Take your dog to work day 2019 happens on Friday June 21st which is a week away from now. It was first established in 2014 and has since been featured on popular television shows such as ITV’s This Morning. This annual nationwide event sees people all around the country bringing their furry friend along to work with them. How fab!
History of Take Your Dog To Work Day
In 1996, Pet Sitters international came to the conclusion that there were far too many instances of people leaving their dogs at home while they went out to work. It can often be lonely and quite boring for a dog to be stuck inside all day on their own. Not to mention unfair as well. So with that in mind, Take Your Dog To Work Day was developed as an attempt to help restore puppies to the workplace and help people understand the human-animal bond.
The aims of take your dog to work day
- Raises awareness for the welfare of dogs
- Seeks to help educate others on the importance of saving dogs from rescue shelters and the streets
- Aims to raise money for charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs
- Help people understand the human-animal bond
- Restoring that extra little bit of happiness in the workplace
Commonly know as man’s best friend, dogs provide us with an abundance of happiness and companionship. There are so many different breeds of dog, different sizes, personalities and temperaments. But we love them all! We just can’t say no to those puppy dog eyes they love to give us.
Dogs are a huge source of emotional support for humans. It doesn’t matter what kind of day you’ve had, the best or the worst. They will be there to comfort you in times of sadness, and get excited with you for celebrations. The best thing is they will love you unconditionally. They are intelligent and can often sense your mood, knowing exactly what to do about it.
Dogs are one of the nation’s most loved pets and it’s no wonder why. They come with plenty of perks, including a variety of health benefits such as reduces stress levels. Owning a pet makes people feel a lot happier and improves their overall quality of life. Having a dog also encourages exercise, and getting out and about that little bit more.
Additionally, dogs act as a social lubricant, increasing the ease and frequency of conversations between friends, colleagues and strangers. Plus, the more time you spend with your dog and the more places and people you see will lead to a positive conditioning effect. Your dog will be more relaxed and better socialised overall. So it’s not just you who benefits, it’s your dog too 🐶💙
Benefits of getting involved
As well as raising funds for charity, Take Your Dog to Work Day can be hugely beneficial for employee productivity and wellbeing. We all know how stressful work can be at times. Simply having our furry friend by our side can work wonders.
Above all, the day promises to be a lot of fun for all those involved. Your dog will love meeting new people and other dogs as no doubt there will be a few colleagues with dogs too. It’s sure to be a very exciting day out.
So if you have a dog, why not join in? Visit the Bring Your Dog To Work Day website to get involved and you can even enter your pup into the hall of fame! Famous at last! Ha ha 🐾 If you do this you can also be in with the chance of winning a fantastic prize. Follow this competition link for more details.