Many people brought their four-legged friends to the office with them on this “Take Your Dog to Work Day.” The executive director of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Tom Colvin, says it’s a great idea. He says it’s an opportunity for companies to do something that boosts the moral of the their staff and employees.
Colvin says he’s heard of a lot of companies in the Hawkeye State that’re bringing in the canines. Colvin says it’s something that has swept the entire nation and has gained popularity across Iowa as well. Colvin says the dogs bring a new atmosphere to the workplace.
Colvin says he’s been to businesses that have done this and he says the entire day is lighthearted and there’s good morale among the employees. Colvin says pets are an important part of people’s lives. Colvin says it’s well documented that pets reduce blood pressure levels and reduce stress. Colvin says the dogs enjoy the special day too with the extra attention they get from company employees.