Help to raise money for All Dogs Matter and Animals Asia
It is the 7th annual Bring Your Dog To Work Day this Friday (26th June). This year the charity day out has been turned into a “day in” for our hardworking pawsome pals and their home-working hoomans.
There are five online events on the big day, from celebrity judged Dog Shows to an exclusive Rescue Moon Bear Experience live from China, celebrating that special bond we have with animals.
This year, the charity, started by ethical pet are brand HOWND is raising money for animal welfare charities which includes the Bring Your Dog To Work Day official charities – All Dogs Matter and Animals Asia.
Jo Amit, founder of Bring Your Dog To Work Day and co-owner of HOWND, said:
“For many people this is the last working from home Friday before some of us go back to our offices, with or without our dogs. We know from our own experience what a joy it has been having dogs in the “office” or “school room” when things have sometimes been stressful.
“Dogs always contribute positively to our mental health and have really stepped up during lockdown. They’ve brought happiness and comfort, kept us company and got us out of our homes to exercise.
“We’re proud to be involved in something that is doing good and also bringing a lot of joy to the workplace.”
Four virtual dog shows throughout the day
The day starts at 8am when for the first time viewers in the UK will be able to see rescued Moon Bears forage for their enrichment treats at Animals Asia’s Sanctuary in China.
Viewer will hear the rescue stories of these beautiful bears and will also ‘meet’ two of the sanctuary’s resident dogs, Muppet and ToZhai. Both were rescued from the meat trade.
There will be a Q & A with the ceo and founder of Animals Asia after the event. Tickets for this unique experience are limited and are a £33 donation.
Then the interactive doggie fun starts with four online dog shows for dogs and their owners and families who have been ‘working’ together at home:
- 11-12pm Britain’s Best-Behaved Office Dog – has your dog worked really hard and deserves a big pawmotion?
- 1-2pm Lockdown Hero – has your dog gone that extra mile for you at home or cheering up your neighbours
- 3-4pm Best Lookalike to pet parent or celebrity – does your dog look like you, your nan or someone famous?
- 5-6pm Child Handler Kids what do you like doing best with your pooch? Now is your chance to show us what they can do
A host of dog loving celebrities including Eastenders Michelle Collins, Downton Abbey’s Peter Egan, Celebrity Vet Marc Abraham, and Anna Webb, author and host of BBC’s The Barking Hour, will judge the four shows.
Book your entry online (donation of £10 per four-legged entrant per household to with all donations going to charity). It’s going to be a day packed with joy guaranteed to brush away those lockdown blues.
Dog owners can also upload a pooch selfie for Dog With A Job Hall of Fame competition for a £10 donation. Three lucky dogs and their parents will scoop up prizes worth £100s.
Whether your pooch has been interning for you, running your zoom calls, helping with home schooling, or just helpfully licking the plates in a pre-rinse, Bring Your Dog To Work Day will be a huge celebration of all the joyful contributions your best friends have made during lockdown.
Follow updates throughout the day by looking for #Bringyourdogtoworkday on social media.