take your dog to work day dog at officeAre you going to participate in Take Your Dog to Work Day®? Pet-friendly workplaces are growing in number, and now include Google, Mashable, Etsy and even Ben & Jerry’s. Pet Sitters International (PSI) created Take Your Dog To Work Day® in 1999, initially, the event met with resistance from employers, but more and more often it is becoming an event where employers welcome dogs in the office, even if just for one day.

A Society for Human Resource Management survey found that 8 percent of  U.S. workplaces now allow employees to bring pets to work, an increase from 5% .  Companies are joining the pet-friendly work environment movement especially as they hope to attract millennials workers.

Many companies that participate in Take Your Dog To Work Day® involve their local animal shelter to offer employees the opportunity to learn about pet adoption.

Take Your Dog to Work Day® Benefits to Companies:

  • increase community involvement.
  • establish new community ties by partnering with a local animal shelter, rescue group, humane society and/or professional pet sitter to organize the event.
  • show employees you care about the role pets play in their lives.
  • provide a low-cost “pet perk” to employees at a time when many companies have been forced to decrease bene ts.
  • garner positive media attention.
  • most importantly, support an important cause—pet adoption!

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Greta Jenkins

Greta Jenkins

Greta Jenkins is a writer mom, nurse and a community volunteer. She is the author of various articles about home and family life and has been featured in parenting magazines and newspapers.
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