A Sheltie’s Work is NEVER done! #takeyourdogtoworkday

Logo courtesy of Take Your Dog To Work Day on Twitter

Hi my furry friends! Today is “Take Your Dog to Work Day!” Now, since I am a “working” dog or a “herding” dog, EVERY DAY is “Take Your Dog to Work Day” for me! I  work 24/7 as permanent security and I am doggone good at it! I even blogged about it a while back!

Also, since Mom “works” from home, (ok she CALLS it work, but I don’t call playing Words with Friends and playing Song Pop all day WORKING, but I digress…..) so I am ALWAYS at “work” with her! Truth be told it is ME who is always working but I will let Mom believe that she is.

More than just a fun day in the office, Take Your Dog To Work Day was created to give back to the pet community from which PSI member pet sitters earn their livings. While the event offers a fun opportunity to have dogs at work, its purpose since the inaugural celebration has always been to encourage pet adoptions.

Since 1999, PSI has promoted pet adoptions through this annual campaign. To further this mission, PSI created the Pet Adoption Advocate of the Year Award in 2012 to honor one PSI member each year who has gone above and beyond to promote local pet adoptions. PSI makes a $500 donation to the animal shelter or pet-rescue group of the recipient’s choice.

Learn more about the 2017 Pet Adoption Advocate of the Year.

Whether your dog is able to join you or not, there are numerous ways to support the day: 

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I had to laugh when I heard  today was Take Your Dog To Work Day…that in itself isn’t funny, Take Your Dog To Work Day is for a good cause.

Are you familiar with why this day exists?

From their website:

“First celebrated in 1999, Pet Sitters International’s Take Your Dog To Work Day® (TYDTWDay®) was created to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. This annual event asks pet lovers to celebrate the humane-canine bond and promote pet adoption by encouraging their employers to supportTYDTWDay. Employers are encouraged to open their workplace to employees’ four-legged friends on this one special day.”

I think this is great!

Aside from joining their owners at work there are dogs with all sorts of jobs. There are:

  • Fire Dogs
  • Police Dogs
  • Service Dogs
  • Dogs in the Army
  • Performing Dogs
  • Hunting Dogs

All sorts of dogs have all sorts of jobs!

I am a Shetland Sheepdog and my breed is considered to be a “working” dog. It is only natural that I would go to work with my Mom.

What strikes me as funny is….my Mom HAS NO JOB!!! BOL! We live in Michigan remember? There ARE NO JOBS IN MICHIGAN!

Mom calls blogging “working from home” whatevah!!! Between you and I, I see her pounding the keyboard in Words With Friends more than I see her working.

SOMEBODY has to bring home the bacon! BONES!

So what do ya think? Ya think I look “business-like” enough to go to work?

I thought so!

Now…if we could just find Mom a job I’d be all set!

Whatever your “job” is, help spread the word about Take Your Dog To Work Day ok?

Barks and licks and love, Dakota