National take your pet to work day

Darnell Taylor
June 24, 2018

Today, Friday June 22, is Take Your Dog to Work Day!

For canines and owners who want to refuel after a grueling day on the job, Tuna Bar will have options for two- and four-legged Philadelphians to celebrate the occasion.

Gerry Gormley and Millie on the train to Drumcondra for Dog Friendly Ireland Day with Dogs Trust on Bring Your Dog to Work Day.

Around 44 percent of Americans would consider a career move for a pet-friendly workplace, a survey by Wellness Natural Pet Food found.

Only a small percentage of employers allow pets at work. That's why, on the day, Petbarn are encouraging their in-store staff to bring their dogs into work. "We know from practical experience the positive benefits of having dogs in the office - both to the wellbeing of our staff and their dogs".

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"Playing with or petting an animal is shown to increase a person's levels of the stress reducing hormone oxytocin and decrease production of the stress hormone, cortisol".

Make sure the office is a safe space for your pooch with no exposed wires for them to chew on.

As well as boosting morale, dogs in the workplace can also encourage communication.

Pack a day bag for your dog including their bed, blanket, water, snacks and a toy (that won't make too many sounds to annoy your team mates!).

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