Do you work in a dog friendly environment? We have all heard the phrase “working like a dog” but on June 26 it’s actually Take Your Dog to Work Day, an event sponsored by Pet Sitters International for more than 18 years. Why?
First, it raises awareness for the adoption of homeless animals. Additionally, research has shown that pets in the workplace bring many benefits including a reduction in stress and blood pressure, improvement in employee morale and motivation, lower absenteeism rates, improved relationships among co-workers, and a dose of comic release. More and more companies are allowing dogs in the workplace – in fact, about 1.4 million owners take some 2.3 million dogs to work every day, according to an American Pet Products Association survey.