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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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Let them have the day off.

Jeana Warren

That's a good idea to let the animal allergy sufferers have the day off.


I work at a long term care facility for the mentally ill and they always encouraged me to bring my dog to work. It's kind of a pain, and inconvenient for me...but I'm not doing it for me. I'm doing it for the population we serve.

Jeana Warren

Fantastic Teri, you bring many smiles and happy times to the people at the facility. I know that means so much to them. You continue to hang in there Teri for the good cause.


Wish I could, but the building we work in has a "NO DOGS" policy.

philip rushton

I have severe allergic reactions to all people who claim to have pet allergies


Hahahaha...Good one, Philip.

Mother McCrea

I have huge pet allergies. Eyes watering, sore, dry, and puff up. Nose runs, turns red, like a very bad cold.
This all happens even after the animal has left the building!


Some people DO, in fact, have severe allergies. I don't. But I know people who do. That said, I love dogs. But I am deathly afraid of them because I was attacked by a large group of dogs. What about me? Don't I count. I'm the one that is REQUIRED to be at my office and do my work without shaking in fear. I am so sorry, but I cannot work somewhere if they don't care about me before they care about another employee's dog. That dog will be fine at home, where they are happy. I will not be fine at work, where I have no choice but to be.


No, in my opinion, you do not count. Get mental health counseling for your fear.