Bring Your Dog to Work Day
We are an official partner of Bring Your Dog to Work Day again this year so all proceeds will be split with us and brilliant charity Animals Asia. You can get involved by asking your employer to become an official campaign sponsor and encourage your colleagues to bring their pooches into work for the day. In return for a minimum donation of £100, your company’s logo and a link to your website will be displayed on Bring Your Dog to Work Day’s homepage. For more info click here.
Top Tips On How To Bring Your Dog To Work
Canine co-working is taking off and more businesses in UK and around the world are becoming dog friendly as they welcome well-behaved pooches into the office. Last year thousands of dogs took part in the annual Bring Your Dog To Work Day and more dogs are accompanying their owners to work throughout the year.
Taking a dog to the office can be very enriching for dogs as well as the staff in the office and since its launch in 2014 Bring Your Dog To Work Day has grown in popularity with lots of celebrities and large organisations getting involved as everyone benefits from having their four legged best friends with them during the working day.
This pupular day out always trends at number 1 on social media – it’s a great day out and our hall of fame on our website is packed with some pawsome pictures of dogs having a lovely time at work with their owners. Make sure you sign up now, get your company to sponsor your workplace for £100 that will go to All Dogs Matter, Animals Asia, or to the charity of your choice, then you can donate a small amount to bring your dog in and post your picture on our website which we will repost on social media.
If you are taking your dog to work on June 21st for Bring Your Dog To Work Day to have are some essential tips on how to make it a memorable day for all.
- Puppies in the office are cute but while they might be housebroken at home it might not be the same at work – take care!
- Take into account your dog’s personality – are they people dogs, friendly or reserved? If they are shy or not that friendly warn colleagues, like people some dogs can be overwhelmed by attention and too much petting. Sometimes it can be a good idea to put a cute jacket or jaunty bandana on a nervous dog and tell your colleagues to be cautious with the dog with the bandana.
- If you are going into a lift – check with the people on board before you get in the lift if they are nervous or ok with dogs
- Even if you dog is not a chewer at home the office cables might be irresistible – bring lots of chew toys to distract them from having a nibble on interesting looking wires
- Take them out for plenty of breaks but don’t let colleagues take your precious pooch out without you unless they know each other very well
- Keep them occupied, and while filing or data entry might be out of the question some puzzle toys to stimulate their brains will keep them busy at their desks – they might become an invaluable member of staff
- It might be a good idea to bring their bed in for the day so there is somewhere that feels familiar and it will encourage them to have a rest after all the initial excitement has died down.
Have fun – who knows, Bring Your Dog To Work Day could be the start of your dog becoming a more permanent fixture in your workplace.