Posted by Aston Avery

Bring Your Dog To Work Day

Friday 24 June is National Bring Your Dog to Work Day, and Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity is encouraging organisations and workforces to discuss making their place of work dog friendly long-term, not just for one day.

Britain saw a 24% rise in dog ownership during the pandemic. Dogs Trust’s inaugural National Dog Survey carried out in October 2021 – the biggest ever survey of dog owners, with over 350,000 respondents – revealed deep concerns from owners about what they would do about dog care after they returned to work.

Over a third of respondents were working from home at the time and 55,000 said that, ideally, they would like to take their dogs to work, but that their employers wouldn’t allow them to do so.

Aston spoke to canine behaviour officer at Dogs Trust Katharine Creagh.

Photo by Berkay Gumustekin on Unsplash

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