Attention, pet owners: tomorrow, June 25, is Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTW Day). The day was first celebrated in 1999 to not only honor the important role that man’s best friend plays in the lives of their human companions but also to bring attention to pet adoption. Pet adoption through humane societies, animal shelters, and breed rescue clubs literally saves lives by providing a safe and loving environment to homeless and abused pets.
Pet Sitters International is encouraging business owners across the country to open their doors to their employee’s four-legged friends and GO FURRY on June 25. To help facilitate the process, interested companies can sign up at the official Take Your Dog to Work Day website and download an action pack and Waggy Deals savings guide. There you can learn how to celebrate the day at your place of business, and also how to prepare your dog for a visit to the office.
While such a visit may be fun and exciting for your pooch, it can also boost your performance on the job. According to Pet Sitters International, pets in the workplace are associated with increased employee morale and productivity. A happy employee is a productive employee, and a productive employee is a successful employee.
Unfortunately not everyone works for a company that allows pets on the premises. If you’re working at one of these companies but want to take part in the spirit of Take Your Dog to Work Day and help raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption, you can bring in a photo of your dog and proudly display it. Whenever anyone asks you about your cute pooch, use that as an opportunity to discuss Take Your Dog to Work Day and pet adoption through humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs.
If you’re still not convinced that signing up for Take Your Dog to Work Day is a good idea, watch this video about 10 compelling reasons to participate.