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Yes, Bring Your Dog to Work Day Is a Real Thing and Here’s How to Get Involved

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If you’re the kind of person who gets that sad feeling when you have to leave your pooch behind for work then listen up: Bring Your Dog to Work Day is real.

Falling this year on 21 June, this day in the pet calendar is exactly as cool as it sounds: you get to bring your dog into the office.

Why? You may ask. Well it’s all in aid of charity.

Bring Your Dog to Work Day is actually an annual nationwide event that aims to raises money for animal charities.

See: 6 Reasons Why You Need an Office Pet

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It’s been around for six years in total, and this year it’s being organised by ethical dog grooming company HOWND.

Of course, you boss may not be too keen on you bringing in your pooch pal so be sure to ask in advance.

Need a little help?  It’s actually been proven that having a hound around the office helps with stress and productivity levels plus helps us “put difficult work situations into perspective”.

In fact, increased job satisfaction, team co-operation and morale have all been reported in employees that spend the workday with their pets.

See: A Dog Umbrella Leash Exists to Keep Very Important Pets Dry

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Since Bring Your Dog To Work Day was established there’s actually been a growing number of businesses across the UK allowing dogs in the workplace with the idea becoming more and more “the norm.

Not to mention it boosts the happiness not only in your pet, but in you.

How to get involved?

Even if you already take your dog to work, you and your business can become an official sponsor by making a donation online and uploading your company logo or pooch selfie on the official website.

To participate all you have to do it bring your dog to work, donate £10 and upload a picture of your pet to the ‘Dog With A Job Hall Of Fame’.

Added bonus is you’ll be automatically entered into a prize draw to win hundreds of pounds of goodies for you and your dog.

Where can you sign up?

For further information on Bring Your Dog to Work Day you can visit the official website.

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