South Yorkshire pet owners urged to take their dog to work

John Gilburn, chairman of Sheffield Retired Greyhound Trust and Owlerton managing director, with Lucy
John Gilburn, chairman of Sheffield Retired Greyhound Trust and Owlerton managing director, with Lucy
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The managing director of Sheffield’s Owlerton Greyhound Stadium is encouraging dog owners to take their four-legged friends into work.

John Gilburn is calling for people to take their dog into the office on Friday, June 20 as part of Take Your Dog To Work Day.

The event was created in 1999 to celebrate the great companions dogs make and encourage adoptions from local farms, shelters and rescue groups.

Owlerton Greyhound Stadium works closely with the Sheffield branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust, which has rehomed more than 1,750 greyhounds.

Mr Gilburn, chairman of the Sheffield Retired Greyhound Trust and managing director of Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, said: “My dog, Lucy, a greyhound collie cross, spends a few days a week in our office and it has a really positive impact on the workplace and our employees.

“We’re encouraging as many businesses and organisations as possible to benefit from pet perks by opening up their workplaces to employees’ four-legged friends on this special day to celebrate the human-canine bond and also promote adoptions from the Sheffield Retired Greyhound Trust.”