Celebrating the UK’s 6th Bring Your Dog to Work Day


On 21st June, local dog lovers at Barking Mad Pontypool will celebrate the UK’s official Bring Your Dog to Work Day (#BringYourDogToWorkDay) by attempting to set a brand-new doggy world record. The dog holiday specialists are planning to hold a live webinar, otherwise known as an online meeting or presentation, and inviting as many dogs as possible to attend. There is no charge to join and donations to approved dog charities are welcome including DogsForGood.

Alison Preece, Owner-Operator at Barking Mad Pontypool, said:

“We’d love to invite as many dogs to get involved as possible. The only requirement is that they have a human with a reliable internet connection, webcam and an audio headset! The webinar will be hosted from Barking Mad HQ with office dog, border collie Paddy, at the helm.”

The UK’s sixth official Bring Your Dog to Work Day will take place on Friday 21st June, encouraging businesses to welcome employees’ canine companions into the workplace just for one day, to raise money for charity. The event was founded and is organised by ethical dog grooming product company, HOWND, and aims to raise money for All Dogs Matter, Animals Asia and other charities chosen by participants.

www.bringyourdogtoworkday.co.uk says of the benefits of taking part:

“Many scientific studies have concluded that the presence of pets can substantially reduce a person’s stress level in the workplace. Increased job satisfaction, team co-operation and morale have all been reported in employees that spend the workday with their pets.”

A study published by the International Journal of Workplace Health Management (2010) adds weight to this argument, by concluding that the presence of dogs in the work place even had a positive effect on those employees who didn’t have a dog of their own.

As you might expect, Barking Mad is a huge advocate and official sponsor of the special day. Alison Preece continues:

“As a dog sitting professional, I feel incredibly lucky to be able to work with dogs and dog lovers every day but not everyone is so fortunate. Bring Your Dog to Work Day is a fantastic way to raise funds for animal charities and promote the positive effects of spending time with dogs. We will be using our Woofing Webinar to promote awareness of and raise money for our inspirational charity partner, Dogs for Good.”

To join in with the record attempt for the most dogs on a LIVE video conference call webinar, you can register your details here:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9103955577785747202 or contact richard@barkingmad.uk.com for more details.

Barking Mad is part of the Franchise Brands plc group of companies and is the UK’s favourite dog holiday company, as verified by TrustPilot. Contact Barking Mad at www.barkingmad.uk.com to find your dog’s home from home or start your dog sitting career today.


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