On Friday, thousands of businesses will open their doors to employees’ furry, four-legged friends on "Take Your Dog to Work Day" - a celebration of the great companions dogs make and to promote pet adoption.
Event sponsor Pet Sitters International says the event is a fun, low-cost “pet perk” to offer employees. Studies show that having dogs in the workplace increases productivity and creativity. Surveys also indicate that employees credit dogs in the workplace for decreased absenteeism and improved co-worker relationships and teamwork.
Besides, dogs are just fun to have around.
Register to receive a free downloadable copy of the "2011 Take Your Dog To Work Day Participant Action Pack." This download contains a sample "dogs at work" policy and tips for planning your event.
To make adoption even easier, this year, PSI has partnered with Adopt-a-Pet.com. Visitors to the official TYDTWDay Web site, www.takeyourdog.com, can now search for a local adoptable pet by entering their ZIP code and breed preference in the Adopt-a-Pet.com search widget located throughout the site.
The site also features tips for selecting the right adoptable pet and how to introduce your new pets to other pets or children in the home.