During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people found themselves working alongside fuzzy friends at home. As the pandemic fades and people return to the office, leaving these pets at home has become hard, leading to a rise in demand for a pet-friendly office. A recent survey shows a pet-friendly office is the fifth most requested benefit from employees, beating out 401k contributions and paid sick leave. In the September/October issue of DBusiness, we will highlight area executives and their pets — nominate someone today! Nominations go through July 25, 2022.