Today many workplaces have an Office Dog or two. Apparently one of the 2018 Gold Finalists (ahem Thank you Payroll) - has 9 office dogs!. Workplace pets can be really beneficial for a team. Top 6 Benefits of Dogs in the Workplace.
And therefore we don’t want to leave your hard-working hounds out of The Gold Awards programme. So in 2018 we introduced K9 Gold (in association with our Team Gold sponsor)
Wellington region businesses were invited to enter their office dog. They just needed to email a photo of said Office Pooch at Work, along with their Dog Job Description and/or CV.
The Judges would award points for productivity, obedience and cuteness. And the winners would receive a lavish prize (a $300 Gift Voucher from Animates and a case of Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc* for their Humans.)
Entries flooded in and the Judges Panel poured over them all very carefully.
Common themes emerged - the dogs were all very much loved, and they were all very effective at enhancing their business' brand equity.
So, after great deliberation (truly) the Judges Panel selected the Winners and quite a few Runners Up too. Runners Up would receive hand-made Doggy Treats
The Winners were announced on Facebook and wehand-delivered the prizes and the tickles too.
* Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - Best in Show at Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
K9GOLD HALL OF FAME
from Hills Hats
(pictured left with his human
Simon Smuts-Kennedy aka Hatman)
BILLIE-JEAN from RDL Group
2018 K9GOLD ENTRANTS & WINNER
2018 was the first year of K9 Gold. Here are all of the Entrants with the Winner and Runners-up announced at the end.
OUR FAVOURITE DOG SONG. EVER.
For working dogs everywhere, here is the sweetest dog song ever. Charlie Dore's "A Dog Out Looking for his Day" written for her beloved Woody.... (Tissues may be needed)
K9GOLD -2018 RUNNER UP BELLA
2018 SPECIAL COMMENDATION:
Bella Ahra from Ulitmate Care Churtonleigh
was 2018 Runner-Up. Bella is part-time in the Healthcare sector and she gets results too.