Take Your Dog to Work Day is today, June 21. TYDTWDay® was started back in 1999 by Pet Sitters International as a way to promote pet adoption and celebrate our great companion dogs. I can only guess how few companies were dog friendly in 1999, so this was probably a very novel concept. However, currently 20 percent of U.S. employers allow people to bring their pets to work daily, usually dogs, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA).
Many workers are so devoted to their pets that they’ll only consider taking jobs where they can bring them along. SimplyHired.com is a job searching site that lists job openings of companies that will also allow you to bring along Fido. A poll conducted by Dogster and Simply Hired found that 66 percent of the 150 dog owners surveyed would work longer hours if their dog was with them. And 30 percent would even take a 5 percent pay cut to bring along Fido.