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QD Stores’ 14th annual ‘take your dog to work day’

For the 14th year running QD Stores held its ‘take your dog to work day’, where employees are encouraged to bring in the four-legged friends.

The International Journal of Workplace Health Management recently said that taking a dog to work can reduce stress and make the job more satisfying for colleagues.

QD managing director Justin Farrington Smith said: “We all love our pets here so we’ll seize any excuse to have them with us.

Pet products are a huge growth area for us [and] we’re expanding our Scallywags range this autumn so this was a great opportunity to test new bedding, foods, treats, leads and toys on our own dogs.”

Staff at the company’s Norwich-based head office got right behind the idea and as well as Justin’s golden retriever, Chamois, the office was home to Chester the cocker spaniel, Milli the weimaraner, Charlie the chocolate labrador, Bentley and Otto the schnauzers, and Barney the spaniel.

Image: Milli the weimaraner

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