Friday 26th June is Bring Your Dog To Work Day businesses across the UK will welcome their dog loving employees into the workplace, along with their loyal (and well-behaved) four-legged companions.
This year the event is raising money for All Dogs Matter, a charity that re-homes hundreds of dogs every year in London and Norfolk. Just a small £2 donation could be used to buy food for one day.
Businesses can donate online (minimum £50) to take part and become a sponsor, while individuals can gift online or via text (minimum of £2) and upload a pooch selfie. A £5 donation will see you automatically entered into a prize draw worth over £700.
“We’ve been blown away with the traction this year’s Bring Your Dog To Work Day has had with businesses and the public. All kinds of businesses – such as news media websites, hair salons, car dealers, pet product manufacturers and marketing companies – have donated,” explains Jo Amit, co-founder of dog grooming product company HOWND, the company behind the initiative.
“There’s still time for both businesses and individuals to donate and get involved too, even if they already take a dog to work.”
ITV This Morning presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford were amongst thousands of enthusiastic participants back in 2014. Comedian and animal rights campaigner Ricky Gervais expressed support for this year’s Bring Your Dog To Work Day by posting the event to his 8.27 million Twitter followers.
The award-winning sitcom writer also mentioned the event to his three million Facebook fans, raising hopes that thousands more will donate and participate next week.
Most of this year’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day business sponsors have also come together to encourage individual donations.
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