Businesses celebrate 16th annual Take Your Dog To Work Day - CBS46 News

Businesses celebrate 16th annual Take Your Dog To Work Day

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Friday is the 16th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day, taking place at businesses worldwide, including CBS46.

North Carolina based Pet Sitters International started TYDTWD to celebrate dogs and promote animal adoptions. The annual event is always celebrated on the Friday following Father's Day.

Studies have touted the positive impact of dogs in the workplace and participation in TYDTWD is a fun, low-cost "pet perk" to offer employees at a time when some businesses have been forced to cut jobs and decrease benefits.

According to PetMD.com, benefits to bringing your pet to work include:

  • Stress relief
  • Encourages longer work hours
  • Increased camaraderie

To learn how you can adopt a pet, contact the Atlanta Humane Society, Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption or your local shelter.

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