National Take Your Dog to Work Day is annually observed on a special day in June, but everyone knows at Purina that every day is take your dog to work day. Purina World Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri is well equipped with all the bells and whistles to make our 55-acre corporate campus a haven for dogs (and cats!). The "Barkyard" dog park (for all dog sizes), motion-censored water fountains, pet-friendly offices and common areas, as well as just the sheer amount of pet lovers everywhere at all times are simply just a few of the "purrrr-ks" for pets at Purina. In 2015, we took it to the next level to honor and celebrate National Take Your Dog to Work Day. And we did it to spark a movement at workplaces around the globe.
To celebrate, Purina organized events throughout the day for associates and their pets all day long, including "Paw-ttery", "Yappy Hour", professional black and white photos with your pet, a pet photo booth, and dog show performances by our Purina Pro Plan Performance Team. The highlight of the day? An attempt to set a RecordSetter.com World Record for ‘Most Pets in a Workplace in One Day'. A whopping 281 pets made it to work and out to the front lawn for a Purina Family photo!
Breaking the World Record
"Having pets walking through our offices every day makes for a warmer, friendlier environment at Purina, and we believe it helps with our productivity," said Dr. Kurt Venator, a Purina veterinarian. "We realize it won't work for every company and every pet owner, but we encourage other companies to try it and see for themselves how bringing pets to work can be a real benefit — for pets and their owners."
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