Looking for a new career opportunity? These companies allow you to bring your dog to the office.
More than ever before, dog owners are actively searching for career opportunities that mean they won't have to leave their pups behind. In fact, a recent study actually suggests that almost half of Canadians would take a salary cut in exchange for great dog perks at work - so it's clearly important to pet parents.
Luckily, this won't be necessary for any of the jobs on this list, as these local companies are already proudly dog-friendly and are all hiring right now.
So if you're looking for a career change, these dog-friendly Vancouver companies all welcome your dogs to join you at the office, with many also offering remote working, or a combination of both - so you won't have to leave your pup behind again. If you see any jobs you like, be sure to check out these handy guide to office dog etiquette so you'll be prepared for your first day!
Founded in 2018 by 3 Vancouverites, Vessi is known for creating the first 100% waterproof sneaker, perfect for the many rainy days in the city. The successful start-up is currently looking for 6 new team members to join it's dog-friendly Yaletown office.
Jobs: Currently 6 open positions in Customer Care, Product, Marketing and Finance. See full job listings here.
Dog Policy: Flexibility to work remotely and from a new dog-friendly office in Yaletown, so you won't need to leave your pup behind.
Aritzia is an innovative design house and fashion boutique founded in Vancouver in 1984 with almost 100 boutiques across North America. The popular Canadian company is currently looking for new team members to join its Vancouver office, and you won't have to leave your pup behind.
Jobs: Currently several open positions in departments including Finance, eCommerce, Marketing, Product and Seasonal Jobs. See full job listings here.
Dog Policy: One of the job perks listed by Aritzia is its dog-friendly Vancouver office, where you're invited to bring your best friend to work.
PawSwap is a Vancouver-based pet app that makes finding dog-friendly locations easier than ever, and is also the company behind OhMyDog!. Founded in 2015, PawSwap aims to make the world a better place for dogs, one city at a time - so unsurprisingly, dogs are a huge part of the PawSwap team. So if you want to help with PawSwap's mission, the company has 3 full-time positions ready and waiting for the ideal dog-loving candidates! Jobs: Currently looking for full-time positions including a Marketing Director, Digital Marketing Manager & Drupal Developer. Find the full job listings here.
Dog Policy: PawSwap's story began with founder and dog mom Aliya, who understood the guilt of saying goodbye to her dog Russell before leaving for work. PawSwap has a remote working policy meaning you never have to leave your dog behind to come into the office - problem solved!
4. PNI Media
Started in Vancouver in 2001 and acquired by Staples Inc. in 2014, PNI Digital Media is a leading tech industry e-commerce solutions provider, and is ranked as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers.
Offering a market-leading software platform for enterprise and photo printing, the successful team is currently looking for new talent to join their Vancouver office.
Jobs: Currently hiring several roles in departments including Development & AI, Marketing & BI, Product & Account, and Infrastructure & Release. See full job listings here.
Dog Policy: PNI Media's job listings state that they love dogs and welcome you to bring them along to their dog-friendly Downtown Vancouver office. You can see some of the adorable PNI pups on their Instagram page - make sure to check out the Office Pups Highlights Reel!
5. Monster Cat
Monstercat is North America’s largest independent electronic music label, and the company is looking to add more than 30 full-time employees to the team over the next year. The company’s mission is to connect artists with fans in a way that nurtures the spirit of sharing and family, so if you love music as much as you love dogs, these openings could be perfect for you. Jobs: Currently hiring a Talent Acquisition Manager and Head of Music Marketing. See full job listings here.
Dog Policy: The company offers a a hybrid work environment, allowing employees to work a combination of remote and from its creative dog-friendly Railtown Vancouver office.
Recently named one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies, Article is a digital-first furniture brand that doesn't have brick and mortar stores, but they do have a dog-friendly Vancouver office and lots of open positions right now across many different departments.
Jobs: Currently 30+ open positions in departments including Creative, Tech, People & Culture, Logistics, Marketing and Finance. See full job listings here.
Dog Policy: Their job listings highlight a dog-friendly office, stating, "We love our dog friends here at Article. If you have a well-behaved, well-socialized pup, we’d love to have them in the office too."
With headquarters in Vancouver, and a team of over 250 'Benchmates' working from their Robson Street office, Bench Accounting helps small business owners and entrepreneurs master their financial lives by pairing intuitive software with real, human bookkeepers.
Jobs: Currently 5 open positions in departments including Brand, People and Accounting Operations. See full job listings here.
Dog Policy: Bench proudly advertises their dog-friendly Downtown office on their job listings and website, with some of the cute office dogs making an appearance on their careers page.
Thinkific is a software platform that enables entrepreneurs to create, market, sell, and deliver their own online courses. Growing fast, they have already served over 40,000 course creators and more than 10 million students - and they are currently hiring over 40 positions in their dog-friendly Vancouver offices. Jobs: Currently 40+ positions across a wide variety of departments including Platform Operations, Sales, Community, Data, Customer Support, Product Marketing and Engineering. See full job listings here.
Dog Policy: Described as 'The Bow-Wow Benefit' their website simply states, "Office dogs. Plural. Meet them on Instagram at @dogsofthinkific. That's right, these office dogs have their own Instagram page!
Founded as the first-to-market Instagram scheduler in 2014, now with over 2 million users globally, Later has grown from a simple Instagram tool to the #1 visual marketing platform for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and they are hiring for roles in their Vancouver headquarters.
Jobs: Currently 20+ open positions in Business Development, Product Design, People and Places and Customer Experience. See full job listings here.
Dog Policy: Later's Vancouver HQ is dog-friendly so you won't have to leave your pups behind.
10. Dapper Labs
It's unlikely that you haven't heard someone you know talk about Dapper Labs - the makers of CryptoKitties, and NBA Top Shot, two of the world’s most popular blockchain games - in the past few months. Growing rapidly, Dapper Labs uses the power of play to deliver blockchain-based experiences that are made for you and ready for the real world, and have a huge number of opportunities to join their dog-friendly team.
Jobs: Currently a huge variety of open positions, in Legal, Games, Data, Design & Creative, Engineering, Growth, Marketing, People, Product, and more. Check out full job listings here.
Dog Policy: Dog-friendly, welcoming of children, and crafted for comfort – the company's Vancouver office at Great North Way is constantly improving to help team members reach the most creative and productive version of themselves - and there's already many office dogs to meet.
First opened in 1986 as a Fine Rugs and Furniture store in South Granville, Vancouver, Moe's is a retailer and wholesaler known for its modern and contemporary furniture and home decor, and its growing internationally, with two major USA showrooms and more to come. This family institution is currently hiring across multiple divisions in their dog-friendly Vancouver head office.
Jobs: Currently 11 open positions in Operations, Accounting, Technology, Product & Visual and Resolutions. See full job listings here.
Dog Policy: Moe's offers a casual and dog-friendly office - check out one of their cute office dogs above! Employees are currently working remotely due to COVID-19.