8 dog-friendly workplaces in Charlotte and their current job openings

8 dog-friendly workplaces in Charlotte and their current job openings
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Banfield Pet Hospital recently conducted a study that proved what we already knew: Incorporating dogs into the office makes for a happier, healthier set of employees because instead of being a distraction, dogs up work-life balance, productivity and morale while lowering stress.

If your boss doesn’t buy into this and you want one that will, it’s time to spruce up that résumé — here are eight spots in town that are hiring and will let you bring your best friend to work each and every day when you land the job.


Who: A concierge laundry service that offers pickup, washing, drying, folding and delivery for both laundry and dry cleaning. Per-use and monthly membership programs available.

Office location: 1700 Mecklenburg Avenue


What they’re looking for: Director of Marketing Communications

What you’d do: A little bit of everything, from managing analysts, UI/UX designers, copywriters, press and media relations to developing and executing a meaningful and successful social media strategy. Salary is dependent on experience (they’re looking for 5+ years in marketing) and benefits include an open vacation policy and free laundry and dry cleaning. See the full job description and apply.

Google Fiber


Who: The force behind what’s promised to be the fastest internet you’ve ever experienced. Learn more about it here.

Office location: 301 East 7th Street

What they’re looking for: Installation Operations Specialist, SMB Field Design Manager

What you’d do:

As an Installation Operations Specialist, you’re the person behind the refining and evolving of Fiber’s projects and the one that’s helping to get new technologies to markets and communities all over the planet, as you’re the one overseeing installation. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and a background in managing customer impacting processes. See the full job description and apply.

SMB Field Design Managers are responsible for reviewing and approving all units for installation, creating, coordinating and managing all labor and material Google Part Numbers, performing value and cost engineering and more. Applicants must be flexible but deadline and detail-oriented with 5 years of experience. See the full job description and apply.

Humane Society of Charlotte

Who: A non-profit that’s aiming to create a world without homeless and unwanted animals. They offer adoption, spaying, neutering and educational services. Expect to be surrounded by plenty of four-legged friends.

Office location: 2700 Toomey Avenue

What they’re looking for: Accounting Assistant, Development Associate

What you’d do:

As an Accounting Assistant, you’d be working with the VP of Finance & Administration to keep daily financial records. Expect to prepare invoices, receive and record payments, take deposits to the bank, maintain vendor files and more. Interested? You need an accounting degree or 2+ years experience in an accounting or finance department. See the full job description and apply.

Responsibilities for the Development Associate include developing narratives, reports, letters and emails as well as creating and sending e-mails through Constant Contact. You’ll also be involved with donor stewardship, grant management and the development team. A bachelor’s degree in public administration, marketing, non-profit management, communications or other related field as well as 2+ years in development or fundraising are required. See the full job description and apply.

Saturday Brand Communications

Who: A small ad agency (15 people) that specializes in “Saturday Brands,” or brands that carry products and offer services that you look for on a Saturday.

Office location: 1310 South Tryon Street

What they’re looking for: Copywriter, Media Planner/Buyer

What you’ll do: 

A Copywriter will provide creative, sound solutions for clients, work with senior creatives, take part in client meetings and work closely with creative, A/S and traffic departments to ensure a timely completion of each project. Applicants should have 2-4 years of experience and a BA, BS or Portfolio School degree are preferred. See the full job description and apply.

The Media Planner/Buyer is responsible for working with internal agency teams to understand the clients’ needs and strategies, negotiate and purchase media, track media expenditures and meet with media representatives and keep up with current trends as well as other responsibilities. They’re looking for 5+ years experience and a love of dogs, chocolate and beer. See the full job description and apply.

Search Solution Group

Who: An elite headhunting and executive recruitment firm founded in 2002. It was recently named one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Charlotte by the Charlotte Business Journal and specializes in positions in engineering, accounting and finance, marketing, life sciences, human resources and more. If you’re looking to bring your dog, expect to pay a price – because of the limit placed on the number of dogs, only those willing to donate $5 to a charity are eligible each day.

