IT is the dream of all dog lovers to take their pup along to work with them.

And with yesterday being Bring Your Dog to Work Day, four-legged friends across East Lancashire spent the day at their owners' offices.

Jack Russell Rocco and Staffordshire bull terrier Radley were hard at work at Duffin's Estate Agents in Preston New Road, Blackburn.

Owner Sonia Duffin said: "The dogs were holding meetings all day with various different clients."

Hannah Monaghan took Mavis the Cockapoo to work at Viva PR, Burnley Road, Rawtenstall.

She said: "She’s done a smashing job of welcoming clients to the office ­— hoping they’d have leftover pastries from their breakfast meeting ­— then enjoyed her lunch break with her favourite paper! "She makes everyone smile with her antics."

Staff at the Wellbeing Farm in Edgworth held a mock dog wedding, where two pups tied the knot.

The big day belonged to Charlie and Polly, who belong to staff members at the popular wedding venue.

The mock ceremony was watched by more than a dozen other dogs, brought in by staff and members of the community.

Farm owner Celia Gaze said: "We absolutely loved it. It was so much fun having all the dogs running about."

"We wanted to do something different for Bring Your Dog to Work Day and have a bit of fun.

"We have never joined it before but we are going to do it every year now."

Bring Your Dog to Work Day aims to raise money for welfare charities All Dogs Matter and Animal Asia, and has grown in popularity since its inception in 2014.

It encourages employees nationwide to throw convention out of the window and invite their pooch to join them for some Friday fun in the workplace.

Not only is it great fun, but having your furry pal in the office is said to bring mental health benefits.

Research by sponsor Poppy’s Picnic suggests making the initiative a more regular fixture could help relieve stress.