I am currently working at a tech place that allows workers to bring their dogs. Besides thinking this is in theory a nice work perk, the reality is that not everyone is a dog person, plus I have allergies. I like to stay focused on my work and there are always dogs running around and rubbing up against me and wanting to be pet. I realize that in our society, not being a dog person is supposed to be a negative thing, but in general I like to separate my business and personal life and think this business model takes it too far. Even during the job interview they brought a dog in the small room alone with us and it was really unprofessional. I get it, companies are trying to be hip and cool, but there is still a time and place and a workspace that is productive is made less so by an animal constantly interrupting, even in an interview. I'm sure the responses I will get are 'put up with it' if you want to be there, but given that it isn't a line of business that involves pets or animals, I find it really out of place and unusual and I'm very good at my job and don't think I should be excluded from the role because I'm not into dogs. My question is - given that I do work there and am a fan of the work I do, should I make it known that I am not a dog person? Or if not that, maybe allude to the fact that it's not exactly my thing, in a way that won't be offensive to them but will also allow others to lower their expectations about how engaged I am supposed to be in their dogs? How?