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MUTT’S HAPPENING: Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Take Your Dog to Work Day is just a few days away on Friday, June 23rd – are you ready?! Taking your four-legged best friend to work may be one of the best things ever, but you need to make sure you are prepared. Here are some ideas on how to keep your pooch happy while they’re at the office:

  1. Bring familiar items to the office with you. When bringing your dog to work, bring Bowser’s favorite bed or blanket. Not only will this give your pooch a comfy place to rest while you work, but the familiar scent will help calm Bowser down in an unfamiliar place.
  2. Keep them preoccupied. Whether it be a long-lasting chew or a toy, having something your dog can preoccupy themselves with while you’re working is key. The dogs at Mutt HQ LOVE the Earth Animal Dog Chews, as they are not only long-lasting, but they are packed with flavor!
  3. Make sure they are nice and clean! A clean dog is a happy dog, and your co-workers will be happy to love on a clean dog, too! Treat your pup to a bath or give them a fresh scent with some Buddy Splash deodorizer so they are ready to take on their big office debut.
  4. Treat yourself to our Yappy Hour when the day is over! Stop by our Solana Beach store on Friday, June 23rd from 4-6PM for a special Take Your Dog to Work Day Yappy Hour! Sydnee’s Grooming will be on site offering grooming services, we’ll have refreshments for both you and your dog, and our friends at Helen Woodward will be accepting food donations! You won’t want to miss this fun event full of playing and socialization!

 

MUTT’S HAPPENING: Take Your Dog to Work Day!

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Did you know that Take Your Dog to Work Day is this Friday, June 24th? Although it’s hard for us to believe that people can’t take their dogs to work every day (we’re lucky enough to be able to!), we’re excited that others will be able to experience having a dog in the workplace. Here’s a list of reasons why dogs are so great to have in the office:

  1. They’re therapeutic. There are therapy dogs for a reason! Dogs bring comfort, especially when one is feeling stressed. All you have to do is give some love to a dog to make your day better than it was!
  2. They’re entertaining. Glance over at a dog and they’re guaranteed to make you laugh or smile. It’s worth taking your eyes off of your computer for a minute!
  3. They give you a reason to go outside. Dogs have to go for a walk and go to the bathroom, which is a great way for you to get out of your office and enjoy some fresh air. It’s relaxing!
  4. They’re out of the house. How much guilt do you feel when you have to leave your dog for work? We do when we don’t bring them to the office. Bringing them to work not only relieves your stress, but relieves theirs from being at home anxiously waiting for you to get back!
  5. They get to explore new surroundings. When dogs go to a new place, they’re excited because of all the new smells! They sometimes can get a little frightened at the beginning, so make sure to keep them comfortable. We recommend bringing a mat or a favorite toy of theirs that smells like home.

We encourage everyone to bring their dog to work this Friday. If you do, make sure to share your pictures with us on Facebook or tag us on Instagram (@muttropolis)!

Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Today is one of our favorite days of the year – Take Your Dog to Work Day! We hope all of you are celebrating the day by bringing your pups to work! Here's some pictures of our pups at Mutt HQ working hard! Join us on our Facebook page and Instagram page and send us pictures of your pups hard at work!

Chewie and Kiiah   Angela Reggie
Kiiah working while Chewie sleeps!        Reggie helping Angela get work done!

Take Your Dog to Work Day Done Right in Four Easy Steps

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Numerous studies show that having a pet makes you happier and can even add years to your life.  We at Muttropolis know this, which is why we ALWAYS bring our dogs to work! There are endless positive paw-sabilities (har-har) to having a dog in the workplace, too – the International Journal of Workplace Health Management says that furry friends in the office can lead to lower stress levels among employees and boost morale. We love having our dogs in the office and frequently take breaks from staring at our computer screens to not only walk them, but pet them and kiss them as much as we can!

Take Your Dog to Work Day is celebrating its 15th year this Friday, June 20th, so why not bring your pup to the workplace? Here’s some tips to help you get the most out of Take Your Dog to Work Day:

 

1.       Create a Hospitable Environment

Everyone loves pets, but forewarning fellow employees of your plans of bringing your pup to work is always important, just in case someone has a pet allergy or you have any workers that are uncomfortable with the idea of having animals in the office. Once your plans are set, make sure to check out your office area, including:

  • Finding green space nearby for your pup to go to the bathroom (this is REALLY important – no one wants to have an accident on the work carpet!)
  • Bathing and grooming your pup before their debut, perhaps even dressing up your pup with designer dog collars or stylish dog apparel – why not!?
  • Eliminating or securing hazards such as poisonous plants, cleaners and electrical cords

 

2.       Bring a Doggie Bag

Just as you pack your lunch, be sure to bring all the necessary items for your dog. Food, treats, toys, poop bags and a leash are must-haves for the big day.

 

3.       Create a Comfort Zone

Make sure your work space if comfortable enough for your Bowser. To get your dog to love your work space, try to bring a bit of home to your office. Bringing a dog bed will make your dog feel like they’re at home! 

 

4.       Plan an Exit Strategy

Accidents tend to happen – that’s okay! Make sure to bring pet-friendly disinfectant just in case an accidents occur. You may want to be prepared to take your dog home just in case he’s not comfy in the office space. Discuss plans with a manager ahead of time to ensure you will be able to take your dog home if you need to. 

Take Your Dog to Work Day is a great way to introduce your co-workers to your furry best friend! By taking these few steps, you can ensure the day goes smoothly. For more ideas on how to make your pet comfortable at home or work, check out our selection of fun dog toys, dog collars, dog beds and more at www.muttropolis.com.