Some of the stores on the 2021 Best Dealerships To Work For list have gone all-in on introducing four-legged companions to the showroom or sponsoring charitable initiatives to aid animal rescue causes.
Cats and cars? Several dealerships are cool with that concept. BMW of Mobile, in Alabama, adopted a cat named Beemer. Beemer doesn't close deals, but his purring and lounging throughout the store is "instant stress relief" for customers and sales associates alike, according to Scott Davis, the dealership's center operator.
Some stores dub themselves pet-friendly. Friendship Nissan in North Carolina and Friendship Hyundai in Tennessee encourage customers to bring pets with them while they shop or get their vehicles serviced, said Dustin Walters, dealer principal of both stores.