Take Your Dog to Work Day — Friday, June 22nd

Today is Take Your Dog to Work Day! First celebrated in 1999, Pet Sitters International’s Take Your Dog To Work Day® (TYDTWDay®) was created to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. This annual event asks pet lovers to celebrate the humane-canine bond and promote pet adoption by encouraging their employers to support TYDTWDay. Employers are encouraged to open their workplace to employees’ four-legged friends on this one special day.

At the GBHS, most days are Take Your Dog to Work Day. Here are some of our hard workers…


Lulu may look relaxed, but she’s hard at work, helping her mom write grants for our organization. Lulu was abandoned as a result of the April 27, 2011 tornadoes in Pleasant Grove, spent many months undergoing heartworm treatment, and now lives in the lap of luxury.

Shai, owner of our Executive Director, does a little mid-day sunbathing.

Occhi is also a member of our Executive Director’s family. “Occhi” means “bug eyes” in Italian- maybe you can guess how she earned her name? Occhi was rescued from a puppy mill. Because of this, she has endured many health issues in her short life, but is lucky to get such great care from her GBHS family!

Fugazi likes to sit down and respond to his emails over a few Milkbones.

Rosie enjoys the finer things in life, such as the electric blanket (originally intended for humans to ward off office chill)

Mister Tanner taking a break from a busy workday of updating the website.

Extra perk of going to work with mom: lots of kisses for Fozzie!

Max, also known as “THE Max,” may not look busy… but trust us, he is.

Max’s sister, Knives, helps with our IT department when she’s not playing with her brother. Knives was adopted from the GBHS and can frequently be found trying to fit in with the dogs.

Do you take your pet to work with you? Comment and let us know! Don’t have a pet to take to work yet? Visit our adoptable pets page to see the pets currently available for adoption.


A day in the life of a shelter pig

Chances are, if you’ve visited the GBHS lately, you’ve met Sunny. Sunny is a 1 year-old potbelly pig who is available for adoption- and she has definitely stolen our hearts and the hearts of our shelter visitors!

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a potbelly pig is like? Well, you’re about to find out…

8:00 a.m. – The GBHS staff and volunteers arrive, and I get taken for my first walk of the day. HOORAY! I am completely house-trained, so regular walks are a MUST to keep me on schedule. I wear a pretty pink harness and walk just like a dog, or so I’m told.

8:30 a.m. – My walk is over, and now it’s time to EAT. It’s my favorite thing. Duh, I’m a pig. Get it?

9:00 a.m. – I’m stuffed, so a nap is in order. A girl’s gotta get her beauty rest, right?

10:15 a.m. – I wake up and decide it’s time for another walk. I’ve got everybody here wrapped around my little hoof, so they love to take me!

11:30 a.m. – Snack time! I’m allowed 2 snacks per day, in addition to my daily meals. Here I am eating one of my favorite snacks, POPCORN! I keep asking for more, but it’s not working so far. Note to self: must get dogs to teach me how to beg.

12:30 p.m. – Play time on the yard! I will run around the yard off my leash for a few seconds at turbo speed- but then I like to slow down and root around with my snout. On those extra hot days, I love to get in the baby pool! That cold water feels SO good.

1:30 p.m. – Visiting with my faithful fans. It’s hard being this cute sometimes. Even though I’m a staff, volunteer, and visitor favorite, I would LOVE to find my forever home soon!

3:30 p.m. – Rooting in one of my many blankets. It’s what we pigs do best.

4:00 p.m. – CHOW TIME! Dinner is served.

4:30 p.m. – My final walk of the day- I’ll take my time on this one. Gotta stop and smell… uh… eat… the clover!

Do you like what you see? I am a loving girl with lots of personality who would love to find a home just as wonderful as I am! Please call 205-942-1211 ext. 200 if you are interested in adopting me!