We ardent fans of the Peanuts cartoon strip knew along that cartoonist Charles Schulz was right: happiness is a warm puppy; and that warm puppy could also be the key to your achieving your team building objectives.
Yes, that’s right: in this dog-eat-dog world of corporate bottom lines and cutthroat competition, your professional and personal fulfillment could be tied to a puppy or a kitten at your local animal shelter.
For an animal lover it seems unthinkable that millions of unwanted dogs and cats are euthanized each year, but it’s true. There are as many as 70 million homeless canines and felines in America right now. As few as seven million of these animals will find their way to a shelter. Unfortunately, most animal shelters simply aren’t set up to house a lot of unwanted animals for long periods of time; so sadly they are often compelled to euthanize strays that aren’t adopted.
The good news is that thanks to you and your colleagues, some of these animals can live “ happily ever after” with a new family that will love and cherish them forever. How? Through your participation in our Happy Tails Workshop! This is one charitable activity that’s guaranteed to help you achieve your team building objectives and help your community at the same time.
The workshop is a series of carefully crafted team building exercises that are designed to improve your interpersonal skills, strengthen your communications skills, and make your team a more cohesive unit. By working through each team challenge, you’ll become a more dynamic team. The other payoff is that you’ll “win” items to donate in your Happy Tails pet care package.
Pet parenting isn’t cheap. In fact for some animal-loving families money–or the lack of it–is the primary obstacle to pet adoption. Your Happy Tails pet care package will contain useful items like a shiny new water dish, a spiffy new collar, a delectable looking chew toy, a sturdy leash, or a comfy pet pillow and blanket. You’d be surprised at how much the cost of such items can add up. This “starter” pet care package may just make it easier for a willing family to make the commitment to adopt a pet.
If you and your team are willing to invest your time, talents, and energy to this worthwhile effort, you’ll save the life of an unwanted animal, bring joy to a family in your community, and help support some of the “first responders” in animal rescue in your area. And you’ll end your day with many happy tales to share.