We all know the joy that dogs bring the world.Today those feelings of happiness never have to end, with employees all over the UK taking their pets to the office for Bring Your Dog to Work Day.
Animal lovers have begun tweeting snaps of their furry friends enjoying their new surroundings, with some dogs settling in quite well.Bathroom suppliers Tilehaven shared a snap of one employee’s dog sitting at the computer and chairing meetings in a conference room. While up-cycling company Cycle of Good enjoyed a visit from Buster, who posed in the front seat of a forklift in the warehouse.
Max joined his owner in testing out seating with the Scot Seat Group and Biscuit joined the National Trust as an official, badge-wearing, staff morale officer. Jellybean Creative got in on the action by sharing a snap of staff gathered around an employee’s pet for a workshop in ‘belly rubs’.
The Tower of London also posted pictures of Tyrion and Arthur, who live on site with Yeoman Warder Dan Benson.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PET: Your dog can smell your feelings. In fact, your dog’s sense of smell is approximately 100,000 times better than yours. So it shouldn’t be shocking that they can in fact, smell things such as fear. When a human is fearful, they perspire, and a dog is easily able to pick up on this change.
Established in 2014, Bring Your Dog To Work Day aims to raise money for animal welfare charities by having owners making a small donation to work alongside their buddy.
All proceed go to charity All Dogs Matter, a re-homing organisation, and Animal Asia, which improves the welfare of dogs, cats and bears in China and Vietnam.
Donors are also entered into the #BringYourDogToWorkDay competition, with a chance to win some dog-related prizes.
Of course, having a dog around is treat for all colleagues and has been proven to help improve mental health.
A 2012 study found employees who engaged with dogs at work experienced lower stress levels and higher levels of job satisfaction.
The routine of caring for a pet can bring structure and purpose to daily life. Maybe you don’t always want to get out of bed, but your pet wants you to. Isn’t that a good thing?
You can donate to Bring Your Dog to Work Day here.