Take Your Dog to Work Day

Friday, June 23, 2017 (All day)
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ake Your Dog To Work Day® on June 23 offers fun for participants, hope for pets in need
Event creator Pet Sitters International says one work day can change a pet’s entire life and encourages businesses to open their doors to employees’ dogs for the 19th annual event.

KING, N.C. (June 13, 2017)—“How Take Your Dog To Work Day Is Changing Lives” is the title of an article recently published by Reader’s Digest, but it is also a legacy that Take Your Dog To Work Day® creator Pet Sitters International (PSI) takes very seriously. Friday, June 23, marks PSI’s 19th annual Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWDay®) event and campaign, which encourages employers across the United States—and around the globe—to open their doors to employees’ dogs for one fun summer Friday each year to celebrate the great companions dogs make and promote their adoptions.

When PSI created Take Your Dog To Work Day® in 1999, PSI President Patti Moran says the day was initially met with skepticism. For nearly two decades, however, large, small and mid-sized companies have answered the call, celebrating dogs at work and often also raising money for local pet-rescue organizations and animal shelters.

This year, PSI is also using the campaign to raise awareness and funds for Pet for Patriots, a 501(c)3 charitable organization that helps veterans and military members adopt the most overlooked shelter pets, offering them a second chance at life through adoption. Pet lovers are encouraged to make a tax-deductible donation to Pets for Patriots through the Take Your Dog To Work Day online donation page.

“While TYDTWDay offers a fun opportunity to have dogs at work, its purpose since the inaugural celebration has always been to encourage pet adoptions,” explained Beth Stultz, PSI vice-president and TYDTWDay spokesperson. “Pets for Patriots helps give adult, special needs and large-breed dogs a second chance through their military-adoption programs, and PSI is thrilled to be able to use our international campaign to raise awareness of such a worthy cause.”

While companies are not required to sign up or contact PSI prior to participating, Stultz reports that PSI has heard from companies across the United States, as well as Canada, Belgium, Ireland, England, Brazil, the Philippines and Australia, who are planning to participate on June 23.

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