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    "Take Your Dog to Work Day" Promotes "Human-Dog Bonding"
    By Rachel Hatzipanagos, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
    June 24 2006

    A jumpy 2-year-old dog with a name fit for royalty, Princess Abigail Daisy DeFalco (Abby for short) scampers from one end of her owner's office to another, wagging her tail and putting her paws right up on the wooden conference table. Angel DeFalco, Abby's owner, took her on Friday to work at DeFalco Real Estate Group in Boca Raton in honor of "Take Your Dog to Work Day".

    "I heard about it on the radio, and I thought it would be a fun idea," DeFalco says.

    "Take Your Dog to Work Day" is an international holiday hosted by the organization Pet Sitters International. The holiday, now in its eighth year, is the official day when owners get to show off their dogs to co-workers. The trade organization made up of pet sitters reports that 10,000 companies around the world register for the event online. According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association's survey of 619 employees, one in five companies allows pets in the workplace.

    With more dogs entering the workplace every day, the official "Take Your Dog to Work Day" promotes what Pet Sitters International calls "human-dog bonding" and animal adoptions, spokesman John Long says.

    "We were disturbed by the pet overpopulation problem and we wanted to focus on something proactive and helping people. We hope the day encourages dog-less folks to go down and buy animals of their own," Long says.

    While bringing a dog to work may be fun for owners, there are some things to consider beforehand. One of them is to plan ahead with co-workers and check if anyone has allergies.

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    While I think pets are a very important addition to a family, I can think of far more reasons not to bring that pet {in this case a dog} to work than what the benefits would be.
     
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    Human-Dog Bonding: here
     
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    lmao :) :cof:
     
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    On a sad note - I feel a little disgusted when I see Animals placed on a like-level as humans. It's degrading to people.
     
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