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Your dog is your most loyal pal, so you’d naturally want to take him everywhere: to the park, grocery store or even your place of business. You’ve come to the right article if you’re in the market for a new job, or are searching for a place to patronize that will allow your furry friend to accompany you every day. Read on to learn about the five dog-friendliest companies in Pittsburgh, and whether they’re hiring.

Theatre Factory 
Cavitt Avenue and Third Street
Trafford, PA 15085
(412) 374-9200

Dog lovers of the thespian sort rejoice: The Theatre Factory, a Trafford staple and semiprofessional/nonprofit theater, not only allows dogs, but encourages them. Whether you’re interested in acting, donating your time or are searching for a new choreography/stage managing/stage designing job, The Theatre Factory may very well have a place for you and your fuzzy buddy. Resumes are constantly accepted, and the production house is always in need of fresh talent. 

Specter Studios 
1600 S. Canal St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
(412) 782-5433

Many a model has brought her canine companion to work for this unique custom-made costume boutique. Whether you’re shopping for a custom creation, or are in the mood to offer your modeling talent, head on over to Specter. While it’s not hiring seamstresses or artists, applications from talented individuals are certainly welcome, and if you’re dog is super cool, that’s a mega bonus. Make sure you stop in to say hi to its head of security and favorite pooch Ralphus T. Wormwood. He may not be the best conversationalist, but he sure is sweet.

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Clique Vodka 
1627 Penn Ave., 5th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 877-6947

This up-and-coming vodka business certainly keeps the pups salivating for more. It does the same for humans with an up-and-coming vodka unlike any other and a dog-friendly workplace employees love. Once a month, this uber-dog friendly company volunteers its time for several humane societies in the area. Not only do the owners often bring their best buddies to work, but they encourage their employees to do so as well.

AOT Inc. 
401 Locust St.
Coraopolis, PA 15108
(412) 299-0704

AOT Inc has served Western Pennsylvania’s occupational therapy needs since 1980 and has been looking out for its staff’s cuddle buddies since 1980 as well. Dogs have long been regarded as a therapeutic tool and are encouraged around AOT’s patients in every stage of treatment. Currently hiring for OT/PT Pediatric and OT Outpatient therapies, AOT is incredibly flexible and willing to work around your schedule, whether you need full-time, part-time or casual employment. Send your resume in today, and maybe even a headshot of Fido, if you’re feeling particularly productive.

Hello Bully 
4885-A McKnight Road, Suite 197
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 235-1997

Hello Bully’s sole purpose is to rescue and rehabilitate abused, neglected and otherwise mistreated American pit bull terriers and to repair their bruised reputation in society. A fully non-profit 501c3 corporation, Hello Bully will always accept the kind donation of volunteer hours from dedicated and compassionate animal lovers. Dogs are more than welcome in its headquarters in North Hills, and at all of its charity benefits in and around the Greater Pittsburgh area.

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Nikki Tiani-Moroney is a full time mum of two boys, wife of a professional poker player/photographer/amateur pencil-sharpening competitor and writer from Pittsburgh, PA. When she isn’t studiously neglecting her housework in favor of a good book, she’s out simultaneously fighting crime and picking up sidewalk litter while savoring an occasional cigarette. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.