DOGS are already cute, furry and immensely loveable, but they could now be the answer to a happier, smarter and more productive workplace.
Dogs are now being used in a unique national program called Paws the Pressure, to reduce employee stress, boost morale and even enhance problem solving.
Last week Baptistcare became the first West Australian workplace to experience the concept when the Paws the Pressure team visited the organisation’s Belmont headquarters.
Four canines and their human companions from the Delta Society spent 90 minutes shaking paws, lending a floppy ear and promoting wellbeing with Baptistcare employees.
Proceeds from Paws the Pressure visits support Delta’s therapy dog program in hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health units, palliative care, disability services, prisons and schools nationally, affecting the lives of more than 20,000 vulnerable Australians every week.
Baptistcare is one of WA’s largest non-for-profit aged care and community service providers, supporting Perth metro and regional communities for more than 45 years.