June 20th is Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 19, 2014 | M. Elwood

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Petsitters International created Take Your Dog to Work Day in 1999. Their purpose was to recognize the companionship of dogs and encourage adoption.

If you don't have a dog or can't bring your dog to the office remember that books about dogs are permitted in most workplaces.

These books about working dogs are welcome everywhere:

Comet's tale Devoted Dog who could fly Find momo

Comet's Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life by Steven D. Wolf with Lynette Padwa
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A debilitating spinal condition forced Wolf into early retirement and made it necessary to move away from his family in Nebraska. Alone in Arizona, he became involved with a group rescuing abused greyhounds and was unable to resist Comet. Initially adopted for companionship, Comet took on the role of a service animal as Wolf's condition deteriorated. 

Devoted: 38 Extraordinary Tales of Love, Loyalty, and Life with Dogs by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh
Talking Book (restricted to Print Disabled patrons)
Ascher-Walsh explores the connection between people and dogs with 38 true stories, including some about working dogs.

The Dog Who Could Fly: the Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero who Flew by His Side by Damien Lewis
In 1939, Czech airman Robert Bozdech was shot down. While behind enemy lines, he stumbled upon an abandoned German Shepherd puppy. He tucked the dog in his jacket and carried him to safety. Bozdech brought Antis with him when he joined the RAF and the pair flew together on 30 missions. Antis was awarded the Dickin Medal, the Victoria Cross for animals, for his military service.

Find Momo: My Dog is Hiding in this Book, Can You Find Him? by Andrew Knapp
Some of the dogs on this list are serious working dogs--Momo looks like he's just having fun. Sudbury photographer Andrew Knapp began taking pictures of his border collie blending in to the landscape and posted them on the Internet. In 2014, the photographs were turned into this book. Can you find Momo?

Maddie on things Rin tin tin the life and the legend Until tuesday What the dog knows

Maddie on Things: a Super Serious Project about Dogs and Physics by Theron Humphrey
Maddie, like Momo, is a photographer's model. She accompanied her owner, Theron Humphrey, on a cross country trip where she worked hard standing on top of things and getting her picture taken.

Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean
Large Print
Talking Book (restricted to Print Disabled patrons)
A movie star with humble beginnings, Rin Tin Tin, along with his mother and siblings, was only 1 week old when he was rescued from a World War I battlefield by American soldier Lee Duncan. After the war, Duncan found work for the dog in silent films where he became a box office star.

Until Tuesday: a Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalván with Bret Witter
Montalván returned from Iraq with physical disabilities and suffering from agoraphobia and PTSD. Tuesday, a service dog, helped him cope with the transition to civilian life. 

What the Dog Knows: the Science and Wonder of Working Dogs by Cat Warren
After Warren trained her dog as a cadaver dog, she became curious about the capabilities of working dogs. In this book, she explores the subject with anthropologists, biologists, psychologists and other scientists.