Research has shown that pets can reduce stress and anxiety while also combating isolation and loneliness. Flexible working has now allowed many to work from home, at least for part of the working week. Having a pet-friendly space can calm a person and allow more structured, meaningful work to take place. Taking a break with a pet can reenergize and focus the mind for the next task to take place with greater productivity. If policies within your workplace don’t include pet-friendly environments think about asking for one day a month or year to bring your pets to work.