Dogs are known to lower blood pressure and reduce work-related stress. And some workplaces allow employees to bring dogs to work one day a year, but there are a few true winners that allow canine co-workers Monday through Friday, 52 weeks a year. Check out these dog-friendly businesses in the greater Boston area.
(Photo Credit: SmartPak)

(Photo Credit: SmartPak)

SmartPak Equine
40 Grissom Road, Suite 500
Plymouth, MA 02360
(888) 752-5171

A short jaunt from the city of Boston is SmartPak Equine. With Massachusetts locations in Plymouth and Natick, the company boasts a dog-friendly environment with at least 40 canine co-workers. SmartPak’s main objective is horse health, and it has been awarded one of the Top 100 Places to Work by the Boston Globe, as well as a Best Bosses award by Fortune Small Business. Oh, and they’re hiring.

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(Photo from: Solomon & McCown/Facebook)

(Photo from: Solomon & McCown/Facebook)

Solomon McCown & Company, Inc.
177 Milk St., Suite 610
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 695-9555

Solomon McCown & Company, located in the financial district of Boston, is a public relations, media and crisis-management service. Pets are welcome here because the company wants its office to feel homey and wants employees to feel as though their pets do not have to stay alone all day just because pet parents need to go to work. The building is dog friendly, and all canine pals are not only accommodated, but encouraged to come to work with their human companions.

DogMarblehead Engineering
21 Lime St.
Marblehead, MA 01945
(781) 639-1587

Marblehead Engineering is a manufacturing company located in one of the most dog-friendly towns in Massachusetts: Marblehead. At Marblehead Engineering, Sadie, a black lab has practically become the mascot here. Sadie works in the office and has been featured in the local paper. She poses for the company’s holiday card each year and has a fan club that includes her co-workers and the regular delivery truck drivers.

(Photo Credit:MMB/Facebook)

(Photo Credit:MMB/Facebook)

580 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 670-9700 

Multiple dogs accompany their owners to work at MMB, the award-winning advertising agency in Boston. The company is best known for its ads for Subway, StarKist, Discovery Channel, ESPN and more. The “more” includes an Emmy-winning Red Sox ad that may be the team’s biggest win for a while (kidding). At MMB, their affinity for four-legged friends runs deep. In fact, Laurie Warden, Director of Digital Strategy raises and breeds Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, a breed that almost went extinct in the 1960s.


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(Photo Credit: KarmaLoop)

(Photo Credit: KarmaLoop)

Karmaloop, Inc.
334 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
(877) 465-2762

Karmaloop of Boston is an online retailer of urban fashion unlike any other. The company’s flexible work schedule offering means employees can bring their small dogs to work any time. This trendy retailer has just opened a new office near the Arlington T station, with views of the Boston Common. Its website boasts more than a billion hits. It’s a fast-paced work environment that began (like so many other trendy businesses) in the founder Greg Selkoe’s parents’ basement.

Kathleen Mueller moved to Massachusetts as a toddler and has lived in many communities throughout the Bay State. Currently splitting her time between Worcester county and Cape Cod, she enjoys spending time at the beach with her dogs, reading, and taking scenic drives in New England. Kathleen is a frequent contributor to check her out at