Workin' 9 to 5: Dogs with Jobs
MIDGE: POLICE DOG
The Chihuahua-rat terrier mix may not look so tough, but the Guinness World Records holder – she’s the smallest dog used for law enforcement – has earned credit for several narcotics-related arrests at the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio. (We bet she’s celebrating Take Your Dog To Work Day on June 21.)
He’s probably the most well-known dog in show business thanks to 2011’s Oscar-winning flick The Artist, but the Jack Russell terrier’s been working on his résumé for years by taking parts in TV commercials and movies, including Water for Elephants with .
PENNY: PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Thanks to that adorable face – and a little ne-paw-tism! – Susan Sarandon’s Pomeranian-Maltese mix (who Tweets about her adventures on sets) keeps busy while Mom is at work on her latest project, Tammy. Among her job responsibilities, she pitches in with sound equipment and “drives behind the scenes.
NEVILLE: WEB EDITOR
BAILEY: BUG HUNTER
Beware bed bugs, Bailey the beagle is hot on your trail! The pooch, alongside his specially trained buddies Maddie and Zip, seeks out unwelcome insects in dorms, hospitals, retirement homes and hotels throughout California with pest control company ISO Tech.
AUDREE: STORE ASSOCIATE
When retinitis pigmentosa began to affect Marty Puckett’s eyesight, Audree joined him at work each day in the plumbing department of Lowe’s in Lancanster, Ohio. Truly one of the staff, she had a bed and water bowl in the break room. Audree retired in 2013, and Ruby, a new yellow Lab, has been trained to fill the position.
HECTOR: THERAPY DOG
CODY: GAS STATION GREETER
Cody never held an official title, but the pooch welcomed customers with his owner behind the counter at a Clearwater, Fla., BP gas station in 2009. He wore a company shirt, snacked on Slim Jims and danced when Elton John came on the radio.
TIVI: MARKETING DIRECTOR
Found abused and abandoned on the side of the road in 2008, Tivi is now thriving – and bringing home the bacon! The dog has been serving as director of “barketing” at Oregon’s Sunriver resort since 2010. Duties include starring in the hotel’s pet-friendly marketing campaign and receiving lots of fun prizes!