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UK's First Bring Your Dog To Work Day

27 May 2014

UK - Set to be held on Friday 27 June 2014, businesses from across the UK will welcome their dog-loving employees into the workplace, along with their loyal four-legged companions.

The UK’s first Bring Your Dog to Work day is a new initiative to help raise money for animal welfare organisations.

All funds raised from the event will be split between three animal welfare organisations, carefully chosen because of their noticeable work for protecting and promoting the welfare of vulnerable animals.

The chosen charities are: London-based dog rescue and rehoming charity All Dogs Matter, Animals Asia which aims to improve the welfare of dogs and cats in China and Vietnam, and Pup Aid, which campaigns to end the practice of puppy farming in the UK.

Jo Amit is the co-founder of natural grooming product company Butch & Bess, one of two pet industry businesses behind the initiative. She says: “Many scientific studies have shown that the presence of pets can substantially reduce a person’s stress level in the workplace and be beneficial to a person's well being,”

“So we thought an annual Bring Your Dog To Work Day would be an excellent way to highlight the role dogs can play in creating a productive work environment, while raising money for three organisations that champion the rights of animals. And if you already take your dog to work, even better!”

In return for a minimum donation of £50, participating businesses can become official sponsors for the event, with a company logo and website link displayed on the Bring Your Dog to Work Day homepage.

Individuals are also eligible to participate for a minimum donation of £2, providing they gain permission from their employer.

Click here for further information, or to donate and participate.

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