Office location: 2201 South Boulevard

What they’re looking for: Accounting Manager, Business Developer, Executive Recruiter and more – see all open jobs here.

What you’d do:

As Business Developer, you’d be in charge of locating and vetting the perfect candidates for multiple jobs around town. Expect to be making a large volume of phone calls and conducting an impressive amount of interviews. See the full job description and apply.

Executive Recruiters are responsible for building strong connections between candidates and hiring managers while interviewing, negotiating and more. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and 401(k). See the full job description and apply.

The Accounting Manager is responsible for a team of two and takes on the day-to-day financial operations for North America, including overseeing accounts payable and receivable, banking and month-end close, payroll and more. Applicants must have experience working at a transaction level in the Oracle Fusion ERP system and know how to lead process improvements with quantifiable results. See the full job description and apply.

SPARK Publications

Who: An award-winning creative firm that specializes in creating content and designing and producing beautiful, effective print and interactive publications (magazines, books, catalogs) and promotions (marketing materials and brochures).

Office location: 2116 Crown Centre Drive

What they’re looking for: Production Designer

What you’d do: Design, produce and manage publication and marketing projects that include magazines, catalogs, webpages, social media and books as well as project management that includes budgets, reporting and project timelines. Those interested need 4+ years in creative design and proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Creative Suite. Benefits include a flexible schedule and paid vacation. See the full job description and apply.

Tyler2 Construction

Who: A general contracting firm that has constructed over 15 million square feet of new and renovated office, retail, medical, industrial and restaurant space, as well as earned a title of high-rise expert. Expect all things dog-themed, including positions like bird dog, guard dog and herding dog as well as “yappy hours” every other Thursday.

Office location: 5400 Old Pineville Road

What they’re looking for: Project Manager, Superintendent

What you’d do:

As Project Manager, you’ll be responsible for working closely with owners, architects, superintendents and subcontractors to make sure everyone is happy, as well as working through subcontracts and dealing with scheduling and management. See the full job description and apply.

The Superintendent takes on project site operations, managing labor and material and makes sure projects are done on-schedule and on-budget without compromising quality. See the full job description and apply.

Tattoo Projects

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Who: No, they’re not a tattoo parlor – they’re an ad agency that specializes in leaving indelible impressions and was recently named Small Advertising Agency of the Year by Ad Age. Oh, and they have a really cool office.

Office location: 508 West 5th Street

What they’re looking for: Account Executive, Senior Art Director, Graphic Designer, Junior Motion Designer/Animator, Senior Account Executive, Senior Motion Designer/Animator

What you’d do:

As Account Executive, you’d work heavily with accounts like Victory Motorcycles, UNCC, the Ronald McDonald House and more. Applicants must have 2+ years as an Account Executive in an advertising agency and present samples and references. See the full job description and apply.

The Senior Art Director should have an “unreasonable passion” for typography, color theory and well-labeled Photoshop layers. Must have at least 5 years of experience in an advertising or branding agency. See the full job description and apply.

If you land the Graphic Designer position, expect to move pixels from print to digital to broadcast your abilities. 1-2 years experience and proficiency in Creative Suite a must. See the full job description and apply.

Junior Motion Designer/Animators broadcast motion design style-frames and concepts as well as editorial graphic support and animation using 2- and 3D software. Must have a broadcast design/animation background and be an expert in programs like After Effects and Final Cut. See the full job description and apply.

Senior Account Executive is expected to have 7+ years experience and lead accounts for things like America’s second largest motorcycle company and quick service restaurant and oil company with a $12 million advertising budget. See the full job description and apply.

As Senior Motion Designer/Animator, you’ll be responsible for broadcast motion design style-frames and concept, end tag creation and graphic support and animation. Must be proficient in After Effects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop and more. See the full job description and apply.

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