For many dogs, today they get to hang with mom and dad in celebration of “Take Your Dog to Work Day.”
Shouldn’t this be every day? It has been found that dogs brought to work not only reduce stress hormones but also having a pet in the workplace not only increases productivity as employees are willing to work longer hours but also reduces employee absenteeism.
The holiday was created in 1999 by Pet Sitters International and has become a bit of a phenomenon. What started as 300 participating business has increased to many more and owners all across the globe are not shy about showing off their dogs at work.
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For those that don’t get to snuggle up to their four-legged friend, we present our favorite pictures of dogs at the workplace.
Isn’t every day, ‘Take Your Dog To Work Day’? Hope all my puppy pals had fun today! #todayshow #todaypuppy (photo: Samantha Okazaki / TODAY) A photo posted by Wrangler (@wranglertoday) on
Travis is definitely the most popular guy in our office. #takeyourdogtoworkday A photo posted by Steph & The Pointer Brothers (@ifitwags) on
@merlinthecarpug gave us a ride to work today… ???????? A photo posted by Neville Jacobs (@nevillejacobs) on
“Hooman work is hard! I need to call for backup…… Calling is hard!” ☕️???????? #wherearemythumbs?! #ineedcoffee #1houris7doghours #TakeYourDogToWorkDay A photo posted by Riley Bean (@rileybeann) on
It’s #bringyourdogtoworkday so I’m stuck here watching my mom teach yoga. Any bully else headed into the office?? #downdog #literally #ashtanga #mysore A photo posted by Bogie T. Bulldog® (@bogiethebulldog) on
It’s #takeyourdogtoworkday and Mom has the “day off” (aka working from home) so we are cracking the whip and doublechecking her spreadsheets. #nerdalert #accounting #cantlivewithouther #lazyfriday #thosefaces
A photo posted by Sully and Finn FiDi Frenchies (@sully_and_finn) on
It’s #takeyourdogtoworkday here at our studio! Scar is hard at work ???????? PreeBrulee.com A photo posted by Pree Brulee (@preebrulee) on
A photo posted by ???? Alfalfa & Darla ???? (@frenchierascals) on
We’ll just leave this here. #TakeYourDogToWorkDay #EpicSummerChallenge A photo posted by Lane Bryant (@lanebryant) on