June 21 marks the fifteenth annual Take Your Dog to Work Day! This fun holiday, which is officially “hosted” by Pet Sitters International, is a great opportunity for pet owners to share their love of pets and encourage pet adoptions.

Before your pack up your pet and head to the office, try out these tips to ensure he’s ready to be on his best behavior.

  • Take your dog to a public place where you can coach them on the proper petiquette when meeting new people or dogs.

  • Simulate what the office atmosphere will be like by sitting in a desk chair and having your dog sit quietly near you.

  • Make sure they’re pest free, so your co-workers don’t spend the day itching, by applying flea and tick preventative.

  • So are you ready to bring  your pooch to work? Register your work place and start recruiting your officemate’s furry friends!

“Dogs are my favorite role models. I want to work like a dog, doing what I was born to do with joy and purpose.”  – Oprah Winfrey