Beginning 13 years ago, in 1999, Pet Sitters International (PSI) began a ritual of encouraging workers to take their dogs to work one day as a way to commemorate and publicize pet adoptions. This year the Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWDay®) event is scheduled for Friday, June 22nd.
The creation of this event was to display what great companions that dogs make and celebrate that fact. It was also a day to inspire the public to look to humane societies, animal shelters and rescue organizations (breed specific and general) to find the absolutely perfect dog for your life and lifestyle. The TYDTWDay® event was so successful that it became an annual celebration.
The human-canine bond, although some feel is a new-age sentiment of the softened modern spirit of the human being, has been around and notated in writing for the past 28 centuries when the Odyssey was written by Homer as noted by psychologists. Perhaps the human being is now distinguishing itself in the animal kingdom as the intellectual we have always been meant to be known as.
Dogs always displayed their unconditional love for humans. Now man (and woman) is finally coming around to notice what the dog knew since the beginning of the human-canine relationship. Finally there is an event that notates the importance of this relationship and this year, Friday is that day. The entire week though has actually been set aside as a Take Your Pet To Work Week™. It is important to note that if your company has summer hours and happens to be closed on Friday, try to establish another day during this important week to be allowed to host this very important day in your organization.
PSI has set the bar high and has invited organizations from all over the U.S. to participate in the important, fun and worthwhile event. Remember to focus the celebration on the value of pets in the workplace, how this can be fun for both employees as well as the employers themselves and make certain to stress pet adoptions. It is also important to logon to the TWDTWDay site and obtain your packet of data in order to utilize, advertise or promote their products or services; licensing and sponsorship opportunities are also available there.
This will definitely be a day of celebration. There is even a ‘Take Your Dog To Work Day Song!’ You will have the opportunity to enter the photo contest that is available and win prizes. Either click on the link or go to http://www.takeyourdog.com/Get-Involved/register.php for more information and to register. The media in your area will also want to be contacted about this great event; all you have to do is notify them. If you are unfamiliar with the different shelters and rescues in your area, there is always www.Petfinder.com or www.Adoptapet.com. Follow TYDTWDay® on Facebook and Twitter.