Thai ad agency employees bring pets to work－泰國廣告公司員工帶狗去上班.
Nimo bounds out of a car in a rush to get to work at a Bangkok advertising agency, but Nimo is no ordinary employee.
The brown-haired husky accompanies his owner, Thimpaporn Phopipat, to work every day at digital advertising agency YDM in the Thai capital.
"Since I already love dogs, it really made me want to work here," said Thimaporn, 29, a digital public relations manager who also takes along her chihuahua, Muu Pan.
The bring-your-dog-to-work trend is gaining momentum in Thailand, particularly at companies like advertisement firms that are known to require irregular work hours.
The policy can help to alleviate stress, as well as attract, and retain, employees, say some.
Several studies point to the benefits of dogs in the workplace, but a May 2017 study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health warned against hazards such as allergies and animal-borne diseases.
Even those who don’t bring their pets to work say other people’s pets help colleagues to bond better. （Reuters）