Take your dog to work day! 

Richmond, VA – Mayor Stoney, shown here with Richmond Animal Care & Control (RACC) puppy Harry Styles, is supporting National Take Your Dog to Work Day in a big way! City departments will host dogs from RACC in their offices for the afternoon. 

“RACC is doing an amazing job with our animal friends! This event will bring more attention to the work they’re doing and help more dogs find great homes,” said Mayor Stoney. The mayor’s office, Richmond Police and Fire Departments, the Departments of Public Utilities, Public Works and Human Resources, along with Risk Management and the Main Library, will all participate in the fun!
The goal is to help spread the word about the wonderful animals in need at our shelter and generate adoptions in the process. RACC is an open admission, city-funded shelter taking in and providing care to more than 3,200 animals a year. Richmond is committed to each life in the city, whether two-legged or four, and is proud to support and encourage citizens to visit the city shelter to adopt a pet. Every dog participating is available for adoption and has been working on their “hand” shake to make a great impression, and possibly, find a forever home.


“We are happy to collaborate with other city departments for this event to showcase RACC and the wonderful animals we serve and save every single day,” said Christie Peters.


The following individuals will be hosting dogs this Friday, June 23, from 2 to 4 p.m.:
Mayor’s Office (Jon Baliles, City Hall, 900 E. Broad, 2nd Floor)

Human Resources (Korita Jones, City Hall, 900 E. Broad, 9th Floor)

Public Works (Bobby Vincent, City Hall, 900 E. Broad, 7th Floor)

Public Utilities (Bob Steidel, waste water plant, 1400 Brander St.)

Richmond Police Department (Steve Drew, 200 W. Grace St.)

Richmond Fire Department (Bill Lawson, 201 E. Franklin St.)

Main Library (Scott Firestine, 101 E. Franklin St.)
Taking and sharing photos will be encouraged. For more information, please contact Christie Chipps Peters at Christie.Peters@richmondgov.com or (804) 646-5740.


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