Dog lovers from across the UK are preparing to take part in Bring Your Dog To Work Day on June 27 and help raise funds for three animal charities.
Companies can participate in the day by becoming an official sponsor. In return for a minimum donation of £50, a company logo and website link will be displayed on Bring Your Dog to Work Day’s homepage.
Dog owners who want to participate are asked to make a minimum donation of £2. They can then submit a picture of their dog to be published on the website’s gallery entitled the “Dog With A Job Hall of Fame”, along with a description of the dog’s work duties for the day.
The initiative has been backed by pet insurance company Animal Friends, which has made a £5,000 donation as headline sponsor.
Its managing director Elaine Fairfax said: “There’s no question the charities associated with Bring Your Dog To Work Day do a huge amount to help animals in need and we’re very pleased to be helping with this initiative.
“We already actively encourage our staff to bring their dogs to work on a regular basis.”
Jo Amit, co-founder of natural grooming product company Butch and Bess, one of two pet industry businesses behind the initiative, urged people to take part.
“Everyone knows dogs can help create a happy and productive work environment,” she said. “We thought this annual event would be an excellent way to highlight this, while raising money for three organisations that champion the rights of animals. And if you already take your dog to work, even better.”
Leean Young, director of LoveSniffys, the other pet company behind the day, added: “Attracting a business like Animal Friends Insurance as the headline sponsor for the first year of Bring Your Dog To Work Day is incredible. It is a perfect fit for us and we couldn’t be happier.”
The animal organisations to benefit from Bring Your Dog To Work Day were chosen because of their work protecting and promoting the welfare of vulnerable animals. All Dogs Matter rescues and rehomes more than 300 dogs a year in London, Norfolk and the surrounding areas. International charity Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming, as well as improving the welfare of dogs and cats in China and Vietnam. Pup Aid aims to end the practice of puppy farming in the UK.
For further information on how to donate and participate visit https://bringyourdogtoworkday.co.uk