Friday, June 21, 2013

Take your dog to work day

Take Your Dog to Work Day started in 1999, and has become the longest running online pet-adoption campaign. It takes place on June 21st, and reaches tens of thousands of people and pets.

Mila, PlexiDor office dog

The website prweb.com mentions that barely 300 companies participated the first year. In 2012, more than 360,000 visitors went to www.takeyourdog.com to learn more about joining in.

So, what is this all about? Takeyourdog.com writes, "First celebrated in 1999, Pet Sitters International's Take Your Dog To Work Day® (TYDTWDay®) was created to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. This annual event asks pet lovers to celebrate the humane-canine bond and promote pet adoption by encouraging their employers to support TYDTWDay. Employers are encouraged to open their workplace to employees' four-legged friends on this one special day."

It's a fun event, based on a good cause. To learn more, visit Take Your Dog to Work's website, Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter!

Here at PlexiDor, we have our hard working office dog Mila, and she comes to work almost every day - not just once a year. She has important tasks as product tester and wellness ambassador. She definitely has a positive impact on the work environment and lessens stress.

2 comments:

  1. I wish I worked at a company that allowed us to bring in our dogs. This is one of the many reasons why I work so hard at blogging; I want to work from home. I'm so looking forward to that day!

    Until then, I'll just take the day off and work from home that day.

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  2. I'm right there with you. ;-) I've always wanted to work from home, but I'm not quite there yet.

    I wish I could bring my dogs here more, but they don't get along with Mila, and since she's here every day mine get to stay at home. They don't think it's fair, but it is what it is. LOL. I sneak them in when I know everyone else is away. XD

    Thank you for coming over! =D

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