National Take Your Dog to Work Day 2020 – June 26

Most of us dread the standard 8-to-5 workday, and we can’t wait for the weekend to arrive. But if there’s one time during the year that you may look forward to Friday more than Saturday, it’s probably during National Take Your Dog to Work Day, which occurs on the Friday after Father’s Day each year. (Sometimes this is the third Friday in June, and sometimes it’s the fourth Friday.) Now, you’re going to have to make sure you have the permission of your boss and company before you bring Fido to work on National Take Your Dog to Work Day. Some workplaces may frown on this holiday, concerned about messes a dog may make or out of concern for people who may have allergies to dog fur. But if you receive the green light from your company, this holiday is a great way to show off your dog to your coworkers. National Take Your Dog to Work Day began in 1999 as a way to celebrate companion dogs and to encourage adoptions. Having your dog at work with you all day may make it a little tough to get all of your tasks done. But having the dog with you may allow you to interact with your coworkers in a whole new way, as the dog is a great icebreaker. Pitch that idea of promoting better communication and teamwork to your boss, and you may convince him or her to allow you to have Fido sitting next to your desk, celebrating this holiday.