Did a bark, woof, or ruff (or perhaps a coo from an excited coworker) fill the halls of your office last week? Friday, June 22, was Take Your Dog to Work Day, a day dedicated to bringing man's best friend into the workspace. This 14th annual canine celebration helped promote pet adoption, as well as the benefits of having Fido at work -- which, according to recent research from Virginia Commonwealth University, include reducing stress and making the job more satisfying.
Ginger, Will Pisnieski’s English Bulldog, hangs out in his owner’s workspace — which includes a Mirra Chair — at Authentic Entertainment in Burbank, CA. (Photo: Grant Hindsley/AP/WashingtonPost.com)
Companies like Amazon, Google, P&G Pet Care, Clif Bar & Company, and Ben & Jerry's already have open-dog policies. What about your place of business? Would you welcome a dog in your workplace? Why or why not?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section. And in the meantime, take a look at a few furry friends that made it into the office on Friday.
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