Take Your Dog To Work Day is possibly the best thing to come out of these past few weeks

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June 23 is the most wonderful time of the year.

Two bulldogs on leads

Get ready to resent your non-participating colleagues: today is officially Take Your Dog To Work Day.

The pupportunity to spend the entire working day with the most loving animal ever couldn’t fall on a better day than Brexit day, for some.

And while haters will complain of holiday fatigue, it’s really the only festivity worth celebrating so feast your eyes on these wondrous floofs.

Meet Mabel, the most dedicated band technician a drummer could ask for.

— Craig Blundell (@craigblundell) June 23, 2017

Hey, Rory, what’s the story?

— Sheena McStravick (@Sheena_McS) June 23, 2017

Trailblazing Lola wants you to know she is breaking gender stereotypes with her construction hi-vis.


— Pixie Dust (@pdmerchandising) June 23, 2017

Harry here is no good for a tea round but his human says he is the boss, after all. A boss with serious style.

— danuta piekarski (@dpiekarski1985) June 23, 2017

We interrupt your borkventure to bring you a bit of history about the day. Launched in 1999 by US-based Pet Sitters International, Take Your Dog To Work Day is now held on one Friday each year.


It aims to promote pup-less colleagues to adopt dogs from shelters and this year’s June 23 event is the 19th annual celebration.

The UK, Australia and the US are among pupticipating countries as the event has gained popularity over the years.

In true 21st-century dedication, the day has an entire Twitter dedicated to it – with several tips for a smooth experience.

— TYDTWDay (@takeyourdog) June 16, 2017

Here’s a reminder to make sure your dog is primed and ready to make a top first impression.

— TYDTWDay (@takeyourdog) June 18, 2017

If you happen to work with (heartless and soulless) pup-averse colleagues, this tip is for you.

— TYDTWDay (@takeyourdog) June 21, 2017

Back to the scheduled programme.

Check out these PR borkers.

— Neo PR (@NeoPRLtd) June 23, 2017

You are under pawrrest! Phoebe is taking her Police Community Support Officer role very, very seriously.

— Sudbury Police (@PoliceSudbury) June 23, 2017

Last, but by no means least: It’s been a pretty good week for new Radio 2 presenter Ed Miliband. Here is seen posing with Winston, a colleague’s doggo/bear.

— John C A Hemingway (@W1maddog) June 23, 2017

As you’d expect, cat-lovers are already waging a war. Can’t a dog get some love for just one day?

— Evie the Cat (@HMCabinetCat) June 23, 2017

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