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Furry Friends

Furry friends on the job: Elmo of Heritage Jewelers in Shelbyville, Tennessee

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Say hello to Elmo. This precious little black and white Shih Tzu spends his days at Heritage Jewelers in Shelbyville, Tennessee. He has accompanied store owner Linda Brown at Heritage for the last ten years. Linda says, “our customers love him!” And how could they not – have you ever seen a face that exudes pure innocence as much as Elmo’s?

Furry friends on the job: Chloe of Randall’s Jewelry in Oakland Park, Florida

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This adorable little pup is Chloe. Chloe has been on the job at Randall’s Jewelry in Oakland Park, Florida every day of her 8 years. The only exception is Saturdays when she likes to stay home and watch her favorite show, Animal Planet! “She is a very important part of our team in every way,” says her human, Jeannie Allsage. “The front door will open, I approach to greet the customer and I hear, ‘Is Chloe here today?’ as they look past me to give her a yummy and a scratch on her head.” Chloe is living the good life and looks fabulous in her pearls and LBD ensemble.

Furry friends on the job: Dax Shepard - International Gemological Institute (IGI)

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This big ole dog is Dax Shepard (his legal name is Vom Eichen Antrieb). Dax, who turned 4 years-old earlier this week, is the furry friend of International Gemological Institute (IGI) President/Chief Executive Officer Jerry Ehrenwald. I’d say the 100 lb black German Shepard would be quite effective in keeping unwanted visitors away from IGI’s New York offices. 

Furry friends on the job: Pookie of Belle Étoile in Emeryville, California

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Pookie is the official CCO (Chief Cuteness Officer) at Belle Étoile in Emeryville, California. The 4 year-old Chihuahua mix was an adoptee from the East Bay SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Pookie accompanies Belle Étoile Executive VP Carolyn Thamkul to work daily and has her special "office" on Carolyn’s desk. When Pookie’s not busy maintaining the cuteness standards for Belle Étoile she stays busy on social media channels. She has her own Instagram account (@pookthedog) with over 400 followers and counting!

Furry friends on the job: Pearl - Mosher’s Jewelers

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This is Pearl.  She goes to work every day at Mosher’s Jewelers in Port Huron, Michigan. Pearl is a Future Leader Dog puppy of Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, Michigan. Emily the owner of Mosher’s is her puppy raiser.  Pearl is the third leader dog puppy to grow up at Mosher’s. The other two are now living and serving as Leader Dogs for the Blind with their new visually impaired client/owners. The customers love watching the puppies grow and everyone is proud of their accomplishments. Pearl was named by Mosher’s staff as she joined them last June and is the color of a golden south sea pearl. 

Furry friends on the job: Wally Wiener of Kock’s Jewelry, Inc.

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Say hello to Wally Wiener. Wally goes to work with Jeri Christianson at Kock’s Jewelry, Inc. in Hutchinson, Minnesota, as he has every day since he came into Jeri’s life. The 3 1/2 year-old debonair dachshund is a real ladies’ man, as he barks at all the men that come into the store. But everyone - including men - loves to pet him! He entertains kids (they say he’s soft as a blanket) while their parents shop. Additional duties include store security, posing for pictures and running out to greet the customers and sending them off with a greeting too. 

Furry friends on the job: Yoooo, Adrian! The greeter at The Diamondaire

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Yoooo, Adrian! This is Adrian, the greeter at The Diamondaire in Saint Charles, Illinois. Adrian is a rescue pup from the Animal Welfare League in Chicago Heights. Lauren & Billy Metzer took her in about a year and a half ago and she went right to work greeting customers, protecting the store and serving as an in-store nanny. She enjoys the fringe benefits of the job including belly rubs, tacos, tamales and visits from other furry friends. Way to go Adrian! She’s come a long way from the streets of the South Side of Chicago. You can see more pictures of Adrian on her Instagram page @yoooo.adrian