National Take Your Dog to Work Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Take Your Dog to Work Day

National Take Your Dog to Work Day 2020 - On 26 June 2020, National Take Your Dog to Work Day is observed to celebrate the love that dog brings to their pet parents and to encourage the dog adoption. Get the information about the history of National Take Your Dog to Work Day, quotes & how to celebrate the National Take Your Dog to Work Day 2020 from this article.

Keerthana | Updated Jun 25, 2020 13:56 PM

National Take Your Dog to Work Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Take Your Dog to Work Day

National Take Your Dog to Work Day 2020

National Take Your Dog to Work Day is celebrated on the Friday following Father’s Day. National Take Your Dog to Work Day 2020 falls on June 26 this year. People in the United States celebrate this National Take Your Dog to Work Day every year.

This annual event encourages employers to experience the fun of pets in the working place in order to support their local pet community. Through this event, non-pet owners will be able to witness their colleagues' special bond with their dogs and be encouraged to adopt a new dog of their own.

What is the history of National Take Your Dog to Work Day?

The celebration had its origins in the UK in 1996. Pet Sitters International then founded the first day in the USA in 1999. The Pet Sitters International (PSI) created this Take Your Dog to Work Day to honor the great companionship of dogs and encourage dog adoptions. 

PSI is the leading professional pet sitters education association in the world. Pets normally can't be at work on any day or if dogs need midday walks on Take Your Dog to Work Day, pet owners can check for a nearby qualified pet sitter or dog walker at PSI's Pet Sitter Locator for free of charge.

An estimated 300 businesses took part in the inaugural Take Your Dog to Work Day event. Since that time American's love with pets has grown to an all-time high as well as the interest inTake Your Dog to Work Day. Now, media coverage and web traffic are showing rising interest and involvement in the event around the U.S. and globally.

Twenty years later, more than 63 million US households own at least one dog and in 2019, the pet industry is estimated to have brought in more than $70billion. With nearly 4 million dogs entering shelters every year across the US, animal rescue has become an important cause among Americans. There are more than 2 million insured pets in the US today, with 15 percent of American businesses providing pet insurance as an employee benefit.

How to celebrate the National Take Your Dog to Work Day?

Celebrate the National Take Your Dog to Work Day by conducting an event in the companies. Use #TakeYourDogToWorkDay or #TYDTWD on social media and share the photos and celebrations held in the workplace. Some of the useful tips to enjoy the day with the dog in the workplace are as follows:

  • Consult with management and coworkers to see if someone is allergic, afraid or opposed to keeping the dog to work on this special day. Be respectful of those coworkers and prepare accordingly or else change the celebration plan

  • Check the office environment and workplace. Remove toxic plants and pesticides, hide wires and electrical cords and secure toxic items such as permanent markers. Any office items in question need to be placed out of reach of paw

  • Consider how your dog has behaved around strangers in the past, before deciding to bring him. When the dog is scared, irritable or aggressive or if the dog has never encountered strangers, the workplace is not suitable for him

  • Prepare a bag for the dog which must include food, bowls, paper towels, toys, pet-safe disinfectant and clean-up bags. Try carrying a baby gate or a portable kennel for the safety of dog if you are frequently moving person in work

  • Plan the dog's feeding time and make sure to pick a good place to relieve the dog afterward

  • Don't force the coworkers to interact with dogs and avoid sharing people foods to dog

  • When the dog is too loud, agitated or depressed, consider taking home or plan to give a midday check-in appointment in advance with a professional pet sitter

  • Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Pet Sitters International encourages individuals and businesses to celebrate the National Take Your Dog to Work Day 2020 virtually.

Take Your Dog to Work Day - Quotes

  • “A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” - Robert Benchley

  • “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” - Josh Billings

  • “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” - Roger Caras

  • “Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.” - Agatha Christie

  • “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” - M.K. Clinton

  • “The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” - Johnny Depp

  • “There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.” - Benjamin Franklin
     

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National Take Your Dog to Work Day - FAQ

1. Why should one bring a dog to work?

Employees who carry their dogs to work have higher rates of job satisfaction, possibly due to a combination of being close to their pets, enjoying the benefits of decreased stress, and realizing that their employers are adopting policies designed to make the workplace a happier place.
 

2. Do dogs bring happiness?  

Even small interactions with dogs cause the human brain to produce oxytocin, a hormone often referred to as the ‘cuddle chemical’ which is observed in the research. Oxytocin increases feelings of relaxation, confidence, and empathy while at the same time reducing stress and fear.
 

3. Who found the National Take Your Dog to Work Day?

Pet Sitters International then founded the first day in the USA in 1999. PSI is the leading professional pet sitter education association in the world. They created this Take Your Dog to Work Day to honor the great companionship of dogs and encourage dog adoptions.

4. When is National Take Your Dog to Work Day observed?

National Take Your Dog to Work Day is celebrated on the Friday following Father’s Day. National Take Your Dog to Work Day 2020 falls on June 26. This annual event encourages employers to experience the fun of pets in the working place in order to support their local pet community.