Woof! It's okay to bring your dog to work this Friday

It's Bring Your Dog to Work day on Friday.
It's Bring Your Dog to Work day on Friday. Rob Williams

DOG lovers rejoice, Fido can rest under your work chair this Friday.

You won't get in trouble, we promise. This Friday June 26th is Take your dog to work day.

Recent research seems to confirm what dog owners have known all along - that dogs in the workplace can lower stress and absenteeism while increasing employee productivity.

Offices all over Queensland will be graced by canines young and old, but undoubtedly some companies suffer from antiquated work regulations and dogs are not allowed.

To allow those dog starved employees to still have a happy Take your dog to work day the RSPCA will be selling some "pop up dogs" that can be taken to the office.

These pop ups are life sized cardboard cut outs and depict RSPCA dogs currently looking for a home.

Australia is a relative newcomer to Take you dog to work day but in some other parts of the world it's growing in popularity.

Companies are beginning to take note. The benefits of having dogs at work have become so widespread that, for an increasing number of companies, Take Your Dog to Work Day won't transform many offices so much as it will maintain their status quo - that dogs are welcome all the time.

About 1.4 million American owners take some 2.3 million dogs to work every day. 

Topics:  dog dog adoption rspca

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