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Take Your Dog To Work Day: June 20th

Take Your Dog To Work Day: June 20th

Pets make life better (it’s a fact) so Purina is on a mission to make all of our working lives better. Well, for at least one day of the year.

International Take Your Dog To Work Day is happening June 20th, so work like a dog to get your company on board!

If the boss needs convincing, let them know that having furry friends in the office can increase morale and productivity, create happier employees, lower absentee rates and improve relationships between co-workers! Doesn’t sound so bad, does it?

Sure, there’s bound to be some wagging tails and excited licks when the four-legged friends invade, but once they settle into the working routine, they’ll be happy as Larry curled up under the desk. As an added bonus, they’ll make fantastic feet-warmers on that cold June day.

Purina New Zealand celebrates Take Your Dog To Work Day every single day of the year, so they’re well equipped to lend some friendly advice.

“Having dogs in the office is such a treat,” says Purina Pet Care Expert, Shivaun Statham.

“At Purina, our furry friends come to work with us every day and we can attest to the fact that they create a lovely office environment. To make sure your pooch is happy, we’ve put together a few quick tips that we use to make the office dog-friendly,” says Shivaun.

Here are Purina’s tips for having dogs in the office:
• A quick walk in the park or around the block at lunchtime is the perfect mid-day refresher for your professional pup and yourself! Nothing beats a bout of fresh air to get the brain ticking and there’s no better reminder to get outside than an eagerly awaiting puppy face.
• Make sure you have an area set up with a big water bowl for the office dogs, and show them where it is at the beginning of the day.
• Regular toilet breaks outside are a must to avoid any “little accidents”.
• Do a walk around the office with your dog at the beginning of the day, to make sure they’ve met everyone in the office and feel happy and comfortable – especially if your dog can be a bit timid with new people.
• If your dog is an escape artist, make sure everyone in the office knows not to leave any doors open – especially if you’re by a busy road.
• If more than one dog is coming to the office, make sure you give them an opportunity to have a sniff of one another and become friends.
• If you’d like any advice on having dogs in the office, give the Purina pet care team a call on the free Purina pet care line – 0800 PET VIP.

Why spend your idle hours at work looking at animal videos, when you could be watching the real thing? Set yourself up for an amusing day, by taking part in Take Your Dog To Work Day on June 20th.

You never know – like Purina, you might find you want your four-legged friends at work every day of the year!

Take Your Dog To Work Day, June 20th 2014.
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