Tomorrow is Take Your Dog to Work Day — will your pups accompany you to the office? Whether it's just for an hour, the whole day, or every week, check out my five tips to remember before letting a four-legged friend into a place with your two-legged ones.
The P@W (short for Pet At Work) is such a great way to tote a pet to the office, it's high on my latest items-to-lust-after list. Even though the official TYDTWDay isn't until June, I was so excited to spot this item, I just couldn't hold on 'til then.
The revolutionary travel system keeps your furry friend safely away from the rest of your bag's contents. It functions as a carrier – with a small detachable dome and comfy mat if you've got a meeting – and the separate, zippered section cushioned for your laptop and any paper work. What else do you need?! Oh yeah, that small pet to go inside.
In honor of Take Your Dog to Work Day and, for those of you participating in this holiday or lucky enough to bring your pooches to work every day, I've got a couple tips for making their office visits go swimmingly.
- Puppy Proof the Place Nothing sours the experience like something unexpected . . . and bad. Make sure you keep trash and food out of the way of your pup and ask others to do the same. Check around for wires, poisonous plants, and anything else you think they can get their noses into.
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I'm a huge fan of The Bark magazine, not only because it's based here on the West Coast, but they consistently report great info and news for dogs and their owners. In this month's issue – just in time for Take Your Dog to Work Day coming up on June 20 – Bark dug into the nation's most pet-friendly workplaces and came up with their top four faves. Not only does this story have me wanting to make a little space for North by my desk here at Sugar HQ, but it also has me saying "Awww!" since you know that both owners and pets have a blast at work every day!
- Amazon: Anywhere from 24 to 36 dogs come to work daily at the Seattle, WA, headquarters. Owners must first register their pups and agree to rules like keeping vaccines up to date and staying on a leash — unless they're in their office, of course.
- Healthwise: This Boise, ID, company that employs around 200 people have welcomed pets in the office since day one in 1975. Doggies must adhere to a "three-strikes" rule, ensuring that problem pooches get adequate warning before being booted. But with the miles of hiking trails that surround the complex, the pups seem to be too content (or just too tired) to cause trouble.
To see the remaining two dog-loving companies, just read more