What is #BRINGYOURDOGTOWORKDAY
Bring Your Dog To Work Day (as seen on ITV’s This Morning, the Daily Mirror and Waitrose Weekend as well as many other UK national publications) is an annual nationwide event that raises money for charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs. On Friday 21st June 2019, businesses from across the UK will welcome their dog loving employees into the workplace, along with their loyal four-legged companions, all in the name of charity. It’s the sixth national event of its kind and is organised by HOWND®.
Even if you already take your dog to work, you, your businesses or any dog-loving employee can become an official sponsor by making a donation online and uploading your company logo (businesses) or pooch selfie (individuals), on the bringyourdogtoworkday website. All proceeds this year go to dog rescue charity All Dogs Matter, and an international charity Animals Asia. They welcome all businesses from all industries to join in the fun! Why not raise funds for your own charity too, and they will share your event and fundraising activities. Just sign up as a business sponsor, and they will give you a big shout-out!
As well as raising funds for a great cause, Bring Your Dog to Work Day could have some positive benefits for employee productivity and wellbeing. Above all, the day promises to be a lot of fun for all those involved. It’s time to give your dog a job!
Many scientific studies have concluded that the presence of pets can substantially reduce a person’s stress level in the workplace. Increased job satisfaction, team co-operation and morale have all been reported in employees that spend the workday with their pets. Since 2014, the year when they established Bring Your Dog To Work Day, they have witnessed a growing number of businesses across the UK that allow dogs in the workplace.
So in addition to raising funds, Bring Your Dog To Work Day is likely to boost the productivity and happiness of the employees within your company. And it means hundreds if not thousands of pets around the UK can now go to work alongside their humans!
Check out Howie from Lancaster. His role is Chief Welcomer, Play Time Coordinator and Overall Accounting Genius:
and here is Hattie from London. Her role is greeting visitors at reception, joining in meetings and crawling along the carpet, and checking the bins by people’s desks for leftovers:
Meanwhile, over in the States, Gracie is busy office filing: