Pet Sitters International celebrated the first annual Take Your Dog to Work Day on the Friday following Father’s Day in 1999. The original goal was to create awareness of the bond between humans and dogs to encourage adoption. The yearly event has now also sparked an interest to welcome more furry friends to workplaces.
Studies have shown there are benefits in allowing dogs in the workplace like stress relief. However, a few things need to be in place to make the office comfortable for you, your dog, and your colleagues.