Florence + The Machine said that the “Dog Days Are Over.” But here at Big Communications, we like the dog days.

If by “dog days” you mean the days we get to bring our dogs to work, that is. Which, actually, is most days.

That’s why we’re excited to once again join offices across the nation to celebrate Take Your Dog To Work Day this Friday, June 20!

“Since Big was founded, we’ve always felt that a dog-friendly workplace creates an environment of creativity and camaraderie,” said President John Montgomery. “This day is a fun way to celebrate the animals who bring so much to our lives and our work.”

Our four-legged friends won’t be our only visitors, though.

Ferocious Dogs will park their hot dog cart outside of Big’s office on 2nd Avenue North from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., while CahaBones, a local Birmingham business that specializes in all-natural dog treats, will be on hand selling treats and offering samples. Both Ferocious Dogs and CahaBones will donate ten percent of their sales directly to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS).

Anyone who stops by will have the chance to play with adoptable pets from GBHS. Representatives will be on-site answering questions about pet adoption, and employees from Big will be present to collect donations and supplies for GBHS.

Everyone who stops by during 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will also be given a commemorative orange tennis ball to take home courtesy of Big.

“We always look forward to Take Your Dog to Work Day,” said Nancy Ellis, Director of Marketing & Branding for GBHS. “It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoptions from the GBHS and other local shelters.”

We love having our dogs here at the office nearly every day, but this day is a special one.

Take Your Dog To Work Day doesn’t just encourage businesses around the world to revel in the joys of having our pets in the workplace—it serves to promote their adoption from local shelters, rescue groups, and humane societies.

So this Friday, come visit us, and bring your dogs. Or just love on some of ours.