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June 25, 2021 marks the 23rd National Take Your Dog to Work Day

People have been remotely celebrating Take Your Dog to Work Day for the last year and a half due to COVID. Now that we are beginning to return to the office it can be hard to tell your pet goodbye and leave them for the day. Fortunately, most companies host a pet friendly environment, with millennials mostly responsible for this movement. Employees who work for a less lenient company must take advantage of Take Your Dog to Work Day and bring their pampered pooch with them on the designated day.

How Did Take Your Dog to Work Day Get Started?

This special day for dog owners was created by Pet Sitters International in 1999, marking 2021 as the 23rdyear of this fun day. From 1999 on, the first Friday after Father’s Day has been utilized to bring awareness to pet adoption, rescues and shelters while demonstrating how dogs make great companions. The goal is to show non-pet owners just how special dogs are in hopes of more people becoming owners and helping to decrease the homeless dog population.

National Take Your Dog to Work Day highlights the special Human-Animal Bond.

Benefits of Bringing Your Dog to Work

Pet owners who bring their dog to work have an increase in productivity and a decrease in stress. There is a positive influence on an employee’s work-life balance by being reminded to take necessary breaks to care for their pet. Taking your pet for a walk, having a little play time or just a minute to cuddle provides employees with the necessary mental breaks required to step away from a project and breathe for a minute. Coworkers who are not pet owners have the opportunity to experience how special pets are and the positive impact they have on our lives.

A Checklist of Tips for Take Your Dog to Work Day

An article published by Applied Psychology lists steps to take to ensure a healthy environment for employees and pets:

  1. Maintain good hygiene. Pets should be groomed and clean, as well as free of fleas and ticks.
  2. Confirm vaccinations are up to date. Records can be stored in your pet’s Pin Paws profile for easy access.
  3. Introduce new pets slowly. Be mindful of your work environment and how animals respond to new people and surroundings.
  4. Inform coworkers.  Educate them of any dietary or training needs as to avoid an unforeseen negative circumstance.

Pin Paws Membership to Store Vet Records

As mentioned, it is important to have updated vaccination records on hand when taking your dog to work. Pin Paws provides your pet with an online profile to upload all important documentation. Visit our home page and start your membership today.

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