In a tough economy, companies turn to alternative benefits to draw in loyal new employees. Many of these companies have started working with employees who have pets, to offer benefits for even the furriest of family members. The following companies are paving the way to making employees and pets feel at home while working with the dog-friendliest work places Los Angeles has to offer.
2860 N. Naomi St.
Burbank, CA 91504
Authentic Entertainment’s creative employees have written, directed and produced many of America’s popular documentaries and reality shows, including “Toddlers and Tiaras,” “Flipping Out” and “My First Home.” To add to all of the excitement of working at this company, pets travel with their families to work every day to provide a little stress relief from all of the flipping and toddlers.
The Jim Henson Company
1416 N. La Brea Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
The beloved Jim Henson Company has to be one of the most fun companies in general, producing entertainment works such as music, Sesame Street products, toys, shops and movies. Employees are an extension of the company and are treated kindly by friendly and positive staff members. An extra perk of working at the Jim Henson Company is that it allows dogs, especially its ever-present pack of rescues, on the studio lot.
Black Dog Films
634 N. La Peer Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Black Dogs Films has been in business for more than 15 years, producing creative works that win Grammys. It is known for mastering some of the best projects in art, fashion and documentaries, featuring some of your favorite celebrities. Catering to everyone from Sigur Ros to Alicia Keys to Will.I.Am, and even the hit CBS show “Numb3rs,” it is cutting edge in every arena. Of course, what makes it truly beloved by its employees, is a dog-friendly work environment that includes every department.
18305 E. San Jose Ave.
Industry, CA 91748
Hot Topic is one of the coolest alternative clothing stores around. Visitors shop here for sub-culture accessories in the goth, emo, punk and scene trends. This store is also widely known by people in the music industry and fans of entertainment as one of the most popular stores for the latest pop-culture crazes. Hot Topic’s Industry location adds another element of fun for its employees by allowing workers to take their animal friends in to work every Friday.
21110 Vanowen St.
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Countdown Printables is highly recommended for embroidery designs, screen printing and custom products. Its fun promotional items include key chains, bumper stickers, stickers and cup ware. Countdown Printables also makes cataloges, posters, menus and brochures. Countdown Printables has welcomed pets since its inception. Employees and customers continue to enjoy the company of their pups at the store.
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Cassandra Bautista is a freelance writer from Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.