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Working-Class Dog

Open dog policies are good for business.

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This story appears in the September 1998 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Tim Smith knew he didn't want to play by corporate America's rules when he launched his San Francisco-based interactive design and production company five years ago. How is he rebelling? For starters, his Red Sky Interactive--a firm that's worked with high-profile clients like Nike, Hewlett-Packard and Lands' End--allows employees to take their dogs to work with them. Here's how canines play in Red Sky country:

Dear Abby: "She's the co-founder," says Smith, 39, of his ultra-friendly Rottweiler, Abby. "She's never been paid, but I'm working on that."

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