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  • Cheryl Cole

9 dog-friendly Vancouver companies hiring right now

Looking for a new career opportunity? These companies allow you to bring your dog to the office.

If you're seeking new job opportunities but don't want to leave your pup behind, we're with you!


One unexpected positive to being stuck inside for months on end was all that extra time we had with our furry best friends, but now the thought of leaving them alone at home all day just doesn't feel right.


Luckily, there are many offices in Vancouver that welcome our furry friends, and here are 9 dog-friendly companies hiring right now.


1. Article


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.


Jobs: Currently 17 open positions in Marketing, Customer Care, Warehouse and Fulfillment, Tech, Creative and Product. See full job listings here.


Dog Policy: Their job listings highlight:“A dog-friendly office. 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.”


2. Thinkific


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 multiple positions in their dog-friendly Vancouver offices.


Jobs: Currently 22 open positions across a wide variety of departments. 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!



3. Bench Accounting

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 8 open positions in departments including Finance, Accounting Operations, Sales and Marketing.


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.


4. Later


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 8 open positions in Product, People and Places, Development 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.


5. PawSwap


You can join our team today! PawSwap is a Vancouver-based, community-driven pet app that is fun, social, and rewarding for dog owners and dog lovers. Tired of ‘No Dogs Allowed’ signs, PawSwap’s mission is to plan, promote, and inspire events and activities that are more inclusive of our four-legged best friends.

Carly and Olive with Aliya and Russell from the PawSwap team

Jobs: Currently hiring a Community, Events and Social Media Coordinator and accepting applications for student writers interested in an internship this summer. They will be mentored and gain valuable experience in the industry while building their portfolio. (If interested, contact cheryl@pawswapapp.com)


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 - perfect!


6. Lendesk


Lendesk is a Canadian technology company based in Vancouver that is modernizing the mortgage industry for Mortgage Brokers and Lenders.


Jobs: Currently looking for a Senior Ruby Developer. See job listing here.


Dog Policy: Their website states that their Downtown office is dog-friendly and "you can pet our four-legged friends to your heart's content."


7. Browns Restaurant Group


Browns Restaurant Group is a Vancouver-based franchise that brings fun and simplicity back into the chain dining experience, integrating familiar and innovative food with personal and friendly service in a variety of casual dining and drinking environments. BRG currently has over 40 corporate employees located in their Vancouver office, and they are growing their team.


Jobs: Currently looking for a Marketing Manager. See job listing here.


Dog Policy: The Vancouver office offers a dog-friendly work environment.


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8. Rove Concepts


Founded in 2011 and focusing on quality and contemporary design, Rove Concepts offers sophisticated home decor to help create your inspired lifestyle.


Jobs: Currently 4 open positions in Creative and Customer Services roles.


Dog Policy: One of the job benefits offered is pet-friendly offices.


9. Axiom Zen


An award-winning venture studio specializing in the intersection of emerging technology and human culture, bridging the realities of today to the possibilities unlocked by new technologies like machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, and blockchain. A team of engineers, creatives, and entrepreneurs. they are always looking for new members to join our crew.


Jobs: Currently 9 open positions in Technology, People. Business Operations, General. See full job listings here.


Dog Policy: Although working remotely due to the pandemic, their job listings state that when workers return to their Great Northern Way office space, they can meet the many furry friends of their dog-friendly office! You can also check out the very cute pets of AZ on their Instagram page.


If you're a dog-friendly employer who is hiring currently and would like to be included in our next list, please email cheryl@pawswapapp.com

Want to help Canadians reunite with their dogs? Check out our recent article: 'Mission Impawsible' reunites Vancouverites with dogs they had to leave behind in China'