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Friday Is Take Your Dog To Work Day

Tomorrow is the 10th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day, dog owners are encouraged to bring their pups with them to the office. This...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Jun 25th 2009


Tomorrow is the 10th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day, dog owners are encouraged to bring their pups with them to the office. This isn’t really an official holiday so before you pack Fido’s lunch bag you may want to check with your boss.

The day “was created to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption” by letting nonowners witness the bond between dog and man, says a Web site promoting the occasion.

“In today’s economy, pet adoption is the most eco-friendly and budget-conscious option for finding your next four-legged best friend,” said Patti Moran, president of Pet Sitters International, which came up with the event.

Thousands of small and midsize companies are expected to participate, said Moran, as well as some large ones, like Johnson & Johnson and Disney.

New Yorkers who’ve done it in past years say the day’s great fun – so much fun, in fact, that a few have even taken to doing it much more often.

Tina Park, 30, of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, works as a designer at the Chelsea offices of Johnson & Johnson and brings her Yorkie-Terrier mix, Gangang, 2, there every day.

“It’s very therapeutic to come over and pet him, and it’s good for the dog,” she said. “He’s the office stress-reliever.”

Since I work from home every day is take your dog to work day. Are there any Dogsters out there that are planning on taking their pups with them to the office? Or have done so in the past?

If you share your working dog story you’ll be entered to win 50 zealies. Don’t be shy, give me a bark.

*”Here I am at the News desk of Daddy’s work waiting to report the latest breaking news,” Sophie Bean.