Take Your Dog to Work Day!

6/21/2010:

Hoboken411 is luckyevery day is “take your dog to work day!” But for those less fortunate – read on about this fun annual event taking place all over the country – on Friday, June 25th!

What is TYDTWDay?

First celebrated in 1999, Take Your Dog To Work Day was created to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. This annual event asks pet lovers to celebrate the humane-canine bond and promote pet adoption by encouraging their employers to support TYDTWDay by opening their workplace to employees’ four-legged friends on this one special day.

GO FURRY to promote pet adoption on Friday, June 25

On Friday June 25, 2010, businesses, animal shelters and pet-care professionals from around the world will work together to better the lives of shelter dogs everywhere. Thousands of businesses will GO FURRY to promote pet adoption by opening their doors to employees’ furry, four-legged friends on this day in celebration of the great companions dogs make.

Pet Sitters International invites your business to GO FURRY to support homeless pets in your community:

  • Register your support and download the 2010 action pack and Waggy Deals™ savings.
  • Explore ideas for hosting a TYDTWDay celebration at your workplace.
  • Read training tips to prepare your dog for his or her office debut.

We are asking every business–great and small–to become a true friend of the canine community by helping Pet Sitters International promote pet adoptions in a positive and proactive way! Explore our site to learn how you can participate, register your business and spread the word!

ere are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions PSI receives from businesses and employees wishing to take part in Take Your Dog To Work Day.
What is Take Your Dog To Work Day® and what is its purpose?
Take Your Dog To Work Day was created by Pet Sitters International to celebrate the great companions dogs make. This annual event encourages employers to experience the value of pets in the workplace, even if just for one day! Ultimately, it’s about encouraging pet adoptions from shelters, humane societies and rescue groups.

Read Frequently Asked Questions – After the Jump!

How does this day encourage adoptions?

PSI and our official dog day sponsors believe that through TYDTWDay, people without dogs will see the loving bond their co-workers have with their pets and will consider adopting orphaned pets for their own.

When is this year’s event?

Take Your Dog To Work Day is always held on the Friday following Father’s Day. PSI’s 2010 event will mark TYDTWDay’s 12th celebration and will take place Friday, June 25.

Who created the event and why?

Pet Sitters International created TYDTWDay in 1999 as an opportunity to give back to the animal community. Our members make a living caring for animals and it is our philosophy that every pet should be a wanted pet, with a pet sitter to care for him or her.

Why should an employer want to be a part of this dog day?

Studies show that pets in the workplace boost employee morale, productivity and even sales! TYDTWDay is a great public relations opportunity and lots of fun! Participation in TYDTWDay helps save the lives of homeless shelter animals in your area and around the world!

Licensing and sponsorship opportunities

We hope everyone participates in TYDTWDay and helps to spread the word about it. If you do, thanks! And please do it the right way: focus on the fun employees and employers have, celebrate the value of pets in the workplace, and encourage pet adoptions. Please get our permission before using TYDTWDay events to advertise or promote specific products or services offered by your company. If you’re interested in that, we’d love to hear from you, and we’ll be happy to fill you in on licensing and sponsorship opportunities.

How can I show my support for TYDTWDay?

Visit the “Get Involved” section or select “Sign Up Now” to register your support of this celebration. Be sure to download your free action pack and Waggy Deals™ savings with great tips for participation, training tips for your pets and coupons for great pet products. To share this fun event with others, visit our “Spread the Word” section or click on the “Send to a Friend” button.

What if my company policy won’t allow it?

You can still celebrate! Bring in a photo of your furry friend or organize a fundraiser at the office to benefit a local shelter .

What if my employer is worried about lost productivity?

A 2006 APPMA survey indicated that one in five companies allow pets in the workplace. According to the survey, millions of employees felt that pets in the workplace led to a more creative environment, decreased absenteeism, improved productivity and helped co-workers get along better. However, if this is a concern for your employer, there are many PSI members willing to offer their services on-site. These professionals can help with potty breaks, dog walks and other doggie needs. To find a pet sitter for your TYDTWDay event, use the PSI Pet Sitter Locator found at petsit.com.

What if my company proposes an alternate day?

Not able to GO FURRY on June 25? If you want to be a part of Take Your Dog To Work Day® but, your office is closed on Fridays, the “cat people” demand equal time or the boss says you can participate, but it has to be on a Wednesday–we’ve got you covered! You can still GO FURRY to celebrate the great companions dogs–and other pets—make, by holding your company’s observance during PSI’s Take Your Pet to Work Week™.

This special business week, June 21-25, 2010, culminates in the 12th anniversary of PSI’s Take Your Dog To Work Day®. While PSI expects record participation of canines and their two-legged companions on this fun-filled Friday, we still welcome your support anytime during this week!

Please visit our Web site www.takeyourdog.com for how-to and registration information.

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7 Comments on "Take Your Dog to Work Day!"

nacholibre
Member
nacholibre

I floated the idea here, DENIED. Too bad, as I think if people are responsible, why not? When I used to travel overseas, we had a working dog with us, and everyone loved having a surrogate canine pal while away from home.

hobposer
Member
hobposer

The post offices in town are absolutely not going to be a part of this day, this is a certainty!

nacholibre
Member
nacholibre

Only if they want to get chased by different dogs for a change.[quote comment=”193868″]The post offices in town are absolutely not going to be a part of this day, this is a certainty![/quote]

Easy-E
Member

A lot of places I work allow this every day. Right now we have 2 french bulldogs (one a puppy) a terrier of some sort, a couple mutts, a standard poodle and a few others that randomly show up here and there.

As long as they behave, don’t bark or make mess, they are welcome. I think it improves morale.

lacie
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lacie

Many think that dogs are dirty and disgusting. But I remember reading that they have a fraction of the germs humans carry. Good call on the morale too. Only a mere fraction of people are terrified of dogs, and most usually smile and greet them. They’re great social ice breakers. What places do you work? Are you a freelancer of some kind?[quote comment=”193859″]A lot of places I work allow this every day. Right now we have 2 french bulldogs (one a puppy) a terrier of some sort, a couple mutts, a standard poodle and a few others that randomly show up here and there.As long as they behave, don’t bark or make mess, they are welcome. I think it improves morale.[/quote]

homeworld
Member

That’s part of the Muslim religion. [quote comment=”193917″]Many think that dogs are dirty and disgusting. But I remember reading that they have a fraction of the germs humans carry. Good call on the morale too. Only a mere fraction of people are terrified of dogs, and most usually smile and greet them. They’re great social ice breakers. What places do you work? Are you a freelancer of some kind?

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johandsome
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johandsome

Sounds like a great idea, but since I’m a dog walker, might not be good for me lol, just kidding.. it would be great if all dog owners will get together and fight for this cause 🙄

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