Take Your Dog to Work Day was created in 1999 as a way to promote the humane treatment of our furry friends, and to promote dog (and cat) adoption. This event has been celebrated every year since, and has become a way for dog-lovers to celebrate that special human-canine bond. When this event started in 1999, only 300 companies participated. By 2005, that number had increased to 5,000! It just goes to show that dogs are popular.
However, even though this is for a great cause, many employers will still say, "No." Below are some very convincing arguments to sway your boss.
According to a recent
The survey, which polled working Americans 18 years of age and over, showed some strikingly positive opinions towards pets in the
According to the survey:
- 55 million Americans believe having pets in the workplace leads to a more creative environment
- 53 million believe having pets in the workplace decreases absenteeism
- 50 million believe having pets in the workplace helps co-workers get along better
- 38 million believe having pets in the workplace creates a more productive work environment
- 32 million believe having pets in the workplace decreases smoking in the workplace
- 37 million believe having pets in the workplace helps improve the relationship between managers and their employees
- And, 46 million people who bring their pets to the workplace work longer hours
Oh, and don't forget to mention that having a dog in the office could be great publicity!