You probably knew about Bring Your Child to Work Day, but did you know there's also a day set aside each year for welcoming your fur babies into the office? Yup, every June features a Bring Your Dog to Work Day (this year it fell on Friday, June 23) when many employees "hire" their four-legged friends as happiness ambassadors for the day.
For some companies, every day is Bring Your Dog to Work Day! More and more organizations are embracing pet policies that allow dogs into the workplace, as being around dogs can help alleviate stress, promote physical activity, and foster connection. One such company is Tito's Vodka, where dogs share the work space with their humans every day, and where the company's enthusiasm for animals has led to an entire initiative called Tito's Vodka For Dog People. The program even has its own pet policy expert in Beth Bellanti, who has helped many companies make the transition into pet-friendly environments. In honor of this high holiday for pet-lovers, we asked Bellanti for her insights and advice on bringing pets into the workplace.
Dogs in the office bring calm and promote wellness.
Bellanti has observed firsthand the positive effects of having...