COMPANY PRESS RELEASE
RELEASED THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000, 7AM EST
DogFriendly.com and Replacement's Ltd. Encourage Employers and
Employees to Participate in the Second Take Your Dog To Work Day...and Everyday
PLACERVILLE, California -- June 15, 2000 -- DogFriendly.com, (http://www.dogfriendly.com)
an online resource dedicated to finding places that people and dogs can enjoy together
and Replacements Ltd. (http://www.replacements.com) the world's largest retailer
of old and new china, crystal, silver and collectibles are teaming up to encourage
employers and employees to participate in the second Take Your Dog To Work Day on
Friday, June 23, 2000...and everyday.
Replacements, Ltd., based in Greensboro, North Carolina, made history in June of
1999 by co-sponsoring the nation's first ever Take Your Dog to Work Day. Over 75
dogs participated in the first Take Your Dog To Work Day at Replacements Ltd. This
year they expect to have over 100 dogs. But the dogs do not come just once a year.
There are about 35 pooches that come to work on a daily basis. "I have found
bringing your dog to work with you can be soothing and relaxing and I encourage my
640 employees to do the same," said Bob Page, Owner of Replacements, Ltd. To
find out more about Replacements, Ltd.'s dog-friendly workplace, view video clips
online at DogFriendly.com.
DogFriendly.com encourages companies to allow dogs in the workplace not only on Take
Your Dog To Work Day, but everyday. "Many pet associations, employers and employees
have shown that dogs at work increase staff morale and reduce stress levels,"
said Tara Kain, Founder of DogFriendly.com. "Employees are more willing to work
overtime because their pooch is sitting next to them."
If your company is interested in starting a pet-friendly environment, DogFriendly.com
offers a sample pet policy:
||-- Dogs should be leashed or in a closed office or cubicle
with a child gate.
-- Dogs must be well-behaved and not aggressive towards
-- Dogs must be on a flea program and current on all
-- "Three accidents and you're out" rule.
Some companies allow only three bathroom accidents per dog and then the dog must
stay at home, unless the dog comes back potty trained.
-- Dog owners must clean up after their dog outside.
There should be an outside garbage can for the poop.
-- Some companies will exempt dogs from conference rooms,
restrooms and cafeterias, especially if someone is afraid of or allergic to dogs.
If you are looking for a pet-friendly workplace, DogFriendly.com lists over 200 dog-friendly
employers throughout the United States. These companies allow their employees to
bring dogs to work on a regular basis, usually every day. The employers listed on
DogFriendly.com make up the following categories:
||-- High-Tech Industry 27%
-- Pet-Related Industry 13%
-- Healthcare 13%
-- Retail 10%
The following groups were 6% or less: Manufacturing, Construction, Home Repair, Government
Agencies, Movie Industry, Media and Miscellaneous.
For a detailed list of dog-friendly companies visit http://www.dogfriendly.com.
About DogFriendly.com, Inc.
Since its inception in June 1998, DogFriendly.com publishes a free online resource
for dog lovers. Its motto is "Go Places With Your Dog" and is dedicated
to finding places that people and canines can enjoy together! Headquartered in Placerville,
California, it can be found on the Internet at http://www.dogfriendly.com.
Go Places With Your Dog!
For more information on Replacements, Ltd. and their Take Your Dog To Work Day,
Manager of Public Relations
336-697-3000 ext. 2552