People across the UK are being asked to bring their pooches into work on Friday, 21st of June. And it's not just for fun - it's all about raising money for two animal welfare charities.
By Published on 14 Jun 2019
Bring your Dog to Work Day is set for 21st June, although you'll still need permission from the boss before your dog goes walkies through the workplace.
Dogs are good for business
And if your boss is one of those very odd people who doesn't like dogs, then remind them that having a pooch around is good for business.
Jo Amit is the founder and organiser of the event. He said:
"Many scientific studies have concluded that the presence of pets can substantially reduce a person’s stress level in the workplace."
Volunteers on the study also reported increased levels of job satisfaction, team cooperation, and staff morale. More research by the International Journal of Workplace Health Management found the sight of a pooch wandering through the office lead to a higher sense of well-being in the majority of employees, including those who don't have a dog of their own!
Jo continued to say:
"So in addition to raising funds for animal welfare charities, Bring Your Dog To Work Day is likely to boost the productivity and happiness of the employees within your company."
Pets win prizes
Anyone who donates £10 enters into a prize draw and could win a £100 worth of human and doggy treats. You'll also get a chance to see your dog's cute face entered into the Dog with a Job Hall of Fame.
All Dogs Matter rescues over 400 dogs every year in London, while Animals Asia works tirelessly to improve the lives of our four-legged, furry friends in China and Vietnam.