Guest blog by Katie Schnob, Copywriter/Community Manager, Acart Communications – Paw Pantry Partner
You might want to grab a treat with your coffee today — a dog treat that is, because it’s Take Your Pet to Work Day! Founded in 1999, this national event promotes pet adoption, helps raise money for non-profit organizations that are making a difference in the lives of animals, and celebrates the joys of owning a dog, cat, or other small pet.
I work in a pet-friendly advertising agency, so I have experienced firsthand how animals can uplift a person’s mood. And I’m not just speaking biasedly (though my family does own two adopted cats that I am madly obsessed with!); according to WebMD, petting a dog or cat can lower your blood pressure, release relaxation hormones, lower stress hormones, and even make you happier.
The health benefits make a lot of sense… how can you stay sad or stressed when you have a fur ball with puppy eyes and a big goofy smile looking back at you?!