I'm sure you've heard of Take Your Son/Daughter To Work Day -- well, now the American Heart Association has announced a Take Your Dog To Work Day!

That’s right, dog owners rejoice, because you may be able to bring your pooch to work with you on Friday, June 21. What’s funny is that this is the first time I've heard of this, but it’s actually been something the Heart Association has been promoting for 15 years.

Studies show that pet ownership can reduce the risk of heart disease, and most recently, a Virginia Commonwealth University study shows the benefits of dogs being allowed in the workplace, claiming the animals help reduce job stress and increase job satisfaction for employees that bring a dog to work.

Now I can't say specifically that your boss would allow this, but it’s worth a conversation; maybe they'd allow if for this one special day. You have a few weeks to get working on it. Even though I don't have a dog, I'm rooting for those who do to take advantage and bring their dog to work on June 21.