Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday office humor: Take Your Dog to Work Day

First we were taking our daughters to work, then it was expanded to every kid, now there’s a movement to bring our pooches to the office.

Next Friday, June 20, 2008 is Take Your Dog to Work Day, sponsored by Pet Sitters International. They even have a theme song.

Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWDay), first celebrated 10 years ago, was created to “celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs.”

“This annual event encourages employers to experience the value of pets in their
workplace for this one special day to promote pet adoptions.”

Pets in the workplace give a boost to employee morale, productivity and sales, according to Pet Sitters. A 2006 APPMA survey indicated that one in five companies allow pets in the workplace and that millions of employees felt that pets in the workplace led to a more creative environment, decreased absenteeism, improved productivity and helped co-workers bond.

Whether you want to encourage employee wellness or just want to hang out with your dog at work, give Take Your Dog to Work Day a try and let us know how it goes.

2 comments:

RG PetComm said...

The Take Your Dog to Work Day message is a good one: Pets are an important part of our lives, and there are plenty of perfectly obedient, beautiful dogs that die every day in shelters because they are homeless.

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