When is Take Your Dog to Work Day?
The Friday after Father’s Day is National Take Your Dog to Work Day.
What is Take Your Dog to Work Day?
Every day, Fido watches you leave for work. And every day, Fido jumps all over your work suit, eager to hear about your job. While Take Your Dog to Work Day is a great chance to fulfill Fido’s occupational dreams, this national day also promotes pet adoption.
Take Your Dog to Work Day honors the bonds we form with our pups. Sadly, our nation’s animal shelters are full of would-be pets. These canines await adoption, but they may go under the needle before they find a family.
Your pup’s a born professional. Take Your Dog to Work Day is the day to show it off and encourage your co-workers to adopt, especially once they observe the joy of dog ownership.
Fun facts about Take Your Dog to Work Day!
- Every year, 3.3 million dogs go into animal shelters.
- Shelters euthanize 670,000 canines per year.
- Animal shelters also return 620,000 dogs to their owners each year.
- This day started in 1996 in the U.K. Then in 1999, Pet Sitters International created the U.S. version of Take Your Dog to Work Day.
How to celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day:
- First, ask your employer to participate in Take Your Dog to Work Day. (Kudos if it already does!)
- Take your pup to office, the plant, the job site, whatever you call your place of gainful employment. Bring a leash and a contingency plan for bathroom breaks.
- Looking for another dog or cat? Check the local shelter, and consider adopting instead of buying a new pet.
What’s the hashtag for Take Your Dog to Work Day?
Use #TakeYourDogToWorkDay on social media to promote adoption.