—How’s my tie looking?
Tomorrow, June 22, is “Take Your Dog To Work Day,” an annual event created by Pet Sitters International in 1999.
Recently, DDY’s director of off-leash development began taking Mason to his other job a couple times a week. There’s no official dog policy in his office so he figured he’d just give it try and see what happened. Well, Mason has fit right in. One of the administrative assistants even made him his own nameplate for his desk (that would be the floor beneath my husband’s desk). And a co-worker has started bringing his Dachshund to the office so now Mason has someone to take meetings with!
While all workplaces aren’t suitable for dogs and not all dogs are suitable for workplaces, I absolutely applaud dog-friendly offices. I’m lucky enough to work part time in one and when the day gets stressful, I often seek out a four-legger. After some pets and a little conversation, things always looks brighter.
You can find lots of information about “Take Your Dog To Work Day” at the event’s site here. I appreciate that organizers are promoting pet adoption as part of the festivities—see details here. And if your dog will be making his office debut tomorrow, find seven tips for “Good Planning + Good Dog = A Good Day” here.
—Mason’s briefcase contains very important snacks, I mean documents!
If you’re in San Diego, New York or Miami at quitting time you and your dog can blow off some steam at pet expert Arden Moore’s National Dog Party Day events. The parties will benefit animal charities in each of the three cities! Find details here.