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!
Coco is available for adoption at RSPCA Brisbane. She currently spends time in the offices. Ashleigh in Volunteering says, "Such a sweetheart and loves playing with her toys. She is also super affectionate and whenever she is in the office I take her for a midday run through sensory gardens and she does the best zoomies ever!"
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?
This is sweet Rai, he spent some time as an office foster at the RSPCA before being adopted by 97.3FM's Robin Bailey, "He went on to live such a lovely life, we will always remember him."
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!
Are you are planning on taking your dog to work?