73 percent of people would like their workplace to become more dog friendly. That's according to a survey carried out by Dogs Trust, for Dog Friendly Ireland Day on Friday
The charity is also appealing to businesses to become more accessible for dogs and their owners. Dogs Trust say they've seen a significant number of people surrender their dogs, with 13 hundred requests since the month of January.
Corina Fitzsimons from Dogs Trust Ireland says people returning to the workplace has been a major factor
"Unfortunately as life has returned to normal and all the restrictions have gone, returning to work and their normal social lives, and unfortunately dogs who just weren't used to not having people around have started to display separation behaviours and then owners feel like they can't cope and are contacting us and asking if they can surrender their dogs"
Although, Ireland is starting to take a more Mediterranean approach when it comes to providing dog friendly spaces. That's the view of restaurateur Michael Pettit, whose restaurant 360 Cookhouse in Dungarvan, Waterford has menus for dogs and their owners. Michael says people have to accept how important dogs are in people's lives.
People on the streets gave their views on whether dogs should be allowed in the office.
One said: "Ah I suppose it depends on the dog, ah you'd love to see them come in every now and again. I suppose there'd have to be some procedures in place"
Another wasn't keen on the idea saying: "I wouldn't be for it now to be honest with ye, nope wouldn't be up for it. I'd say it'd be a distraction unless you're working in a real high end tech place"
While another said they would love to bring their cat to work as they say leaving their cat at home is "heartbreaking"