Approached by the Nottingham Post with a paw-some idea, Air-IT were keen to take part in the 4th annual Bring Your Dog to Work Day on Friday 23rd June. We followed Rupert for the day to find out what office life is like from a dog’s eye view.
A regular visitor to the office, Rupert is the much-loved pet of CEO Todd McQuilkin. A handsome English Bull-dog he is a huge hit with the staff here at Air-IT and can often be found hot desking for back scratches while he checks on the daily progress of the team.
Rupert – The DogCam Movie
We got the call from The Post asking if we would like to take part in their project using the latest Go Pro technology to film a day in the life of an office dog. Having tasted fame earlier in the year when he fronted a beer festival concept branded ‘Air O’ The Dog’, Rupert was keen to get on board.
Once he was kitted out in the custom harness and DogCam, Rupert went about his usual daily duties. You can view the full video below.
Being the dog CEO of a company like Air-IT is not a job to be sniffed at. Scientific studies have shown that the presence of pets in the work place can reduce stress levels substantially. A study published by the International Journal of Workplace Health Management (2010) found that benefits of pets in the work place resulted in improved employee retention, enhanced employee health, increased productivity and positive bottom line results. Taking this on-board Rupert likes to spend a little time with each member of staff every time he visits.
As a company of animal lovers, we’re proud to partner “Bring Your Dog To Work Day” and to get behind their nominated charities this year.
All Dogs Matter rescue and re home dogs by finding suitable forever homes where they will be loved and well looked after for the rest of their lives. Having seen a dramatic rise in the number of dogs being abandoned or given up, All Dogs Matter rely on volunteer support and donations to continue the fantastic work they do.
Animals Asia are working to improve animal welfare in China and Vietnam where they aim to reduce the demand and remove supply to end the eating of cats and dogs. They have been working tirelessly since 1998 to educate, collaborate and promote responsible guardianship and providing humane solutions to the stray animal population.
You can find out more about the Bring Your Dog To Work initiative and make a donation at the link provided below. Learn More
You can also follow the cause on social media by searching the hashtag #bringyourdogtoworkday and sharing your own canine photos and footage.
The Dog Day Is Over
After a day of hard work enthusing and caring for staff, it’s time for Rupert to head home for a well-earned rest from the puparazzi and the lime light.
Like Rupert, we’re always looking for innovative and friendly people to join the Air-IT family as part of our growing and down to earth team. If you’re interested in working for a company that takes prides in taking care of its staff, please visit the careers section of our website.