Bring Your Dog To Work Day 2017
May 31, 2017

Bring Your Dog To Work Day - Get Involved.

On Friday June 23rd the UK's fourth official Bring Your Dog To Work Day takes place! All businesses taking part will allow their dog owning employees to bring their best friends into the workplace and raise money for charity. Organised by HOWND, the two animal welfare charities who will benefit from the fundraiser are All Dogs Matter and Animals Asia.

At Trophy Pet Foods we are delighted to be official sponsors of Bring Your Dog To Work Day. So how can you join in?

As a dog owner you can make a donation and, with your employer's permission, bring your dog to work for the day! A £2 minimum donation is suggested, for which you can also upload a photo of your new canine co-worker for the day in the Dog with a Job Hall of Fame. For a £5 donation you will also be entered into a prize draw. Here's how.

Or you can raise your own funds for your chosen charity, using the day to create a workplace event. You could even ask a local Trophy Nutritional Adviser to visit your workplace and give an informal talk on dog nutrition.

You can share the awareness on social media, even if it is not possible for you to take your dog to work. Photos can be shared on your social media platforms as well as uploading them to the Dog with a Job Hall of Fame - use the hashtag #BringYourDogToWorkDay. Last year this hashtag trended on twitter - think of the fame!

According to the official website: 

As well as raising funds for a great cause, Bring Your Dog to Work Day could have some positive benefits for employee productivity and wellbeing. Above all, the day promises to be a lot of fun for all those involved. It’s time to give your dog a job!
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. Since 2014, the year we established Bring Your Dog To Work Day, we have witnessed a growing number of businesses across the UK that allow dogs in the workplace.
So in addition to raising funds, Bring Your Dog To Work Day is likely to boost the productivity and happiness of the employees within your company. And it means hundreds if not thousands of pets around the UK can now go to work alongside their humans!
#BringYourDogToWorkDay trended on twitter in 2015 and 2016. 
Let’s make it happen again!

Get yourself and your dog prepared for the day. Click here for the official guidelines. Pack everything your dog will need for the day (check out our essential doggie travel accessories here) and ensure they are well behaved and that their behaviour will be of a level that is ok for your other work colleagues. Importantly, have fun and we hope you have a fantastic day together.