Take your dog to work day was created by Pet Sitters International and celebrates the great companions dogs make and encourages adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups and humane societies.
For me “take your dog to work day” is every day as I am working from home 😊
But if you are back to your usual work routine, you may suggest to your boss to bring dogs to work on this day. And if you are the boss, even better! Make it mandatory, lol!
But why not make “take your dog day” any day of the year? Or once you’re back to work, you can make it a weekly or even daily thing?
Here are 5 benefits that can help you to make your point at work:
If you are an introvert like me, a dog is the best icebreaker ever!! And there is always something to talk about with a fellow dog owner.
GET POINTS FOR WORKING LONGER
This one your boss will l-o-v-e!!! If your dog is with you at work, you don’t have to rush home to take him out and you’re also not stressing about what he or she is doing. So you can work for longer…
There are many benefits to bringing your dog to work. According to some studies, keeping a dog in the office is an instant stress reliever, which helps to encourage production of the stress-reducing hormone oxytocin and decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Creativity just flows when you’re not stressing. Because your dog is with you, you’ve subconsciously lowered your stress levels allowing you to fully concentrate. You can focus better and tap into your inner genius!
If your dog is very young, or sick, or misbehaving, has separation anxiety, or is an elderly pensioner… leaving him or her home alone for longer periods of time can be stressful and worrying. You may worry about what your pup is destroying, or if he is feeling lonely or in pain and uncomfortable. But bringing your dog to work means you can keep your eyes on your dog all day long. And your dog will be happier after spending the day with you.
Our friends from HOWNDS are organising an interesting charitable event about this day tomorrow, and you can join live.
This is what Jo Amit, founder of HOWND said:
“This year “Take your dog to work day” is about staying at home and joining in the fun LIVE. We have 5 incredible streamed events lined up for Friday June 26th from 8am-5pm which you can purchase tickets for on Eventbrite – ALL THE MONEY RAISED is going to All Dogs Matter Animals Asia. For the first time ever online, you can watch the peaceful rescued Moon Bears at Animals Asia’s sanctuary in Chengdu, China (£33) or enter your dog into one of 4 celebrity judged dog shows (£10 per entry). Tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/30PwbsT . Thank you x
Ps. You can join in from overseas too!”
Love, Jitka xx