Businesses from across the UK are getting set for Bring Your Dog to Work Day this Friday (June 26).
Pet product manufacturers and marketing companies to hair salons and media groups have all donated to the cause and are encouraging their employees to take part.
This year, the event is raising money for All Dogs Matter, a charity that rehomes hundreds of rescues every year in London and Norfolk. A donation of £5 could be used to microchip a dog, while £10 is enough to buy new bedding.
The initiative was the brainchild of Jo Amit, co-founder of dog grooming product company HOWND. There’s still time for businesses and individuals to donate and get involved. Businesses can donate online (minimum of £50) to take part and become a “pawsome” sponsor, while individuals can gift £5 online and upload a “pooch selfie”, and be entered automatically into a prize draw worth more than £700, with a runner’s up prize worth £636. Most of this year’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day business sponsors have come together to encourage individual donations.
ITV’s This Morning presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford were among thousands of enthusiastic participants back in 2014.
Comedian and animal rights campaigner Ricky Gervais expressed support for this year’s Bring Your Dog To Work Day by posting the event to his 8.27 million Twitter followers.
For further information, or if you would like to headline sponsor Bring Your Dog To Work Day 2016, visit: bringyourdogtoworkday.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org