If heading into the office leaves you with a guilty feeling because that means your furry friend will be left alone, then this is one day at work you won't want to call in sick.
Pet owners around the world commute into work, leaving their beloved companions at home alone during the day. On June 23 those dogs got to join the work force and head into the office for Take Your Dog to Work Day.
This unusual holiday has been around for almost 2 decades, first celebrated in 1999. Created by Pet Sitters International to help promote adoption of dogs and show that they can make great companions.
“Take Your Dog to Work Day encourages businesses to allow their employees’ dogs in the workplace for one fun summer Friday to celebrate the great companions dogs make and promote their adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups and humane societies,” Beth Stultz, vice president of marketing and operations for Pet Sitters International, tells The Dodo.
The organization believes that when they see the bond between their coworkers and their pets, they will be more likely to want to adopt a pet of their own.
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