In just over a week, June 24th sees 'Bring Your Dog To Work' Day return. Hooray!
#BringYourDogToWorkDay is an annual nationwide event that raises money for charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs.
Last year, businesses from across the UK (including vet surgeries, pet product manufacturers, investment firms, national energy companies, estate agents, private jet charters and marketing agencies) welcomed their dog loving employees into the workplace, along with their loyal four-legged companions.
This year the event is raising money for All Dogs Matter - a charity that rehomes hundreds of dogs every year in London and Norfolk.
As well as wanting to raise funds for a good cause, the folks at HOWND wanted to publicise the benefits of having dogs in safe work environments. Many scientific studies have concluded that the presence of pets can substantially reduce a person’s stress level in the workplace.
Increased job satisfaction, team co-operation and morale have all been reported in employees that spend the workday with their pets. So in addition to raising funds, #BringYourDogToWorkDay is all about creating joy and happiness to workplaces across the UK.
If your workplace isn’t a suitable environment for dogs, you can still play an important role in Bring Your Dog To Work Day! You can help raise money for All Dogs Matter by making an online donation, uploading your logo (businesses) or photo (individuals), and of course spreading the word to your friends and family on social media using #BringYourDogToWorkDay.
MEGA prizes for the 2016 #BRINGYOURDOGTOWORKDAY competition
THE PRIZE LIST SO FAR...
(More may have been announced since this post was published)
1 - PetSafe® Healthy Pet Simply Feed™ Programmable Digital Pet Feeder. Pawsomely donated by PetSafe®
2 - 12kg bag of Vitalin adult dog food. Pawsomely donated by Vitalin
3 - £30 voucher plus x 1 £15 voucher. Pawsomely donated by HOWND
4 - 250ml Leucillin Spray, 50ml Leucillin Dropper and x 1 Leucillin Very Important Pooch bag. Pawsomely donated by Leucillin
5 - Voucher for 10 kilos of raw dog food, plus a treat! Pawsomely donated by Natural Instinct
6 - Pet@Work carrier - with collapsible Pet Dome portable kennel; provides a secure space for your pet, laptop and files. Pawsomely donated by Traveling with Pets
7 - 2.5kg Chicken & Duck dry food, 2 Coronation Chicken tins, snack bar trio. Pawsomely donated by Lily's Kitchen
8 - Treat box: Packed with 100% natural treats. Dog box: Filled with the highest quality toys, natural treats, and top-quality health products and accessories. Pawsomely donated by Paw Post
9 - Handmade Fabric Lead; Fabric Dog Poo-Bag Dispenser; 2x K9 emergency ‘Next Of Kin’ Cards Pawsomely donated by Oli Juste
10 - Online Dog First Aid Course: Learn Vital Skills Anytime, Anywhere! Pawsomely donated by First Aid for Pets
11 - The Quite Actual Adventures of Worzel Wooface Pawsomely donated by Hubble & Hattie
12 - Matching collar and leash gift set box. Pawsomely donated by Oscar & Hooch
13 - £10 Dog Sitting voucher from DogBuddy.com
14 - £30 worth of Dogrobes vouchers. Pawsomely donated by Dogrobes.
HOW TO ENTER
If you donate £5 or more online, you will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win £100s worth of goodies from their sponsors. Including yours truly! This year there will be a mega prize and two runners up for the best pooch selfies uploaded to the Dog with a Job Hall of Fame!
They will announce the winners on Monday June 27th and within 28 days the winners will receive their prizes from the sponsors. So get snapping guys! Also if you are clients of ours then tag us in, we would love to see all the pics of your dogs at work.
What are you waiting for?