Today is “Take Your Dog To Work Day” (TYDTWDay), created by Pet Sitters International in 1999. It’s a campaign to encourage workplaces to open their doors to employees’ 4 legged friends for a Summer FUN Friday. Bringing them celebrates the great companionship dogs make and promotes adoptions from local shelters, humans societies and rescue groups.
What a PAWsome campaign. Nowadays, many workplaces welcome and understand the importance of having pets as a part of their working environment.
Nestle Purina (based in St, Louis) has won and been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work. Fifteen years ago, Nestle Purina , whose motto is “Your Pet, Our Passion”, recognized the benefits of allowing employees to bring their pets to work.
Nestle Purina started a “Pets At Work” (PAW) and wants to encourage other companies to embrace their “Pets At Work”movement. They believe having pets walking through the offices every day makes for a warmer, friendlier environment and helps with the company’s productivity.
Welcoming pets in the workplace is good for business. If you/your company wants to partake in PAW movement/program, Purina provides five simple suggestions for pet owners to help create a welcoming, pet-friendly program at their workplace. For more information, visit PetsAtWork.
I was fortunate that when I was a young pup, I got to go to mom’s work( Friday once a month). For the past years, both my peeps work at home. They have created a special place for me to hangout while they work. I have a comfy bed, stuffy toys to play with and most importantly have tasty Kong treats in my dispenser.
Is your workplace pet-friendly?
What are the benefits of having pets in the workplace?
According to the Center for Disease Control,
having pets can help reduce blood pressure, decrease loneliness, help to lower cholesterol levels and encourage physical activity. The better an employee feels on a regular basis, the more they are able to stay focused and produce quality work.
Mom said, today is a “special” Pets At Work and she’ll have a surprise “lunch trip”
I can’t wait for lunch time …
if you follow me on FB and Twitter you’ll find out where mom will take me.
I’ll be wearing my bow tie when we go for our “lunch trip”. This is the same bow tie on my Father’s Day: Girls BowTie too post. My tie is made of the same material as the bow tie. Many of you asked for the DIY. We will share it on our Thursday, 6/27 post.
Hope you got to take your dog(s) to your work today.
Oh! Did you know there’s a TYDTWDay Song, Click Here!
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs