It's officially Bring Your Dog to Work Day (Friday, June 21).

Pet owners now have a valid excuse to bring their beloved dogs to work so there is no need to worry about leaving them at home.

At the same time, colleagues can enjoy having a furry companion in the office.

What is Bring Your Dog to Work Day?

Bring Your Dog To Work Day is an annual country-wide event that raises money for charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs.

All proceeds this year go to dog rescue charity All Dogs Matter, and an international charity Animals Asia.

Tomorrow will be the sixth day organised by HOWND, a dog grooming products business based in Borehamwood.

Businesses or dog owners who want to take part can become an official sponsor by making a donation online on

You can also choose to raise money for a charity of your choice

Dog lovers are encouraged to share their photos of the day on social media using #BringYourDogToWorkDay.

Why should I bring my dog to work?

Of course, it's common sense to ask your boss before you bring your dog to work. It may be that your workplace is not a suitable environment for pets.

It may help to mention to your boss that having an office dog could have some positive benefits for employee productivity and wellbeing - according to HOWND.

The Borehamwood-based businesses says the presence of pets can substantially reduce a person’s stress level in the workplace.

Please send us your pics

Are you getting involved tomorrow? If so, please share pictures of your dog at work with us. Email