Dog Health & More
Thursday June 20th, 2013
Pet Sitters International’s “Take Your Dog To Work Day” is about enjoying Fido’s company at the office, having fun and boosting employee morale. But it is also about promoting the unique bond between dogs and their human companions, encouraging employees companywide to support local animal welfare organizations, volunteer at animal shelters, and adopt homeless pets in need.
First celebrated in 1999 with 300 participating companies, this annual event is always celebrated on the first Friday after Father’s Day, inspiring offices all across the country to go to the dogs.
“At Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), Take Your Dog To Work Day is a fun and very successful event that our employees look forward to every year,” says HDS Chief Human Resources Officer Nancy Long.
The event has proved worthwhile at HDS every year since 2008, with employees and their pets getting the chance to participate in lots of fun activities.
“Many employees bring their dogs to work and attend the pet fair, week-long raffles, animal health, and wellness vendors, and even participate in a talent show,” Long explains.
But perhaps the most important part of HDS’s celebration of Take Your Dog to Work Day is the lives it saves each year. Proceeds taken in from event raffles are donated to a local animal rescue, Long says.
If you are taking your dog to the office, make sure and review the do's and don'ts.