Survey shows “quarantine pet” changing the future of work

Lauren Meyers, WVLT

Tue Mar 09 2021 05:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Do you have a “quarantine pet?” According to a survey, the “quarantine pet” has evolved into a trend changing the future of work.

A survey from the Banfield Pet Hospital, the nation’s largest general veterinary practice with over 1,000 hospitals across the US revealed the concept of the changing trend.

The survey says, 57% of pet owners say they’ll be most happy returning to their workplace if they can bring their pets with them and 71% of Gen Zers and 48% Millennials have or are planning to reach out to their employer requesting they implement a pet-friendly policy once offices open back up.

For many, the option to bring your pet is non-negotiable. Nearly 1 in 2 Gen Zers and 1 in 3 Millennials say they would consider looking for another job post-pandemic if their workplace was not pet-friendly