At DonorDrive, every day is #TakeYourDogToWorkDay
Blog June 23, 2017 By Kevin Wolfe
Today marks the 18th Annual Take your Dog to Work Day. Across the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand and Australia, hundreds of thousands of dogs are visiting their humans’ workplace this Friday. We hope your office is one of the many that supports this day.
Part of our business culture at DonorDrive is welcoming staff to bring their dogs to work every day. Since almost half of US households have a dog, we feel it makes sense to welcome canines into our workplace. In addition to giving our dog lovers the convenience of dozens of volunteer pet sitters, the canines have been a real asset to have around. Our furry friends are remarkably well behaved and have developed good, working relationships with the other dogs here. They go to meetings, sit in on conference calls and generally blend right in. Research indicates a dog-friendly workplace has less absenteeism, reduces stress and boosts creativity. Our staff would like to add that we’re living proof that dogs make for a happier office.
There are also many benefits for the dogs beyond not being left at home alone. They’re in a social environment with other dogs, get constant attention and socialization from our human DonorDrive staff and have a large amount of open space here at our offices to roam and play.
You can keep up to date with our #takeyourdogtoworkday activities (as well as the rest of the world’s) via the hashtag on Twitter and Instagram. Many of our dogs are rescues, so we'd like to give a shout out to a few of our DonorDrive clients who do amazing work finding homes for pets: Frankie’s Friends, Humane Society of Broward County, Idaho Humane Society, Morris Animal Foundation, Pet Partners, The Rescue Train and Tony La Russa’s ARF.
Colt returning from a walk.
We have a Bob and a Marley who frequent the Thunderdome.
Daisy’s best "Can-you-spare-a-treat?" face.
Gus coaches Jeni on keeping limber at work.
Tim and Bob.
Jeni takes in a meeting.
Luna preps for a conference call.
Wrigley visits the Marketing Department.
Ryder models the new DonorDrive cape.
Mitchell and a different Wrigley.
The day Uber brought us puppies. Sadly, nobody got one to take home.
We’d also like to make a special note of the recent passing of Bella, one of the dogs who laid the foundations for our dog-friendly policy here at the DonorDrive. Her exuberance will be missed.