A little about me
Hi! I’m Poppy the Blocksidge Real Estate office dog! If you’ve been to our office recently you may have met me. I’m a young border collie kelpie cross who comes in every now and again to help out.
I joined Blocksidge Real Estate in 2017 as the company´s first work experience office dog. Despite my young age, I was so good at the job that I was made a permanent staff member! I now have almost two years of experience as office dog. I’ve been visiting the office since I was a tiny puppy so I’m very well mannered and respects the rules.
I like to spend my work days napping, getting pats, watching the front door, going for a lunch time walk, playing with my toys, hanging out in the lunch room, and keeping an eye on the tradies and courier delivery staff who wander around the office.
I love pats! So next time you’re in the office don’t be shy!
Favourite Food: chicken!
Favourite Drink: puppy-cinos!
Favourite Pastime: napping and getting pats. Playing fetch in the park is a close second.
The Blocksidge Real Estate team say that having me around makes work more enjoyable. And they’re not the only ones who say having a dog at work is great! As more and more research shows, having a canine colleague has many benefits –
“There are three key benefits dogs bring to a workplace – first, dogs lower stress, heart rate and blood pressure, and make individuals who work alone feel less lonely. Second, people are perceived as more friendly and approachable when a dog is present in the office. Finally, it’s likely to increase cooperation and other positive behaviours among members of work groups.” – Stephen Colarelli, a psychologists at Central Michigan University.