It’s Bring Your Dog To Work Day this Friday – how to join in the fun

If you are one of many dog lovers here is something of interest.

It’s Bring Your Dog To Work (at home) Day this Friday – the UK’s best day out in for dogs

It is the 7th annual Bring Your Dog To Work Day this Friday (26th June), and this year they’ve turned this pupular charity day out into an exciting “day in” for our hardworking pawsome pals and their homeworking hoomans.

There are five pawtastic online events on the big day from celebrity judged Dog Shows to an exclusive Rescue Moon Bear Experience live from China celebrating that special bond we have with animals.

This year, the charity, started by ethical pet are brand HOWND are raising money for animal welfare charities that includes the Bring Your Dog To Work Day official charities – All Dogs Matter and Animals Asia.  

It’s kicking the day off at 8am when for the first time viewers in the UK will be able to see rescued Moon Bears forage for their enrichment treats at Animals Asia’s Sanctuary in China. Get your tissues ready as you hear the heart-warming rescue stories of these beautiful bears and you’ll meet two of the sanctuary’s resident dogs Muppet and ToZhai who were rescued from the meat trade. There will be a Q & A with the CEO and Founder of Animals Asia after the event. Tickets for this unique experience are limited and are a £33 donation (please see below for booking details).

Then the interactive doggie fun starts as four online dog shows are put on for dogs and their owners and families who havebeen ‘working’ together at home. Whether your pooch has been interning for you, running your zoom calls, helping with home schooling, or just helpfully licking the plates in a pre-rinse, Bring Your Dog To Work Day is going to be a huge celebration of all the joyful contributions your best friends have made during lockdown.

A host of dog loving celebrities including Eastenders Michelle Collins, Downton Abbey’s Peter Egan, Celebrity Vet Marc Abraham, Anna Webb author and host of BBC’s The Barking Hour will judge the four shows. So, come and join in, book online (donation of £10 per four-legged entrant per household to with all donations going to charity). It’s going to be a day packed with joy guaranteed to brush away those lockdown blues.

Dog Show Competition Categories

  • 11-12pm Britain’s Best-Behaved Office Dog – has your dog worked really hard and deserves a big pawmotion?
  • 1-2pm Lockdown Hero – has your dog gone that extra mile for you at home or cheering up your neighbours
  • 3-4pm Best Lookalike to pet parent or celebrity – does your dog look like you, your nan or someone famous?
  • 5-6pm Child Handler Kids what do you like doing best with your pooch? Now is your chance to show us what they can do

Like every year, businesses from all industries can upload their logo, URL, blurb and social media handles to the Bring Your Dog To Work Day homepage for a minimum of £150 donation and become official Pawsome Partners. Dog owners can upload a pooch selfie for a £10 donation to our Dog With A Job Hall of Fame competition –  with three lucky dogs and their parents scooping up prizes worth £100s.

Jo Amit, founder of Bring Your Dog To Work Day and co-owner of ethical pet product company HOWND says: “For many people this is the last working from home Friday before some of us go back to our offices, with or without our dogs.  We know from our own experience what a joy it has been having dogs in the “office” or “school room” when things have sometimes been stressful. “

Bring Your Dog To Work Day takes place from 8am – 6pm on Friday 26th June 2020.

Tickets cost £10 for each dog show per household, book on our website or at Eventbrite

The Rescue Moon Bear Experience will be led by Ryan Marcel Sucaet – China Bear and Vet Team Director of Animals Asia, tickets are £33 and can booked on our website or Eventbrite