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Study: Companion Animals Make For A Healthy Workplace

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Posted: March 23, 2013

Kaos, a 6-month-old pit bull, and Buddha, a 15-week-old pit bull, wrestle on canvas at Rockingham Canvas on Friday as Kevin Fields (left) and Brenda Crawford work on it. Four dogs accompany owners to work daily to the company, which manufactures and repairs truck canvas.According to a new study, bringing pets to work is a practice that’s good not only for the animals’ owners, but for everyone in the workplace. (Photos by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Victoria Simmons, executive vice president of Green Earth, talks shop with employee Billy Falls as the sun rises Friday morning. Cooper, Simmons’ 7-year-old golden retriever, waits patiently for some attention.
Lucy, a 5-year-old Scottish terrier, roams the showroom looking for a good sunbathing spot at PWD Window and Door Friday morning.
HARRISONBURG — Stormey and Henry, two black standard poodles, race across a wooden floor, over unrolled tarps, nudging each other like derby drivers to be the first to reach their owner, Jeff...

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