Bring Your Dog To Work Day (as seen on ITV’s This Morning, the Daily Mirror and Waitrose Weekend as well as many other UK national publications) is an annual nationwide event that raises money for charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs. On Friday 23rd June 2017, businesses from across the UK will welcome their dog loving employees into the workplace, along with their loyal four-legged companions, all in the name of charity. It’s the fourth national event of its kind and is organised by HOWND®.
By making a donation online we have become an official sponsor. All proceeds this year go to dog rescue charity All Dogs Matter, a charity that rehomes hundreds of dogs every year in London and Norfolk and Animals Asia, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of dogs, cats and bears in China and Vietnam.
This year The Fonz will be joining the team at WORKPLACE HQ. This will be his second year celebrating the event - much to our resident office Cat's disgust!
THE BENEFITS OF TAKING PART
As well as raising funds for a great cause, Bring Your Dog to Work Day could have some positive benefits for employee productivity and wellbeing. Above all, the day promises to be a lot of fun for all those involved. It’s time to give your dog a job!
Many scientific studies have concluded that the presence of pets can substantially reduce a person’s stress level in the workplace. Increased job satisfaction, team co-operation and morale have all been reported in employees that spend the workday with their pets.
So, in addition to raising funds, Bring Your Dog To Work Day is likely to boost the productivity and happiness of the employees within your company. And it means hundreds if not thousands of pets around the UK can now go to work alongside their humans!
#BringYourDogToWorkDay trended on twitter in 2015 and 2016. Let’s make it happen again!