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It’s well-known dogs make great companions that can offer friendship and health benefits and Bring Your Dog To Work Day provides them the chance to also make great co-workers. On Friday, 25 June, dog owners will have the chance to take their pooch to work as part of the celebration.
 

Share you canine co-workers with us

 
Be sure to share your canine co-workers on your social channels by tagging @AWLQLD, #AWLQ, #AWLQLD and #BringYourDogToWorkDay
 
Download a copy of the Bring Your Dog To Work Day social assets here.

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The benefits
 
Bring Your Dog to Work Day can offer positive benefits for employee productivity and wellbeing. Above all, the day promises to be a lot of fun for all those involved. Increased job satisfaction, team co-operation and morale have all been reported in employees that spend the workday with their pets.
There are also the added health benefits of having a canine companion in the workplace.
 
Research suggests that the presence of pets can substantially reduce a person’s stress level in the workplace. Pets can help to decrease depression, stress and anxiety; health-wise, they may lower your blood pressure, improve immunity and even decrease risk of heart attack and stroke.
 
Things to consider
 
If your company does take part in Bring Your Dog To Work Day, there are a few things to consider before bringing in your canine co-worker.
It is important employees obtain permission from their employer to take part in Bring Your Dog To Work Day. Confirming your office space is safe for a dog is integral – which means ensuring there are no dangers to the animal – especially if your dog is inquisitive. Be considerate to work colleagues who may not be confident around dogs.
 
Also remember to bring along a water bowl, treats, toys and anything else your dog needs to have a productive day at the office. And don’t forget to be mindful of your dog’s bathroom needs while at work.
 
Download the complete Bring Your Dog To Work Day tips here.
 
Can’t take your dog to work? You can still participate!
 
If your workplace isn’t a suitable environment for dogs, you can still play an important role in Bring Your Dog To Work Day by hosting a morning tea and raise money for the AWLQ.
 
AWLQ provides over 10,000 abandoned and homeless animals somewhere safe and warm to stay every year. The June 30 tax deadline is just around the corner and every donation over $2 is tax-deductible so if you are able to hold a fundraising morning tea we would be very grateful.
 

Download a copy of the Bring Your Dog To Work Day poster here.