man’s best friend—your pooch—sleeping at your feet while you’re crunching
numbers at work, lifting his furry chin for a scratch when your stress starts
to rise, or nudging you for a fast game of fetch in the conference room. Well,
companies like Zynga, Amazon, Ben & Jerry's, Clif bar and Google and even
the U.S. Congress allow dogs at work. Why? Executives are well aware of the
stress-reducing and team-building benefits to employees when they have their
faithful companions by their desk chair side.