Did you Take Your Dog to Work on Friday?

Last Friday was Take Your Dog to Work Day in the United States. The event is designed to showcase the benefits that workers and workplaces...

Dr. Eric Barchas  |  Jun 23rd 2008


Last Friday was Take Your Dog to Work Day in the United States. The event is designed to showcase the benefits that workers and workplaces can derive from the presence of well-behaved pets in the office.

An article on MSN about last year’s event pointed out some of the advantages of having furry friends at work.

[M]ore companies are looking into dog-friendly policies because they improve staff morale and camaraderie and encourage employees to work longer hours. People will stay longer if they dont have to leave to let their dog out, [the co-founder of dogfriendly.com] said.

As a pet lover, I agree that having a dog (or cat) at work makes the day go better. Fortunately for me, pets are quite common at veterinary hospitals!

Although dog lovers won’t need to be convinced that Take Your Dog to Work Day is a great idea, it is important to remember that some people are allergic to or afraid of dogs. Dogs that go to work should be calm, free of parasites, and well controlled.

You can click on the link in the first paragraph for more information about the event. 2009’s Take Your Dog to Work Day is only a year away!