Friday Fun: It's Doggy Day at the Interior Department

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: May 05, 2017 3:05 PM
Friday Fun: It's Doggy Day at the Interior Department

Dozens of employees at the Interior Department brought their pooches to work Friday to take part in the agency's first “Doggy Day."

Secretary Ryan Zinke is testing out the program in an effort to boost morale and also attract top talent to the department. 

“It does improve morale among a lot of people,” said Zinke, who showed up to his first day on the job on a U.S. Park Police horse.

“The other thing is, we have to compete for our people. Up front, I want the best people at Interior, and young millennials, they view life and the working environment to be super important, and I want to reflect that a little,” he added.

Zinke often brings his 2-year-old pup Ragnar to the office, but on Friday he was joined by roughly 87 employees and their four-legged friends. 

Another ‘doggy day’ is already on the books, but the date has not yet been announced.