For some Californians, it's bring your dog to work day every day

Dogs are going to work in California, literally, as more and more tech companies are encouraging employees to bring their pups to the office.

At Gumgum, founder and CEO Ophir Tanz's American Eskimo dog greets employees when they arrive at the office.

He says allowing dogs at work can boost productivity, relieve stress and improve the working environment.

"I think this could be a high stress, very high paced environment and it just kind of takes the edge off. For just people to go for walks over the course of the day and to sort of sit down and just pet the dog, there's something about it which is just kind of gratifying and fun and we want to create a great work environment," said Tanz.

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Founder and CEO Jessica Genet, 29, sits in her office with her dog Flexo at the Lumi office in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 1, 2017.

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Kyle Fresques, 27, sits at his desk with his dog at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Head of International Development Greg Pritchard, 36, sits at his desk with his Shih Tzu Miles at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Product Manager Merrill Bajana, 26, sits at her desk with her dog Roger at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017.

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Head of International Development Greg Pritchard, 36, sits at his desk with his Shih Tzu Miles at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

A dog sits under a desk at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017.

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Alyssa Young, 26, (L) and Kyle Fresques, 27, sit at their desks at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017.

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Founder and CEO Jessica Genet, 29, plays with her dog Flexo at the Lumi office in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 1, 2017.

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Shih Tzu Miles sits in the office of owner Head of International Development Greg Pritchard, 36, at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Shih Tzu Miles sits in the office of owner Head of International Development Greg Pritchard, 36, at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Kyle Fresques, 27, sits at his desk with his dog at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Scott Wharton, 28, waits for the elevator with his dog Finley at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Alyssa Young, 26, (L) and Kyle Fresques, 27, sit at their desks at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017.

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Director of Web Engineering Keith Rives, 28, sits at his desk with his golden retriever Louise at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017.

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Head of International Development Greg Pritchard, 36, sits at his desk with his Shih Tzu Miles at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017.

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

GumGum CEO and founder Ophir Tanz (R) holds his dog as he chats with an investor at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Director of Web Engineering Keith Rives, 28, sits at his desk with his golden retriever Louise at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

A golden retriever called Louise sits at the foot of her owner's desk at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Scott Wharton, 28, sits at his desk with his dog Finley at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

A dog called Felicity sits in the office of her owner, President and COO Phil Schrader, 40, at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

A dog sits next to a desk at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Kristin Rivait, 26, sits at her desk with her dog Simba at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Melissa Rasak, 28, sits at her desk with her dog Luna at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. Pictu

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A dog sits behind desks at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

GumGum CEO and founder Ophir Tanz (R) holds his dog as he chats with an investor at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

A dog clean-up kit is seen at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer Sash Catanzarite, 30, makes coffee at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017.

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Chief Magic Officer Ben Plomion holds a dog at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017.

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Caroline Devine, 30, pets her dog at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

A dog walks past the reception desk at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017.

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

President and COO Phil Schrader, 40, sits in his office with his dog Felicity at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

A dog walks past the reception desk at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Director of Web Engineering Keith Rives, 28, sits at his desk with his golden retriever Louise at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

The Tradesy reception area is seen in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Tradesy CEO and founder Tracy DiNunzio, 38, works next to her dog Fiona Applepants at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Morgan Wynn, 29, sits with her dog Shredder at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Fiona Applepants, dog of Tradesy CEO and founder Tracy DiNunzio, 38, sits next to a computer at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Founder and CEO Jessica Genet, 29, sits in her office with her dog Flexo at the Lumi office in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Tradesy CEO and founder Tracy DiNunzio, 38, works next to her dog Fiona Applepants at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Kristin Rivait, 26, sits at her desk with her dog Simba at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Fiona Applepants, dog of Tradesy CEO and founder Tracy DiNunzio, 38, sits next to a computer at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer Sash Catanzarite, 30, (R) sits at his desk with his dog at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Taylor Pozen, 26, works with her dog Rari at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Taylor Pozen, 26, works with her dog Rari at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Founder and CEO Jessica Genet, 29, sits with her dog Flexo at the Lumi office in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer Sash Catanzarite, 30, (R) sits at his desk with his dog at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Dogs are seen at the Lumi office in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Tradesy employee Caroline Devine, 30, walks a dog outside the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Taylor Pozen, 26, works with her dog Rari at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

A dog sits next to a woman working at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Dogs are seen at the Lumi office in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer Sash Catanzarite, 30, (R) sits at his desk with his dog at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017.

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Founder and CEO Jessica Genet, 29, walks with her dog Flexo through the Lumi office in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Founder and CEO Jessica Genet, 29, walks with her dog Flexo through the Lumi office in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

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GumGum's pet policy is open only to dogs but Tanz says it could be expanded to include cats and other animals in the future - if they can get permission.

"We spend more time probably negotiating the dog component of our lease with the landlord than anything else," Tanz added.

At online fashion marketplace Tradesy, the integration of dogs is a win for employees and employers, says CEO Tracy DiNunzio.

"Our employees like being able to bring their dogs to work and it benefits our business. Our employees work longer hours because they've got their furry friends here. In a startup environment where everyone is working hard and the work can be stressful, it's really nice to have the ability to go pet a dog when you take a break," said DiNunzio.

So forget the laptop - the latest work accessory is a lap dog.

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