Friday, June 20, 2014

Take your dog to work day

Bonnie inspects sliding tracks and points out that
they should be white since the door is white.
Today is the 16th annual "Take Your Dog to Work" day in the USA and many pet lovers bring their furry friends to workplaces all around the country. The event was started by Pet Sitters International in 1999, and the first year less than 300 businesses participated. This year, over 300,000 visitors have looked at the website.

Whether bringing a dog to work is a good idea or not depends on the workplace, of course. Some environments can be dangerous, but for someone working in an office, bringing a dog to work comes with benefits. Pets lower blood pressure, cheer people up, make a great subject of discussion, and inspire to go for walks.

Some companies encourage bringing pets all around the year, reasoning it makes employees healthier and calmer, which in turns boosts productivity.

What do you think? Is pets in the workplace a good idea? Do you bring yours? Would you bring a pet if you could?

~ Maria Sadowski ~

2 comments:

  1. In Germany, Katie went to work all the time and loved it. Here Mom mostly works from home, so we are there with her, but sometimes she is in the office and some of those times she brings one of us along.

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    1. Working from home is the best - you doggies have such pleading, "Don't leave me" looks. I bet you help very well in the office! =)

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