Rocco gets ready for Take Your Dog to Work Day! The event is always celebrated the Friday after Father's Day, making this Friday the day to take your dog to work! The annual event was created in 1999 by Pet Sitters International to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage pet adoption.
My home office will be open for business this Friday and you can bet that Rocco will be right there with me! Employers are also encourage to open up their workplace to pets on this special day. And while my past employees wouldn't participate (boooooo!) there are lots of companies who do, and some who are pet friendly year-round!
Fifteen years ago, Nestlé Purina recognized the benefits of allowing employees to bring their pets to work and started a “Pets at Work” program. Purina is encouraging folks to tweet working pet photos using hashtag #PetsAtWork this Friday and this year they also are working with celeb dog-lover Julianne Hough to spread the word on the benefits of a pet-friendly workplace.
Purina also shares tips on making your office pet-friendly at www.petsatwork.com.
If your business is a new or proven dog-friendly practitioner—consider entering Bark’s Best Places to Work presented by Zuke’s. The Bark is searching for the most dog-friendly workplaces in America. Three winning companies will be featured in Bark’s Winter 2013 issue and each of their office pups will receive a year’s worth of Zuke’s dog treats! Contest details, rules and entry form are available here: http://thebark.com/content/barks-best-places-work
I think there's nothing better than working in a pet-friendly environment. Will you be taking your pet to work this Friday? Does your employer allow pets every day?