Today Is Take Your Dog To Work Day!
Every day at Modern Dog’s headquarters is Take Your Dog To Work
Day, but not everyone with dogs is quite so lucky to have their canine
side-kick sharing their office space, albeit many wish they could. We surveyed
Modern Dog’s readership and found that 54% of our readers would take a lesser
paying job for the privilege of being able to bring their dog to work with them!
If there were ever a good time to broach this subject with
your boss, it’s now, as Friday June 22nd is Pet Sitters 14th
annual Take Your Dog To Work Day created
for the purpose of showing your dog-less co-workers what wonderful companions
dogs make and encourage them to adopt a dog themselves from a shelter or rescue
organization (how could your boss refuse when it’s such a worthy cause!!).
Thousands of businesses throughout the world will be participating in this
event… if you missed the boat this year and didn’t plan ahead, start planning
early for next year’s event. You will, of course, need your employer’s
consent/cooperation and you’ll want to make sure you’ve got your co-workers on
board with the idea too.
First and foremost you’ll want to make sure Patches is
well-groomed, fresh smelling and good-mannered (a Canine Good Citizen
certificate would earn you and your pooch brownie points). You’ll also want to
make sure that he gets some regular bathroom breaks so there won’t be any
embarrassing mishaps on the office floor. To be on the safe side we recommend
having the appropriate cleaning supplies on hand "just in case". For
more ideas on how to plan a successful dog-on-the-job day, visit Pet Sitter’s
official Take Your Dog To Work Day site.
Here’s Rose, peeking over to see what Mary’s up to.