Today is Take Your Dog To Work Day! We love our four legged friends here at Dropps HQ. Meet Pippa, Otis, and Roux!
2015 Is The Holiday's 17th Year
Take Your Dog to Work Day began in 1999. Pet Sitters International started it to encourage employers to "experience the joy of pets in the workplace," according to the organization.
Many People Already Take Pets To Work Regularly
The American Pet Products Association found in a 2008 poll that 17 percent of adult workers reported their company permits pets in the workplace, according to Pet Sitters International. Workers surveyed in 2012 said they brought their dogs with them to work 22 times that year, according to a new American Pet Products Association poll.
Dogs Can Be Good For Your Health At Work
Having your dog at work isn't just fun, it's better for you. Multiple studies have suggested that allowing pets in the workplace reduces stress, according to Inc magazine. A study from Virginia Commonwealth University suggested that dogs not only reduced stress in a workplace but also spurred new interactions among employees.
A Dog-Filled Workplace Is A Happier Workplace
Fifty-five million Americans believe having pets in the workplace leads to more creativity and 37 million Americans believe it improves manager-employee relationships, a 2006 American Pet Products Association poll found, according to Pet Sitters International.