FRANKLIN, Tenn., June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars Petcare celebrated international Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWDay®) with week-long activities that focused on the many benefits of bringing furry friends to work, including a "paw-purratzi"-filled red carpet for company Associates and their dogs and a lunch-and-learn on office "petiquette" tips hosted by resident Mars Petcare behaviorists.
"At Mars, we are passionate about pets. We believe they make our lives better by having them as part of our workplace," said Jam Stewart, Director of Corporate Communications. "They not only boost morale, they help foster relationships and build a sense of community. This week, we are celebrating our unique culture by honoring our four-legged friends during Take Your Dog To Work Day, which is something we do all year, too."
A recent survey by Banfield Pet Hospital® reinforces the positives that come with allowing pets at work, including reducing employee stress, increasing productivity and improving work-life balance. As part of its mission of making A Better World for Pets®, Mars Petcare encourages a pet-friendly office culture across all its markets.
About Mars Petcare US
Mars Petcare US is the U.S. operations of the world's largest petcare company at the privately-held Mars, Incorporated. Mars Petcare US produces some of the world's most beloved pet care brands, including PEDIGREE® Food and Treats for Dogs, CESAR® Canine Cuisine, IAMS™ Pet Food, SHEBA® Entrées for Cats, WHISKAS® Food for Cats, GREENIES™ Dental Chews and PILL POCKETS™ Treats, NUTRO™ Pet Food, EUKANUBA™ Pet Food and TEMPTATIONS™ Treats for Cats, as well as exclusive brands and products for some of the leading retailers in the U.S. Headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., more than 3,700 Mars Petcare US associates make, sell and distribute its high-quality pet food from 20 manufacturing facilities located in communities across the U.S. For more information, please visit www.mars.com. ®/™ Trademarks © Mars, Incorporated and its affiliates 2016.
About Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWDay®)
TYDTWDay® was created by Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world's largest educational association for professional pet sitters, and was first celebrated in 1999.
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