It's National Bring Your Dog To Work Day On Friday

You're probably sitting think this Friday is just another Friday, aren't you? Well you are dead wrong because Friday 22 June is actually The Best Day of the Year - also known as Bring Your Dog To Work Day. Exciting, eh?


The annual event encourages suitable workplaces to permit employees to bring in their four-legged friends for the day and it's all for a good cause.

If you're boss is yet to be convinced, then tell them that having a dog in the office could boost productivity and wellbeing, according to Bring Your Dog To Work Day, which, admittedly may be biased, but let's go with it.

Speaking last year, BYDTWD co-founder, Jo Amit said: "Many scientific studies have concluded that the presence of pets can substantially reduce a person's stress level in the workplace.


"Increased job satisfaction, team cooperation and morale have all been reported in employees that spend the workday with their pets."

As well as cheering up the workforce, Bring Your Dog To Work Day will be raising money for animal welfare charity All Dogs Matter, which helps to rescue and find lovely new homes for dogs.

Basically, it means as well as getting to hang around with your best pal all day at work, you can feel good about yourself. Win/win.


The event's organisers encourage businesses who do wish to sign up to donate £100 to get the company name proudly listed as a sponsor.

For individuals who want to get involved a fiver will get a photo of your beloved doggo added to the website's Dog with a Job Hall of Fame - think of how proud you'll be. (Also, if you're having a bad day, I would strongly suggest you click here to check out the very good boys and girls already in the Hall of Fame).

And, if all that isn't enough to convince you, the good folks from BYDTWD say that since the day was introduced in 2014, there's been a growing trend towards workplaces allowing dogs year-round. So, tell your pooch to be on his/her best behaviour because if it all goes well you can start harassing your manager to make it a more permanent arrangement, and who doesn't want that?

To find out more, or for the information you need to forward your boss immediately, click here.

Featured Image Credit: FOX

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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