Hold onto your squeaky toys – we are widdling ourselves with excitement to reveal that Friday 27th June will be the UK’s first EVER Bring Your Dog to Work Day!
If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to ask your boss when your furry friend can join you at work – wait no longer! It’s official – Friday 27th June 2014 will be the UK’s first ever Bring Your Dog to Work Day, and it’s all for a good cause – well THREE very good causes actually.
All proceeds raised for Bring Your Dog to Work Day will be split between three amazing organisations – All Dogs Matter, Animals Asia and Pup Aid – that make a huge difference to the welfare of animals both here in the UK and around the world.
We’ve long been believers of the benefits of dogs in the workplace and now it’s going nationwide. “Many scientific studies have shown that the presence of pets can substantially reduce a person’s stress level in the workplace and be beneficial to a person’s well being,” says Jo Amit, co-founder of natural grooming product company Butch & Bess, one of two pet industry businesses behind the initiative.
Think your handsome hound or prancing pooch would make a great addition to your workplace? For a minimum donation of £2, you can submit a picture of your dog to be published in the official ‘Dog With A Job Hall of Fame’ (make sure you ask your employer’s permission first!) and businesses can also get involved – becoming an official sponsor of Bring Your Dog to Work Day in return for a small donation of £50 (we’ve already donated!)
“We’re absolutely certain that Bring Your Dog To Work Day participants will create a new kind of Friday feeling in the company of man’s best friend,” explains Leean Young, director of healthy dog treat company LoveSniffys, who also helped organise the event.
WHO YOU’LL BE HELPING:
All Dogs Matter rescues and re-homes more than 300 dogs a year in London, Norfolk and the surrounding areas. The dogs in they care for are usually homeless, or come from local dog pounds. A mixture of foster homes and kennel spaces are used to take care of the dogs.
International charity Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming, as well as improving the welfare of dogs and cats in China and Vietnam.
Pup Aid is an organisation that aims to end the practice of puppy farming in the UK. Last year it launched an e-petition to help ban the sale of young puppies and kittens. Over 100,000 people provided signatures and the topic is guaranteed debate in parliament.
Visit bringyourdogtoworkday.co.uk for further information on how to donate and participate.
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