Are you one of the lucky people who get to take their dog to the office? Aside from secretly wishing we could come to work with you, we’ve heard on The Dogvine (pun intended) that there’s canine competition just launched especially for you and your office dog!
Cross Office Dog Of the Year 2018
Cross Pens who are synonymous with office style when it comes to pens, have launched a nationwide search to find the Cross Office Dog of The Year to celebrate 2018 being Year of The Dog…and the search is now open for four-legged submissions!
The prize-winning pooch (and their human) will win a Special Edition Cross Townsend Year of the Dog Pen featuring 23ct gold engraving in the shape of a dog plus a stunning red Swarowski crystal inset into the top of the cap. Worth pointing out that if your human was to purchase the Year of the Dog Pen, prices start from £208. The office dog prize pack will also include a unique one-of-a-kind dog tag and more pawsome prizes from Higher Nature and PetSafe®.
According to research curated by Cross, 8% of UK businesses now have a four-legged employee or two in the building. There are also some signficant stats that support why more businesses should be encouraging canine co-workers:
- 88% of UK employees say having a dog in the office improves morale
- Office dogs result in increased creativity and mindfulness as well as reducing stress and anxiety
- In 2016, UK businesses lost over 10 million working days due to stress and mental health related illness. The Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International estimates that owning a pet could save the NHS around £2.45 billion a year!
We’re raising our paws in support of the UK having more office dogs and are pleased to see initiatives such as the Cross Office Dog of the Year and the annual Bring Your Dog To Work Day run by Hownd, which has been such a success.
How To Enter The Cross Office Dog Of the Year
So if you think you’ve got what it takes to be the Cross Office Dog of the Year, entries are now open, with one winner and two runners up to be decided by an illustrious panel of judges.