I have always been fortunate enough to work at small companies where having animals in the work area has not been discouraged. At one company I had a betta fish in a small 5 gallon tank on my desk. Most companies encouraged their workers to make their work area feel like home. Most employees had pictures of family posted but a few of us had calendars with our favorite animals. Can you guess that mine was always a horse calendar?
I find that most office supply places do not cater to animal lovers. Their selection of stuff for the office or work areas are mostly flowery or just plain solid colors….boring. Instead, I had to shop here and there to get what I wanted around me in my work space.