Mark Harrop Business Development Manager

Jul 03
2017

The Crystal Maizee: leading pet insurance software firm has pawsome #Bringyourdogtoworkday

Aquarium Software has hailed #Bringyourdogtoworkday as a pawsome success. The pet insurance tech specialist opened its doors on 23 June to nine dogs, who had the run of the office for the day, taking over reception duties and even having their own canine board meeting. While Richard O’Brien wasn’t in attendance, the firm was able to have a Crystal Maizee (Springer Spaniel and Cockerpoo respectively) of its own, together with co-stars Coco, Milo, Archie, Teasel, Jazz and Loula, all helping to solve the pet insurance puzzle.

“I’m not sure nine dogs taking over Aquarium Software reduced stress levels as dogs are meant to do, but it was a highly enjoyable day,” said Aquarium’s VP Sales and Marketing, Mark Colonnese. “My own Jack Russel Loula had a great time and all the pets enjoyed meeting each other and the staff, and posing for photos.”

Aquarium is using sponsorship of national Bring Your Dog to Work Day to remind owners of the importance of pet insurance while raising money for Animals Asia and All Dogs Matter. Animals Asia works to end trade in dogs for food in China and Vietnam and prevent the export of "meat dogs" in Asia. All Dogs Matter is a rescue charity, seeking to rehome the UK’s 102,363 unwanted dogs. People can still donate to All Dogs Matter by texting ADMS23 and your amount to 70070.

“As so many of the Aquarium team are pet parents ourselves, working with the pet insurance industry is a labour of love for all of us,” added Colonnese. Bring your dog to work day Aquarium style saw the pets put through their paces; with a stint on reception for one, followed by a board meeting for the leaders of the pack which saw every dog with a job. Of course, it was all a walk in the park for the pooches (literally!) at the end of the day, with a stroll with their respective owners (Aquarium Directors and employees).

Aquarium’s own YouGov research shows 63 per cent of Brits would mourn their pet as deeply as a family member, yet over half of the population don’t have their pets insured and to avoid having to make difficult and costly decisions about treating our pets, pet parents must invest in insurance.