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June 26th is an extra special day for many – it’s Take Your Dog to Work Day®6! On this day, many take part by bringing their furry companion to their place of work for the day.
Pet Sitters International (PSI) created Take Your Dog to Work Day® in 19997 as a unique way to celebrate the wonderful companions that dogs are and to also promote adoptions.
PSI President and event spokesperson, Beth Stultz-Hairston, said that Take Your Dog to Work Day is an event that has grown over the years.
“While Take Your Dog to Work Day® was a surprising event when it was first celebrated, over the years more and more companies have embraced the idea of having dogs at work.” said Stultz-Hairston. “PSI feels that through the events, non-pet owners are able to witness the special bond their co-workers have with their pets firsthand and be encouraged to adopt a new best friend of their own. Each year, we hear from companies who are using the event to raise money for local animal shelters or pet-rescue groups, and who are able to encourage pet adoptions in a unique way.”
In 2020, with remote working and social distancing policies currently in place, Take Your Dog to Work Day® will rely on virtual ideas that allow companies to celebrate dogs and promote pet adoptions.
Pet Sitters International CEO, Patti Moran, explains, “With creativity and technology, participating companies can still achieve that.”
Here are a few ways you and your place of work can celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day®:
The entire week leading up to Take Your Dog To Work Day, June 22nd through 26th, is Take Your Pet to Work Week®, with Take Your Cat to Work Day® celebrated Monday, June 22. Perhaps more than ever, employees need the joy that animals bring, and with studies clearly showing a much higher level of employee attraction, engagement, and retention, it makes sense to do a trial run!
Will you be celebrating Take Your Dog to Work Day® this year? Even if you are unable to celebrate on June 26th, it’s important to celebrate the message of Take Your Dog To Work Day throughout the year.
Happy Bring Your Dog to Work day®!
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