Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society Invites Businesses to Celebrate National Take Your Dog to Work Day



Yes, Take Your Dog to Work Day is a Real Thing
MHHS Invites Businesses to Participate and Help Shelter Pets on June 23

Take Your Dog to Work Day has been happening since 1999, but it’s not what you would call a widely celebrated holiday. This year, Mohawk Hudson Humane Society hopes to change that by encouraging employers to experience the joy of pets in the workplace and support their local pet community. Take Your Dog to Work Day, which take place this year on Friday, June 23, was created by Pet Sitters International to celebrate the great companions dogs make and encourage their adoption.

Knowing that letting a workplace “go to the dogs” can be tricky, MHHS has developed a guide to help organizations plan responsibly. It includes all the things needing consideration – from buy-in of all employees, to guidelines for puppy-proofing work areas and designating places to pee and poo. A sample personnel policy is also provided in the guide.

Participants who bring their dogs to work are asked to make a suggested donation of $10 to the Society. However, donations are not limited to those with dogs, as the Society is offering an exciting award to the two companies, one with under 50 employees and one with 50 or more, who collect the most donations. These two organizations will be treated to visits by the Kitty Corral to enjoy the frolicking cuteness of a litter of kittens onsite. All donations must be received by June 30.

Furthering its mission of ‘Helping Kids be Kids,’ Pioneer’s Charitable Foundation has now invested more than $1.2M in nearly 400 local agencies that enhance the health and welfare of children Albany, NY – Pioneer, a leading financial institution in New York’s Capital Region, today marked the national celebration of Giving Tuesday by making $2,500…
With Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season around the corner, it’s even more important to look for red flags and stay cyber safe when shopping online. The planned spend on gifts and other holiday items is expected to be $832 per person this year, according to National Retail Federation. Berkshire Bank Chief Information Officer Ryan Melle…
CEO Nitin Mhatre stated, “We’re proud to celebrate the anniversary of our NYSE listing and our long history of purpose-driven, values guided community banking. We believe that where you bank matters, and we’re building a better approach to banking while delivering steadily improving results to our communities and our shareholders. In 2022, our…
Dec
04
Join us as the streets of historic downtown Troy come alive with Victorian “Gilded Age” magic!  Enjoy the region’s premiere free holiday event that has…
The Region's Premiere Free Holiday Event
Dec
05
We hope you can join us on December 5th to celebrate and cut the ribbon for Red Dog Realty in their new office on Hoosick Street in Troy!  Red Dog Realty…
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening
Dec
15
As a benefit of your Chamber membership, you are invited to attend the Annual Holiday Networking Luncheon.  This provides a great opportunity to close out…
Lunch and Networking