French/West/Vaughan to Host Annual Take Your Dog to Work Day® Celebration
Agency Event to Include Pet Toy and Food Drive for Second Chance Pet Adoptions
RALEIGH, NC (June 4, 2019) – Thousands of dogs across the U.S. will report to work on Friday, June 21 in honor of Pet Sitters International’s 21st anniversary of Take Your Dog to Work Day®. Joining in the celebration are the employees at the Raleigh headquarters of French/West/Vaughan (FWV).
The award-winning integrated marketing agency will also host the beloved pups of employees for the day, as well as a donation drive to collect pet food and toys for homeless cats and dogs at Second Chance Pet Adoptions, which is the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake County. The celebration will be sponsored by FWV Fetching, the agency’s pet and veterinary practice and its client, Tomlyn® Veterinary Science, who will provide additional items for the donation drive.
“It’s a win-win hosting this special event for our dedicated team and their pets,” said Rick French, Chairman and CEO of FWV. “Last year was our first time celebrating Take Your Dog to Work Day at our agency and it was so successful that we decided to make it an annual event to reward our hardworking staff. Most of our employees have pets, so it’s one way to show we care about the role pets play in our lives.”
More than 20 four-legged companions will join agency staff at the office for the day to help service its large client roster. Pet parents will be busy working on strategic communications, public relations, advertising, social media and digital production with their dogs at their side. There are many benefits to having dogs in the workplace including lower stress levels, higher morale, increased productivity and it even encourages pet adoption.
In addition to taking advantage of the benefits associated with bringing your dog to work, staff also want to honor this pet holiday by collecting blankets, toys, food and supplies that will be delivered at the end of the day to the animal looking for forever homes at Second Chance Pet Adoptions in Raleigh. There are also special activities planned for both employees and their dogs, including an ice cream social with frozen pup treats, a dog costume contest, a photo area and a pool set up outside for the dogs.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for all of us to experience the joy of having pets in the workplace,” said Kristen Levine, President of FWV Fetching. “Animals have a very special place in our hearts here at FWV. We feel privileged to be able to celebrate our love for our pets with this fun event that brings our whole office together, including team members coming all the way from Florida, Illinois and Ohio!”
This year the staff will have the opportunity to extend the celebration and attend the pet-friendly Grand Opening celebration for its client, Oak Heart Veterinary Hospital at Dixie Trail on Saturday, June 22 from 2-5 pm. Four-legged companions are invited to enjoy the summer block “pawty”-themed event that will include fun activities for dogs like pools, a ball bit, a bacon-flavored bubble machine, a dog treat and ice cream mobile truck and more.
Since FWV was founded in 1997, the 113-person agency has emerged as one of America’s most successful mid-sized public relations, advertising and digital marketing firms. Ranked among the nation’s 20 largest PR firms overall (2019 O’Dwyer’s Ranking of Top U.S. PR Firms), FWV has captured 15 National Agency of the Year honors and has been ranked in the Top 10 of the Holmes Report Global Creative Index, as well as the #1 Agency “For People Who Like the People They Work With.”
French/West/Vaughan (FWV) is one of the nation’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agencies, with offices in Raleigh, New York City, Los Angeles and Tampa. National, international and local clients represented by the agency include Wrangler, ABB, Proximo, Melitta, Bassett Furniture, Volvo Trucks North America, the V Foundation for Cancer Research, Moe’s Southwest Grill and the N.C. Department of Transportation. Owned or affiliated companies include fashion and lifestyle PR firm AMP3 (New York City), pet and veterinary PR practice FWV Fetching and feature film development imprint Prix Productions. FWV is a partner in IPREX, a $380 million network of communication agencies with 1,600 staff and 110 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.fwv-us.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Instagram.
Tomlyn, a world-class animal health and wellness company founded in 1976, carries a complete line of scientifically developed, veterinarian-approved animal health products. The company’s wide selection of product categories range from immune support, vitamins, digestive support and hairball remedies, to joint and hip support, calming aids and sanitizers. Tomlyn is owned by, Vetoquinol, the eighth-largest veterinary pharmaceutical company in the world. For more information, please visit www.tomlyn.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
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