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National Take Your Dog to Work Day is celebrated annually in the United States on the first Friday after Father’s Day. This year it is June 24. The dog has been man’s best friend since prehistoric times when it was domesticated. Since then, they have lived and worked alongside humanity in jobs like hunting, tracking, and guarding. To honor dog companionship, Take Your Dog to Work Day is also celebrated by hundreds of businesses in the United States and other countries.

History and significance

In 1996, Pet Sitters International observed that there were too many cases of people leaving their pets at home during their working day. The organization also realized that the bond between pets and their owners was eroding as millions of dogs entered shelters each year.

Thus, Take Your Dog to Work Day was created by Per Sitters International in 1999, with the aim of helping to re-establish the bond between dogs and their owners, as puppies were allowed in the workplace to solidify the bond. man-animal.

However, that wasn’t the only motivation behind celebrating the day. PSI also marked National Take Your Dog to Work Day to smartly encourage dog adoption. This day offers people the opportunity to interact with dogs and adopt a new best friend.

In the first year, more than 300 companies celebrated the day and that number has continued to grow ever since.

The benefits of taking your dog to work

Take Your Dog to Work Day is a powerful way to improve an owner’s mental health, as well as a dog’s overall health. Surveys and studies show that pets in the workplace significantly reduce stress and anxiety and boost productivity, co-worker relationships and teamwork.

Do’s and Don’ts

  • Make sure your co-workers buy into the idea even if your company has allowed it.
  • Pack all the essentials your pup might need during the day, including treats, towels, toys, and an emergency kit.
  • Groom your dog before taking him to work. You don’t want your dog looking crummy or shedding all over the office on his special day.
  • Try to protect your workspace from dogs, as there are many dangerous objects in an ordinary office that can threaten your dog’s health.
  • Do not bring your dog if you are unsure of its cleanliness and manners, as the dog may cause problems for you and your co-workers.
  • Do not bring your puppy along if he is sick, as he could get worse with all the changes in his environment and spread the disease to other animals.
  • (Edited by : Sudarsanan Mani)


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