This week is Take Your Pet To Work Week, while Friday is designated specifically to “go to the dogs.” Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWDay) has been around since 1999, started by Pet Sitters International.
I’m incredibly fortunate that I get to share my office space every day with my cat Seren(dipity) and Magic-dog. When I’m having a particularly hectic day, getting a purr fix, or doggy wag of encouragement does wonders. Surveys indicate that one in five companies allow pets in the workplace. People who bring their pets actually work longer hours! You can get started on this pet-revolution this Friday.
TYDTWDay was created to spotlight what terrific companions dogs are, and encourage adoptions. The annual event encourages employers to experience the benefits and value of pets in the workplace, and to support and celebrate the pet community. Pet Sitters, animal shelters, and business of all kinds join in this fur-tastic week long and dog-centric Friday event.
Is your boss reluctant? Your work will IMPROVE if you bring your dog! Read more about it here.
For more tips how to convince your boss, set up a program, and celebration ideas, go here. Now excuse me…I’ve got to go consult with my furry office mates.
What about you? do you get to take your fur-kids to work with you? Are there businesses in your local that include pets? I gotta say, it would be OH-so-much less stressful to have a cat in my lap when I visit the dentist, for instance.
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