I love any business that has an office pet - the local UPS Store has a great big black lab behind the counter. A bead shop has a lovely cream-colored kitty that meanders around. A print shop I applied at had a kitty walking around - and it took me considerably longer to fill out the application because Kitty kept laying on the application.
Recently I got to visit an ad agency with my class and the first thing I saw was their office kitty. I could tell he was no spring chicken, but such a social and friendly cat and he hopped right up in my lap and threw himself on me like he'd known me for years. Later, I learned that the agency has had this cat since they started up 16 years ago, and Kitty was an adult when they first got him, so he's probably about 20 years old, maybe older (the people at the agency aren't sure since they didn't know his age when they got him)! I was amazed that he could still hop up and generally be active. Obviously his age does not slow him down.
Unfortunately, office pets also run the risk of being killed because of stupid people. The local thrift store used to have a gorgeous fluffy black kitty that slept on the furniture and was friendly with customers. But he did not like his belly touched. I found this out when I did just that and he gave me a little nip on my hand - nothing that broke the skin, but just a, "Hey don't do that" kind of a thing. Then he went right back to nuzzling my hand, so it was obviously not an aggressive gesture and I understood this. I've been around cats that don't like their bellies rubbed and warning nips/scratches are common. Sadly, he did the same to another customer and because this person threw a tantrum about it, this completely innocent cat was put to sleep.
Do any businesses you've ever been to have office pets? I find such places very hard