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District Dog Days

Kelse Gengler 5 months ago in Employee Experience updated by Cori Veverka 3 months ago 4

When I was in college they would bring in therapy dogs during stressful times of the year (finals, midterms, etc). I was thinking we could do a similar thing and bring in some therapy dogs during various times during the year.

It could be a short thing or have a time frame where staff could drop in to play with some dogs for a little bit.

Not sure if we could have it in one of our buildings or if it would have to be outside.

How will OPD benefit from this idea?:
Reduce staff stress, anxiety, etc.

When we get a brief visit from Gidget (Bob K.'s dog) it always brightens our day. However, it would be nice to be able to pet her too :). 

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Hey Kelse, thanks for sharing your idea. 

What better way to combat some stress then with K9 companionship.  I think this would be a great idea to pass along to our awesome wellness committee as they are always looking for ways to improve the employee experience.

Keep the ideas coming.

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We have been in contact with the Rescued Rascals dog adoption group, and they are willing to bring some adopatable dogs to one of our facilities. We are working on dates and details, and we hope to have that out soon!