Monday, June 20, 2011

Dogs At Work

Friday, June 24th is the annual Take Your Dog To Work Day event. The event was created by Pet Sitters International which has been celebrating dogs napping in cubicles, lounging on office chairs, and assisting with keyboarding since 1999. Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWD) is celebrating its thirteenth year!

TYDTWD encourages businesses to experience the joy of pets in the workplace for just one day to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to promote the need for pet adoption. It is ment to be a fun day, an opportunity to show off your dog, but the event also has a purpose. The idea behind TYDTWD is that when dogs are allowed into the workplace for this special event, people without dogs will see the loving bond their coworkers have with their pets, and will consider adopting orphaned pets of their own.

Participating businesses report that the opportunity to give back to the pet community and the fun employees have participating are key reasons they partake in the event.

Pet Sitters International and its 2011 campaign partners encourage businesses, shelters and pet lovers interested in celebrating their dogs and promoting pet adoption to visit the website to register support, download a free 2011 TYDTWDay Action Pack and enter the official 2011 TYDTWDay Photo Contest. You can find a "Win Over Your Boss" list on the website. Site visitors can also search for adoptable pets in their communities.

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