Embrace Take Your Dog to Work Day

Published 12:00pm 22 June 2023

Embrace Take Your Dog to Work Day
Words by Kylie Knight

Hit the boss up, tomorrow is Take Your Dog to Work Day. It’s a day to celebrate the love and friendship dogs provide and encourage adoption.

RSPCA Queensland spokeswoman Emma Lagoon says pet ownership comes with many health benefits and a dog in the office for a day can also help create a positive working environment.

“Having pets in the office, or when you work from home, can really help when you’ve had a stressful day or just need a break,” Emma says.

She says pet visits to the workplace can boost employee morale, productivity, encourage healthy habits, creativity and team bonding.

Tips for a smooth doggy day in the workplace:

  1. Your dog should already be socialised with other dogs and people.
  2. Check no one at your workplace is allergic to dogs and discuss with them if bringing your dog to work would adversely impact their health.
  3. Some work environments may not be appropriate or safe for dogs – check first!
  4. Don’t forget to pack your companion’s essentials for a day out – bedding, water, treats, poop bags etc. More tips here.

Emma says if you’re planning to take your dog to the workplace, it could be an opportunity to ask your co-workers and employer to raise money for the RSPCA to help other pets looking for a home.

Need to convince your boss? RSPCA Queensland has created a letter template on its website you can use to encourage your workplace to get involved on Friday.

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