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Just two weeks till Bring Your Dog To Work Day

There’s just over two weeks until national Bring Your Dog To Work Day.

On Friday 24th June, businesses from across the UK will welcome their pets to work as part of a boost to raise money for All Dogs Matter.

HOWND, the natural pet care brand, are the organisers of the event.

This year’s event has already seen a number of different organisations support the initiative – including pet product businesses, marketing agencies, a private jet company, an online bingo website and even a regional police force.

Dog-loving celebrities have voiced their support too, including Ricky Gervais and Rachel Riley. The event was so popular last year that the hashtag #BringYourDoToWorkDay trended on Twitter and was mentioned on Instagram over 9,000 times.

An American study published in 2012 summarised that dogs at work may make a positive difference by reducing stress levels in staff and increasing their levels of job satisfaction.

One such company that can vouch for dogs in the workplace is PrivateFly. Labradoodle Tex has a regular presence at their UK office.

“All of the PrivateFly team enjoy the relaxation of having a dog in the office. I think it’s great for morale and creates a relaxing and fun atmosphere (especially when Tex puts on his pilot’s hat),” explains Adam Twidell from PrivateFly.

“Having pets at home has been proven to help combat stress and I think the same applies at work. Having a dog around can therapeutic, it puts things in perspective if you’re having a bad day. Their philosophy of ‘eat, sleep, play’ reminds you not to sweat the small stuff!”

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