The KPS3 K-9 Crew — The Good, The Cute and The Wacky

Scroll through our social feeds and browse through our website, and you’ll find all sorts of interesting nuggets about the dynamic group of people who work here, the awesome things we create, our exceptional list of clients, and even highlights from an intense ping-pong tournament here and there. But, I’m actually here to tell you about a few key members of this team you may not see quite as often…

Hint: They’re always upbeat, extremely loyal, take frequent naps, and function best on at least three snacks a day. While many of us humans also eat three snacks a day, I’m actually talking about our four-legged team members, so allow me to introduce the members of the KPS3 K-9 Crew (drumroll, please!)   

First, to answer a few of your burning questions — yes, we have to vacuum a bit more than usual (shedding season is every season, people) and we do not have a grassy conference room, so we get our steps when we take them outside every few hours (perk: they are allowed in the elevator!). But, the most important thing to remember is to keep the dog treats stocked at all times (thanks Julia and Danielle!).

If you’ve thought about making your office dog-friendly, we highly recommend it, and we will tell you all the things. First, the major perks: 

  • Higher office morale (who doesn’t love dogs?!)
  • Reduced stress (that thing you’ve heard about petting dogs it works)
  • Increased productivity (naturally, because we’re happier and less stressed)
  • Healthier lifestyles (there are lots of stairs involved in going outside)
  • Less worry (because your dog isn’t home alone!)

Of course, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows in the beginning. There can be an adjustment period, there are accidents, and you may have dogs that like to howl at you until you give them treats (or maybe that’s just my dog). 

So, here are a few tips that might help your company ease into a dog-friendly office: 

  • Start with a policy that lays some ground rules, clearly states owner responsibilities and establishes processes and procedures for dealing with any issues that arise. 
  • Dogs should be vetted. You wouldn’t bring on a new employee without an interview, right? Make sure potential office dogs are trained, fully vaccinated and friendly with people and other dogs. 
  • Introduce them slowly. Having 10 employees all bring in their dogs for the first time, at the same time, is usually not the best idea. 
  • Hold employees accountable. Ensure all dogs are supervised and taken care of 100% of the time.

Once you’ve got all of that dialed in, you’ll see that having dogs in the office is a total game-changer, for the reasons mentioned above, and many more. For example, they can fetch fly ping-pong balls!

And now, it’s time to meet our Crew: 

Ruby

Branch Manager (get it, because sticks?)

Sleep on bean bags. Lick feet under desks.


Cash

Senior Greeter

Keep a close eye on all doors and entry/exit activity at all times. Occasional “zoomies” around the office to keep everyone on their toes.


Ralph

Prance Instructor

Wanderer. Hence the leash.


Clyde

Trash Analyst

Check all of the trash cans. Check all of the trash cans again later.


Hoshi

Professional Barker

Keep a close eye on everyone who enters. Don’t let any of them out of your sight, ever.


Inu

Master of Mischief

Pretend to be sleeping, while actually plotting the next move and scoping out the snacks to eat and stacks of papers to get into after said “nap.”


Lyga

Intern

Get all of the pets. Assist Clyde with trash can monitoring.

So, if you have yet to meet the entire KPS3 team, stop by and give these guys a handshake and a belly rub — they would greatly appreciate it.

KPS3 is also a proud Pets of the Homeless donation site. We accept donations of unopened pet food and gently used pet supplies. All supplies are donated to the Reno Sparks Gospel Mission. 

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