With the fast-paced growth of technology and the newfound popularity of the coworking culture, more shared office spaces are popping up across the nation than ever before. The productive environment, professional setting, free access to all necessary office supplies and the chance to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs are all highly desirable features which make coworking hubs so attractive.
One of the newest additions to shared office spaces is the adoption of a pet-friendly policy—it has been recognized what an appealing incentive this is, especially to the younger generation of workers. After all, studies have shown that having pets around the office can have a wide range of benefits.
Being able to bring their furry friend with them to work lowers employees’ pet sitting costs and increases social interaction with other people in the office. Pets can also lighten the mood and will prompt their owners to take more breaks, which can help them stay healthy and decrease anxiety. Pet owners can keep an eye on their four-legged buddies in real time and they also won’t be so distracted from work by worrying about their beloved animals being left behind alone at home.
The Austin coworking scene has already recognized the importance of adopting a pet-friendly policy and has enjoyed massive success in the process. Take a look at 8 of the most pet-friendly coworking hubs in Austin:
East Side Collective
Located at 2400 East Cesar Chavez Street, East Side Collective is a sleek coworking hub, boasting creativity-sparking shared office spaces catering to artists, developers, architects and engineers. Its dog-friendly policy attracts a clientele of pet owners from all corners of the city. It is situated right next to PAZ Veterinary, an animal clinic with professional staff and services.
Patchwork Austin is an excellent place for those in search of a fun and diverse community—a lively group made up of artists, developers, architects, digital nomads and others! The well-equipped shared and private offices, the cool meeting rooms and the many amazing services make Patchwork one of the best coworking hubs in the city. The fact that it encourages a pet-friendly atmosphere makes this shared office space even more appealing and extremely popular among pet owners.
Situated east of Downtown Austin, Perch CoWorking is a popular shared office space with dedicated desks for entrepreneurs in an open layout space. It offers numerous perks to its clients, including high-speed Internet, access to personal safety lockers, office supplies, and locally-prepared snacks. The backyard area is an ideal place for your pets to take a long nap in as you tackle your daily tasks in the indoor office area.
A brand new coworking hub that is bound to take the city by storm, Relay Coworking is opening its offices in early 2019. Located at the Center for Social Innovation, this new company aims to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, nonprofit organizations and local businesses in a productivity-inducing setting. This new coworking office promises plenty of perks to go with its flexible membership packages, such as on-site restaurants, a bar, and a myriad of professional and social events, along with a dog-friendly community.
Sententia Vera Cultural Hub
If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours with your four-legged buddy, then the Sententia Vera Cultural Hub is the perfect place to visit. Both you and your pet will surely enjoy the tranquility of the location, in Dripping Springs, at the western periphery of Austin. It is actually much more than a simple coworking office, offering an on-site bookstore and well-equipped meeting rooms, as well as access to a coffee shop, whilst embracing and encouraging bilingual communication.
WeWork is known to set the bar high when it comes to the quality of their coworking hubs and their Austin office is no exception. Located in a newly-built property north of Downtown Austin, WeWork Domain offers fully-equipped shared and private offices, impressive meeting rooms and plenty of fun amenities. With plenty of outdoor space and greenery to enjoy on your break, you’ll be happy to find that the office is completely dog-friendly, so don’t hesitate to bring your furry friend along with you for the ride!
Work & Woof
The aptly-named Work & Woof can be found in the south-western part of the city, by Willamson Creek’s popular parks and playgrounds. This coworking hub was the first in Austin to offer an indoor-outdoor dog park to make pet owners’ lives easier. Aimed mainly at dogs, this shared office space boasts the regular perks of a coworking hub, along with full- or half-day care, bathing and grooming services, as well as 10,000 square-feet of play space for your pet. This is one of the best places in the city where you can work without distractions, knowing that your pup is being well taken care of by a group of dedicated professionals.