It's National Take Your Dog To Work Day

(PHOTO: Tami Chapell/ Special to the AJC)
(PHOTO: Tami Chapell/ Special to the AJC)

FOX19 - The National Take Your Dog to Work Day is an unofficial holiday and will take place this Friday.

It's always held on the first Friday after Father's Day.  It was started by Pet Sitters International as a way to encourage adoption.

It's also a day to celebrate the human-animal bond and put a spotlight on a dog's special ability to lower stress in the workforce.

Only about 12 percent of people are allowed to bring a dog into work. If you are planning to bring your dog to work, experts offer these tips.

Make sure your co-workers aren't allergic, have materials on hand for accidental messes, and don't forget to take them out during your work day!

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