Oliver is a two-year-old King Charles Cavalier spaniel x shihtzu cross who lives in Vancouver. When he's not playing with his toys, eating or napping, he's being positively evangelical about the benefits of bringing dogs to work.
"We don't like being left at home alone for that long," barks Oliver as he curls onto his bed. "We weren't meant to be by ourselves for eight hours at a time. It's hard on our emotions."
Oliver is normally a mature and patient pup, but he's been known to tear up couch cushions when left alone for too long - not to mention the shoe eating incident of 2014.
"Bringing us to work isn't only better for dogs, either. It makes you humans more productive, happier and healthier, too."
Oliver is very right about that. Here are five fantastic reasons why bringing dogs to work should be a no-brainer:
1. Take more (and better) breaks
Frequent short breaks are a proven way to keep employees from becoming fatigued, particularly those who otherwise run the risk of burning out by spending too much time staring at the same screen or working on the same task.
"You look like you could use a break. How about we get some exercise with this toy?" - Oliver