Is your pooch ready for Take Your Dog to Work Day?
Canines in the workplace are a far more common sight nowadays, as many pet parents have found businesses that cater to both their workers' and their furry companion's needs. Many studies have found that this can reduce stress in the workplace and actually increase productivity, which is why this year's Take Your Dog to Work Day on June 22 is expected to be one of the most highly-anticipated events for dog parents. According to BusinessWeek.com, television producer Erin McCormack believes that having a dog-friendly office is one of the best ways to improve morale among her employees.
"They are a calming force. When things get stressful, you can lean down and pet your dog or take a walk and pet a nearby dog," McCormack told the news source. "You get a more efficient workplace, one that's not consumed with stress."
If you're thinking of bringing your companion into work on June 22, the following tips may help you smooth the transition for your pooch.
1. Bring a few snacks along. It's best to feed your pet before you leave home, as you won't have to fumble around with food bowls at the office. However, you should bring along a bag of treats or even your pooch's favorite bone to munch on. This will ensure that he or she will have a full stomach and something to do during your work day.
2. Don't forget the leash! Taking a break from work to give your dog a walk outside is one of the bright spots of this unofficial holiday, so make sure you bring yours with you!
3. Small pillows. Your dog may not have the best place to recline around your desk or in other parts of the office, so pack a small pillow or two in your bag. This will give him or her a cozy spot to relax so you can get your work done and your pooch will be far more comfortable throughout the day.
Take Your Dog to Work Day is marked on the calendars of many pet parents, so unless you want to be left out of the fun, it may be time to go visit a New York animal shelter. Consider visiting Bideawee's website for a complete listing of dogs up for adoption in your area to begin your search for a new four-legged friend.