RED Lion Hotel owner Mandy Boland believed having Gordon around the bar improved the spirit inside the place.

And according to an American pet advice website, there were several benefits to having pets at your workplace.

Dogs and cats were frequently recognised as great stress-relievers.

The website stated "look into the eyes of a pet and suddenly your worries and deadlines seem to melt away".

According to a 2012 research study published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, on-the-job stress levels fell among a group of Greensboro employees when they had their dogs by their side.

On the other hand, the website stated stress levels grew for their co-workers who either left their animals at home or who had no pet at all.

The website also stated that pet dogs in the workplace encouraged employees to work longer hours. But pets also resulted in a lower rate of employee absenteeism.



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