7 Companies That Are Perfect for Animal Lovers
Do you love your four-legged friends as much as you do their two-legged counterparts? Ever wish you could spend your workdays making the world a better place for animals? Or even just want to bring your pup with you to the office once in a while?
If so, these companies are exactly what you’re looking for. From startups that are making pet ownership easier than ever before to nonprofits aiming to save endangered species to fun, dog-friendly offices, they’re all looking for animal lovers like you to join their teams now.
DogVacay makes finding great pet sitters simpler than ever. With its handy website and iOS app, pet owners can search for vetted, insured hosts, book stays, and pay online—all with a couple clicks.
Not surprisingly, the DogVacay office is full of furry friends, which makes for a pretty fun workday. (“We have puppies under our desks,” explains one product associate.) But the pet-loving team takes its work caring for man’s best friend very seriously, says CEO Aaron Hirschhorn. “We now have 15,000 hosts across the U.S. and Canada who are caring for dogs like members of their family.”
2. World Wildlife Fund
Formed in 1961 by a group of concerned biologists, WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, supporting projects focused on saving wildlife species and their habitats. Now over 50 years old, WWF works in over 100 countries—uniquely combining global reach, scientific innovation, and local action to meet the needs of people and nature.
The panda may be just one of the many species WWF has worked to save, but as its iconic black and white logo, the panda has become the relatable representative of WWF’s mission. Internally, employees affectionately refer to each other as “pandas,” and many of them take pride in becoming lifelong pandas—passionate to work for an organization that offers international opportunities and limitless possibilities.
Contently is a modern storytelling platform that links brands to journalists, allowing them to share some of the world’s best original content. It bridges the gap between creation and delivery and empowers brands to tell great stories about what they do best.
One thing Contently staffers love just as much as great content? Their pups. Check out all the furry faces on Contently’s Meet the Team page. VP of Canine Resources Lighthouse and intern Madison even have their own LinkedIn profiles!
4. Discovery Communications
Do you spend full days curled up on the couch watching Animal Planet shows? Well, it’s time to turn your love of Shark Week into a job. Discovery Communications, the parent company of Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, OWN, and more, is full of animal lovers who are passionate about telling incredible stories about the world.
Team members are also excited about getting to know each other outside of the office. “The company’s hosted a lot of cool things outside in the garden like BBQs, dunk tanks, pet adoption expos, and weekly exercise boot camps,” says one staffer. “We always have a ton of fun.”
(Oh, and fun fact: Every Shark Week, the company decks out its headquarters with a massive shark attached to the building.)
PetPlus is a membership program service offering exclusive access to discounts on pet medications, vet visits, pet supplies, and more. In a nutshell, PetPlus gives pet owners new ways to overcome the limits of pet ownership—makes caring for pets as easy as loving them.
Not surprisingly, everyone who works at the NYC-based company is a big-time animal lover (you can meet the employees and their pets on the company’s About Us page). Want to join in on the furry fun? PetPlus is looking to add marketing, sales, editorial, and UX pros to the team now.
Zoosk is an online dating company that utilizes a unique matchmaking technology to help its members find the perfect match. With over 26 million active members and the #1 online dating app on the market, it’s a proven leader in mobile dating—and with members hailing from 80 countries worldwide, Zoosk’s on a mission to empower everyone to lead a fulfilling love life.
The team is also passionate about its pets. Plenty of employees bring their pups into the large, expansive San Francisco workspace every day, and team members regularly get together out of the office to volunteer at animal shelters. Pets are even invited to post-work events: Just check these guys out, having fun at a company picnic!
Kiva is working hard to change the world: Through the microlending platform, anyone can lend $25 to a borrower in the developing world, making it possible for artisans, farmers, and shopkeepers to realize their dreams and create a better future for themselves and their families.
But the organization also makes time for play, too. Once a month, Kiva employees enjoy what we’ve all missed since our grade-school days: Recess. Everyone takes 30 minutes off of work to enjoy food, music, and unstructured playtime at the office with—you guessed it—the pups who are welcome at the office every day.
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