Take Your Dog to Work Day is June 24. Pet Sitters International, the event creator, offers a free guide to celebrating at work — including how to convince your boss to let your pets come to the office.
What are the benefits of Take Your Dog to Work Day?
Studies show that dogs in the workplace increase productivity and creativity for all employees, explains Beth Stultz, national spokesperson for Take Your Dog to Work Day. “Surveys also indicate that employees credit dogs in the workplace for decreased absenteeism and improved co-worker relationships and teamwork,” she says.
My boss doesn’t allow dogs at work-what can I do to bring my dogs into the office?
Communicate with your boss and explain the benefits of dog friendly jobs. Employees, particularly those who have never allowed pets at work before, may be apprehensive to celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day, says Beth, but explaining how dog friendly jobs can improve office morale may convince your boss to try it out.
Here are some ideas to get TYDTW Day started at your office in 2022:
- Share your idea and the free guide with your boss or human resources: petsit.com/toolkit
- Choose an event coordinator. You might need a committee, or you might simply appoint one staff member as lead organizer.
- Decide how to celebrate. Some companies simply allow employees to bring their dogs to work. Others host elaborate celebrations.
Tell us: Does your company allow pets at work? Does your company celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day?
Thumbnail: Photography courtesy Melissa L. Kauffman.
This piece was originally published on June 24, 2016.