Council members push for dog-friendly city hall

Council members push for dog-friendly city hall

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Cincinnati City Hall could soon be going to the dogs.

Council members want city-owned facilities, including their downtown headquarters, to become dog-friendly work environments. All nine members of council signed a motion to "develop appropriate policies" that would allow their four-legged companions in the office.

Several studies have shown benefits to pet-friendly workplaces, the motion states. In the dog-eat-dog world of local politics, having a furry friend nearby has shown to reduce stress, boost health and improve work-life balance.

Council member P.G. Sittenfeld recently adopted a Spaniel-Aussie named Oakley. The pup has even been spotted on Sittenfeld's lap during business hours.

The motion says the pet-perk would ensure the city remains competitive with benefits and amenities offered by private employers.

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