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Australia's Top Office Dog Competition is coming!

Top Dog & Office Dog Competition is coming to Australia

Leading recruitment company people2people is excited to announce that in partnership with PETstock, the Top Office Dog campaign is coming to Australia for the first time this September. 

Following its success in New Zealand in 2020, Australians will now have the chance to celebrate the 'goodest' boys and girls in the country.

A survey by the award organisers, recruitment agency people2people, found three out of four Australians working from home during the current COVID-19 lockdowns confirmed their pooch helped their mental wellbeing. In addition, to the 614 dog owners surveyed, 60 percent said their dog is a key reason to want to work from home (WFH).

people2people’s Group Managing Director Mark Smith says, “Our reoccurring COVID-19 lockdowns and work from home orders are starting to take their toll on Australian workers mental health - with 7 in 10 Australian workers this month saying they were feeling more burnout than prior to COVID.

“There is so much research out there on the benefits and impact a workplace dog can have, especially when it comes to mental health and on those once again sharing lockdown with their WFH dog. 

It’s a good time to introduce Australia’s Top Dog competition, a campaign that has been successfully running for five years in New Zealand, celebrate the impact Australian dogs have on peoples’ lives and thank them for their continuous tail-wagging support in those difficult times,” said Mark.

The country’s top canine colleague that demonstrates a commitment to improving the work lives of their human colleagues will be awarded the revered title of Australia’s Top Office [& Home Office] Dog to one canine. 

Sitting alongside the Top Office Dog will be the winners of Top Dog with a Job, Top Dog People’s Choice and our brand new award Top Dog-Friendly Workplace.

Judging will be undertaken by sponsors PETstock, people2people and a celebrity judge. This year’s prize package includes a Top Dog trophy for each category winner, a $1,000 PETstock voucher and much more!

Entries will open from 30 August 2021 until 15 September 2021 for dogs across Australia to be nominated for this year’s awards. 

Entering a dog in the Australian Top Office Dog competition is as quick as a game of fetch! Visit to complete the entry form and upload a photo of your dog to Instagram. 

Don’t forget to tag @people2people.recruitment, @petstock_australia and use the hashtag #AUSTOPDOG

The winners will be announced by people2people during the world’s largest Zoom meeting attended by dogs on Tuesday, 28 September 2021.

About people2people:

people2people is an Australasian recruitment company built on an established reputation for providing professional and personalised recruitment services since early 2005. At people2people recruitment, their focus is on identifying potential today to build careers and businesses of tomorrow. Recruitment expertise includes accounting & finance, business support, executive, government, human resources, legal, marketing & digital, property, sales, supply chain management and technology.

Media Release, 9th August 2021

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