This is in honour for International Take Your Dog to Work Day® (created by Pet Sitters International) – a day which aims to celebrate the love and friendship dogs that provide and encourage adoption. Having dogs in an office can be a positive experience in the working environment for both you, and your furry companions!
"Sweet Rai during his time in our office before being adopted by Robyn Bailey. He went on to live such a lovely life, we will always remember him." "Adorable Noah enjoying time out in our offices with lap sits."
Having your dog in the office with you is a great way to boost productivity and communication. By having an employee’s best furry friend close by you can increase team morale and colleague bonding. Let’s be honest, in every office there are people who don’t see eye-to-eye… except when it comes to patting and treating adorable pooches! Having dogs in the workplace can create great conversation starters and improve communication.
We all know the feeling of a ruff day, but did you know that scientific research indicates that having dogs in the workplace help employees to de-stress? Stroking a dog’s fur lowers blood pressure, purring cats also have a similar effect.
If you can’t bring your dog to work but want to help other homeless pets, perhaps your workplace can donate to the RSPCA to help animals in their care find the purrfect furrever home?
There are plenty of benefits to having your pooch in the office but there are also rules to remember when taking them into the office. Here are just some of our Top Tips:
- Firstly, your dog should be socialised with other dogs and people.
- Check that no one at your workplace is allergic to dogs and discuss with them if bringing your dog to work would adversely impact their health.
- Some work environments may not be appropriate or safe for dogs, so it is important to find this out in advance!
- Don’t forget to pack your companion’s essentials for a day out!
Learn more on how to keep your dog safe and happy on Take Your Dog to Work Day here.
Are you are planning on taking your dog to work?