectors that helps “drive” their philanthropic activities.
2014 Best Places to Work Contest kicks off September 1.
During the course of our Best Places to Work contest, we’ve discovered a wide range of companies and businesses that are committed to a dog-friendly workplace. We think it’s information worth sharing, so we’ve compiled a list of dog-friendly companies and named it — what else—Bark’s Best Places to Work. So, if you’re searching for a new job that will welcome your pooch or researching how companies manage their canine-friendly policies, our list is a good place to start. We think it’s the most comprehensive of its kind. We hope to add to it, and to see the numbers grow so that more companies, workers and dogs can benefit. To see the list, go to: thebark.com/BestPlacesList