Best practices for bringing your pet to work: If any of your pets will be joining you at work during Take Your Pet To Work Week, be sure to post your pictures with hashtag #takeyourpettoworkweek (we’ll share our favorites!) and keep these best practices in mind.
Get permission first. Always get permission before bringing any pet—regardless of species—to work during Take Your Pet To Work Week. Check with management and co-workers to see if anyone is allergic, afraid of or opposed to you bringing your pet to work during this special week. Be respectful of those you work with and plan an alternate celebration, if necessary. PSI makes a Take Your Cat To Work Day participation form and a Take Your Dog To Work Day participation form available, and you can edit these to apply to other pet types if needed. Not able to bring any pet to work? Consider posting your pet’s picture in your office or cubicle, or even plan a funny pet photo or video contest with your co-workers as another way to celebrate instead. Schedule your participation with other co-workers. If your company is participating, the event coordinator should know which co-workers will be bringing in what types of pets—and on what day. Depending on your pet type, plan accordingly. If your pet is uncomfortable around or hasn’t been exposed to specific pet types, schedule your pet to come in on a different day during the week. Regardless of your pet type, you know your pet best—and if he or she will experience anxiety or discomfort being in a new environment, you should choose an alternate way to celebrate. Keep your pet comfortable. To make your participation a success, don’t forget your pet’s comforts of home. Your needed supplies will vary depending on the type of pet you will bring with you, but be sure you have your pet’s food, some type of habitat/carrier/bed and other toys or supplies that may be needed.
Avoid forcing co-workers to interact with your pet. Remember, pet lovers will make themselves known, but you do need a way to keep your pet in your workspace unless management and co-workers have agreed to allow participating pets to roam freely. #animalrescue #adoptdontshop #rescue #animals #lasvegas