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Take Your Dog to Work Day Is June 20!

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:00pm
Yorkie sitting at desk next to computer

All hail the new King of the Office: Tomorrow is the 16th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Your pooch might not get a whole lot of work done (and will almost certainly forget to put a coversheet on those TPS reports), but evidence suggests that workplaces that allow pets have happier, healthier employees. So get your boss’s okay, check out our office etiquette tips for dogs, and make sure your dog is well-rested for a busy day of water-cooler gossip and inter-departmental meetings…with other dogs!

We hope you and your pup will participate in this Friday’s fur-fest—and if you do, snap plenty of photos because we’d love to see them. Tweet us your pictures @ASPCA using the hashtag #takeyourdog, and we’ll share our favorites.

Dog laying on floor next to mail and aspca shirt

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Stacey

Amen to that!! well written Anna and thank you..

HM

Anna, I appreciate your comment and I agree that is appropriate to coordinate anything like dogs in the workplace in order to take into consideration people with allergies or fears. However, your comment on how you expect smokers, drivers, and people with noisy tools to be considerate of you is simply unrealistic. Sometimes we are put in situations where things aren't as we wish they were and you have to find a way to work through it anyway or you leave the situation.

Tracy

Um there are rules to ensure that noise, cigarette smoke, etc don't inconvenience or endanger others. As responsible dog owners - we should not ask folks to "Work Through" a potentially life - threatening episode just so we can bring a dog that we see at home everyday to work....

Anna

I have eight dogs, 2 cats, run a dog training center and a non-profit organisation for rescue animals. I would like to appologise to all the people with allergies and fear of dogs for the incredibly stupid and insensitive comments here. Obviously we are not all like that, luckily, and I don't understand how anyone who has no empathy to spare for the people around them, can claim to have any for animals. Just like I expect smokers, drivers, people using noisy tools outside in suburban areas etc to be considerate to me, I will naturally make every effort that my dogs do not inconvenience you. If they do, please don't hesitate to tell me and we'll try to find a practical solution. If I had a job where there weren't normally any dogs, I would of course make sure all my co-workers were ok with it, before bringing them, just like I check before bringing my dogs to friends, events, etc. With a little bit of effort, kindness and consideration for our fellow men and women, with and without fur, we can all live together in harmony.

Sherry

There's so many things humans carry on their persons that can cause allergic reactions.....cologne, hair dander, cigarette smoke, animal hair, etc., so if you want to get technical have everyone stay home.

Stacey

dont forget Dogs can have allergies to the enviroment too..

Stacey

Food allergy is the third most common cause of allergic itching and scratching in dogs. It occurs in dogs of all ages. Unlike canine atopy, food allergy is not seasonal. Dogs can develop allergies to chicken, milk, eggs, fish, beef, pork, horse meat, grains, potatoes, soy products, or dietary additives.

Mike

It sounds like a good idea, but my friend, Shadow, is a 155 lb. Tibetan Mastiff.
He thinks he is a lap dog, and acts that way around people he knows, but people who do not know him are more then a little leery to say the least.

HM

Mike, If I could, I would so own a Tibetan Mastiff! They are beautiful dogs!

David

WOW so much controversy over what should be a happy event! Dogs are allowed in the Airport I work for, on the shuttle bus, and on the planes. I have yet to see any one have an allergic fit due to this.

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