Bring Your Dog to Work Day: This Dog Office Policy is Howlarious!


Observed on 23rd June 2023, National Bring Your Dog to Work Day is an annual event that helps raise awareness of animal welfare charities. And of course, it’s also a great excuse for your pup to join you at your workplace!

As a company that specialises in personalised pet gifts, it’s probably no surprise that Yappy HQ is very much a dog-friendly office.

We love our furry friends sharing our workspace, but there are just a few rules that our canine co-workers must obey to ensure that humans and hounds work happily together (such as thou shalt not poopeth on the flooreth).

Keep reading as we share:

  • The History of Bring Your Dog to Work Day

  • Yappy’s Howlarious Dog Office Policy

  • The Benefits of Bringing Your Dog to Work

  • Work Essentials Every Dog Lover Needs

Here’s a little peek at life inside our furbulous dog-friendly office!

The History of Bring Your Dog to Work Day

Firstly, you may be wondering where the idea for this furbulous day came about.

Well, Bring Your Dog to Work Day was founded in 2014 by an ethical pet product company called Hownd. They created the day to raise funds for animal charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs, as well as showcase the positive impact of having pets at work.

It’s also worth noting that there’s a version of this holiday in the USA called Take Your Dog to Work Day, which was founded in 1999 by Pet Sitters International.

At Yappy, we’re big fans of bringing our doggos to work. Here’s some of our furbulous work family strolling into the office…

Yappy’s Howlarious Dog Office Pawlicy

Without further ado, below is our unique office dog policy, which has been carefully put together with Yappy’s amazing office dogs in mind.

We’ve made sure to only include the most impawtant points…

1. Say hello to every hooman in the office

Well, it’d be rude not to, right? Here’s Pepper the Miniature Dachshund happily smiling hello next to her very own personalised metal sign.


2. Thou shalt not poopeth on the flooreth

It’s the moment that no dog parent enjoys: that split second when their pup squats down into that all-too-familiar stance and all they can do is say no no no, not there! But it’s too late.

Luckily, our pooches are very good at telling us when they need to go and we have a large supply of poop bags on hand if an accident happens. You can get yours here!


3. Save zoomies for lunchtime walkies

We know that sometimes the urge to zoom is strong, but just think how much more fun that lunchtime zoom will be when the time comes.


4. Thou shalt not mistake a mouse for a real mouse

We know, we know, it’s an easy mistake to make. If your office dog is on the prowl for something squeaky then we’d recommend a toy instead!


5. No excessive barking

Bark? Me? Never! We think Pepper was simply too cosy here to make a peep.


6. Respect personal privacy of all staff (no sniffing bums)

We understand that’s how doggos say hello, but we hoomans do things a little differently.

7. Thou shalt not steal food from desks

Sorry, Lottie! Thankfully we have a range of yummy dog treats that our pups can tuck into instead.


8. Thou shalt not kill anything other than toys 

If your dog really wants to sink their teeth into something then we’ve got just the thing. No toys were harmed in the taking of this photo.


9. Thou shalt not commit dog-dultery – be loyal to your office dog buddy

Even if that office dog buddy, is in fact yourself.


10. Obey your dog pawrent at all times

Dog pawrents know best! Keep your furry friend close with cosy home comforts like an ultra-comfortable dog bed and a snuggly cushion.


The Benefits of Bringing Your Dog to Work

Providing your place of work is safe to bring your furry friend and they won’t get up to too much mischief, bringing your dog to work has lots of tail-waggingly lovely benefits.

Just the sight of a cute dog at work is enough to instantly boost everyone’s mood and morale, plus dogs get to be in the company of their pawrent and socialise with a bunch of new people (who’ll probably be thrilled to meet them too). Fur-get team building, there’s nothing like bonding over a shared love of animals to bring colleagues together!

Plus, Bring Your Dog to Work Day isn’t just a chance to post adorable photos and videos of your dog sat at a computer on your socials, it’s a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of pet welfare charities and contribute to a great cause.

Work Essentials Every Dog Lover Needs

At Yappy we’ve got everything you need to give your workspace a pup-grade! Whether you’re looking for yourself or a fellow dog lover, add heaps of fun and pawsonality to your stationery and office accessories with these perfectly pawsonalised work essentials.

From personalised notebooks and planners to colourful mouse mats and mugs that feature your dog’s face, you won’t find these gifts anywhere else. Come and find your favourites today! is a personalised pet product shop for dog and cat lovers, simply select a breed and icon and add your pet’s name to create a personalised shop just for you and your pet!

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