Bring Your Dog To Work Day (as seen on ITV’s This Morning, the Daily Mirror and Waitrose Weekend as well as many other UK national publications) is an annual nationwide event that raises money for charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs. On Friday 23rd June 2017, businesses from across the UK will welcome their dog loving employees into the workplace, along with their loyal four-legged companions, all in the name of charity. It’s the fourth national event of its kind and is organised by HOWND®.
Even if you already take your dog to work, you, your businesses or any dog-loving employee can become an official sponsor by making a donation online or by text and uploading your company logo (businesses) or pooch selfie (individuals), on our website. All proceeds this year go to dog rescue charity All Dogs Matter, a charity that rehomes hundreds of dogs every year in London and Norfolk and Animals Asia, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of dogs, cats and bears in China and Vietnam Find out how to get involved below.
As well as raising funds for a great cause, Bring Your Dog to Work Day could have some positive benefits for employee productivity and wellbeing. Above all, the day promises to be a lot of fun for all those involved. It’s time to give your dog a job!
Many scientific studies have concluded that the presence of pets can substantially reduce a person’s stress level in the workplace. Increased job satisfaction, team co-operation and morale have all been reported in employees that spend the workday with their pets. Since 2014, the year we established Bring Your Dog To Work Day, we have witnessed a growing number of businesses across the UK that allow dogs in the workplace.
So in addition to raising funds, Bring Your Dog To Work Day is likely to boost the productivity and happiness of the employees within your company. And it means hundreds if not thousands of pets around the UK can now go to work alongside their humans!
#BringYourDogToWorkDay trended on twitter in 2015 and 2016.
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Joining Bring Your Dog to Work Day is quick, easy and secure. You can either participate as a business or as an individual and become an official Bring Your Dog to Work Day sponsor. Do share your photos of the day on social media using #BringYourDogToWorkDay.
If your workplace isn’t a suitable environment for dogs, you can still play an important role in Bring Your Dog To Work Day! You can help raise money for All Dogs Matter and Animals Asia by making an online donation, uploading your logo (businesses) or photo (individuals), and of course spreading the word to your friends and family on social media using #BringYourDogToWorkDay.
Businesses can participate by becoming one of our official sponsors. In return for a minimum donation of £50, your company’s logo and a link to your website will be displayed on Bring Your Dog to Work Day’s homepage. All logos will be randomly displayed every day, so everyone gets a chance at being Top Dog! We’ll give you a big shout out on social media! #BringYourDogToWorkDay
Any company press releases must be approved first by our press office PR99. We are happy to promote your #BringYourDogToWorkDay internal events and competitions providing your company mentions the official event, website and hashtag. Should you wish to raise additional funds for a local charity of your choice, please do let us know and we are happy to give a shout out to your chosen charity.
Once you've made a business donation, we’ll email you confirmation and you can upload your logo. You can also download our information pack which explains how you can organise your Bring Your Dog To Work Day.
If you donate £2 or more, you will be able to upload an image of your dog that will be published in our ‘Dog with a Job’ Hall of Fame along with your dog's work duties for the day. This can be licking the dishwasher, guarding the filing cabinet, or simply making you smile!
If you donate £5 or more (online only) you will automatically be entered into the #BringYourDogToWorkDay competition for the chance to win some mega prizes from our sponsors!
Once youve made an individual donation we’ll email you confirmation and you can upload your photo online. You can also download our information pack which explains how you can make the most out of Bring Your Dog To Work Day as an employee.