While hunting around the Google website for something the other day I happened upon a link to the Google Dog Policy. The company say their respect and affection for dogs is an integral facet of their corporate culture. Continuing “We have nothing against cats, per se, but we’re a dog company, so as a general rule we feel cats visiting our campus would be fairly stressed out.”

Their policy states:

Aggressive behavior, such as growling, barking, chasing, or biting, is unacceptable and the pet will have to be taken home on the first complaint. Pets with evidence of fleas will be asked to go home until the problem has been alleviated. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after pets at all times. If a pet has more than one indoor “accident” they will be asked to go home.

Great stuff! But then Google are a fairly good humored company. Earlier this year they advertised a job on their soon to opening lunar hosting and research center. The ad read:

This unique opportunity is available only to highly-qualified individuals who are willing to relocate for an extended period of time, are in top physical condition and are capable of surviving with limited access to such modern conveniences as soy low-fat lattes, The Sopranos and a steady supply of oxygen.

Californians, where would we be without them.

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