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#BringYourDogToWorkDay marked by pics of busy pups

Two dogs looking very happy to be out and about in the office Image copyright ardenpersonnel_jobs/Instagram
Image caption Meet Penny and Champ, a West Highland White Terrier and a Maltese/miniature Poodle mix

You know why you clicked on this link.

You are here because you want to see some funny pictures of dogs looking serious and standing on keyboards.

Well, we have got them, but we have also got some pictures of pups with important jobs, such as service dogs and police dogs.

So settle in for some dog snaps to mark ‘Bring Your Dog to Work Day’, which was established in 1999 by Pet Sitters International to promote dog adoptions.

Image copyright Toki Allison
Image caption Pig the dog lives in Herefordshire with mum Toki

Pig the dog lives in Herefordshire with mum Toki, who works for Film Hub Wales, and he loves it when he gets to go to work with her.

“He’s such great company,” she told the BBC. “He’s getting on a bit now, and he’s been deaf since birth so it’s kind of handy as he doesn’t get affected by sounds.

“But also he’s not aware of the racket he makes, so sometimes work calls get interrupted by a bark or two.

“Sometimes I feel bad I’m not spending more time playing with him while I’m working but he provides therapy on tougher days and joy all the time.”

Image copyright Gemma Down
Image caption Buzz, named after an astronaut and a space ranger, loves working from home

Gemma Down told the BBC it is “definitely easier” working from home, as she does, if you a have a dog to keep you company.

“It can get kind of lonely,” she said. “He also makes me actually get up from my desk and walk outside.

“The only difficulty is being in a customer-facing role when he decides to let me know very vocally there is a squirrel outside whilst I’m on the phone!”

Image copyright Mayor of London/Instagram
Image caption Even Mayor of London Sadiq Khan got in on the action by greeting London Fire Brigade’s Simba
Image copyright ember_crisis_response/Instagram
Image caption Ember is a crisis response dog in Victoria, Australia, here helping to check equipment
Image copyright paws_for_charlie/Instagram
Image caption Charlie is a cavoodle – a Cavlier King Charles Spaniel cross-bred with a poodle

Source: bbc.co.uk

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