This Friday is Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWDay), an event created in 1999 by Pet Sitters International to celebrate dogs and to encourage adoption. Because there are times when Friday won’t work but another day would – and to allow for the cats as well – we also have Take Your Dog to Work Week. (Or cat, rabbit, ferret, fish, bearded dragon…) This is a great way to highlight how great our pets are, how wonderful adoption is, and how cool it would be to be able to work with your pets around all the time.
I once had the privilege of working with office cats, and it was the coolest job because of that. It’s amazing how much pets can lift our spirits, soothe our souls, put a smile on our faces. And that’s exactly the kind of thing that makes adoption so special! By having our pets with us at work for at least one day out of the year, we’re able to demonstrate to others how great pets can be.
Pet Sitters International offers tips for arranging TYDTWDay at your business, you can download these from the PSI website. Employers are encouraged to consider participating in this yearly event.
|Click to listen to TYDTW song|
So this week, see if your employer will allow you to bring your pet to work at least one day. Even if you aren’t able to, though, you can still share with your coworkers a few photos and stories about your pet – and the message about the importance of adopting a pet.
What will you do to celebrate with your pet this week?