One of these days I'm going to get a dog and be the happiest girl in the world (Don't tell my cats I said that). Unfortunately, that means moving out of my awesome, but no-dogs-allowed apartment. Until then, I'm stoked that The Bold Italic is a dog-friendly office and we have lots of furry visitors on a weekly basis. Not only is it fun to take a break from working to play with our little buddies, but it's been proven that having dogs around the office (given that you don't have allergies) is good for reducing stress.
Friday is Take Your Dog to Work Day, a howl-aday (ugh, sorry, couldn't help myself) that's not only about celebrating our canines, but also about encouraging people to adopt dogs from shelters and rescues. One SF rescue that participates in Take Your Dog to Work Day is Muttville, one of my favorite local groups that rescues senior and special needs dogs from shelters and finds them homes. This TYDWD, Muttville will be shuttling some senior pooches to dog-friendly offices, including Advent Software, Zynga, OpenDNS, and Udemy. The cool part about this program is it's a symbiotic relationship: the dogs get socialized, pet, loved, and maybe even adopted; while the humans get the relaxing effects of hanging with an awesome, chill dog. That's the great thing about senior dogs -- they've been around the block, so they're not usually all crazy hyper and they're potty trained!
If you work at a dog-friendly company and are interested in having some senior dogs in your office, email Muttville at email@example.com. And if you want to do some extra good, help Muttville win a new Toyota minivan to transport their golden oldies in style.
Top image of TBI pup Zuni, all other photos courtesy of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue