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Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Onyx and Puffy of Nunez Fine Jewelers

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Meet the “Jewelry Hounds”, Onyx and Puffy of Nunez Fine Jewelers in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Puffy is an 18-year-old Peek-a-Poo who has been greeting customers since Nunez Fine Jewelry opened in 2005. She now does more napping than greeting. Onyx, a 6-year-old Yorkie-Poo has picked up the slack. They join their human Debbie Nunez at work every day and are asked about if they are out of sight. The precious pups are indulged with belly rubs while watch batteries are changed, provide a great distraction for children whose parents are busy shopping and look fabulous in pearls.

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Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Rosie from Pope Fine Jewelry

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Say hello to Rosie! Rosie, a rescue from Foothills Golden Retriever Rescue, works with her store-owner humans Greg and Lynn Pope at G.A. Pope Fine Jewelry in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Her primary job responsibility is customer relations, however the beautiful, photogenic canine is regularly asked to model for billboards, direct mail and newspaper advertising. Proving if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, Rosie is the Pope’s 5th Golden Retriever and first rescue. Prior to her adoption Rosie spent her days alone in the backyard of her previous owners. Her life has definitely improved. Rosie loves her job and the customers love her. She greets every customer and has made friends with all the delivery drivers.

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Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Misty from Hyde Park Jeweler

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This is little Misty the Shih Tzu. The 2-year-old beauty comes from a jewelry family - her mommy human, Laurie Cusher is the owner of Hyde Park Jeweler in Hyde Park, New York and her daddy human is a road rep for Facets USA and Norgem. Laurie hangs a Shih Tzu flag in the window when Misty is on the job in the store. Everyone loves Misty and she greets all that come through the door. I can’t imagine a better welcome than that.

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Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Penny from Karen Bandy Design Jeweler

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Meet precious little Penny the Corgi. Penny works with her human Karen Bandy, owner of Karen Bandy Design Jeweler in Bend, Oregon. A greeter extraordinaire, Penny loves to meet the customers, but as soon as she has done that and barks once to get her treat, she curls up near them for a little nap. Karen says she’s a very sweet dog and is always ready to go to work - but is also always ready to go home at the end of a long day. She waits patiently by the door and always makes sure Karen sets the alarm.

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Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Chewy from Wristwatch Doc

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Say hello to Chewy. Chewy works as the “Watch Dog” at Wristwatch Doc in Columbia, South Carolina. A 15 lb., 3-year-old Red Nose Pitt Bull and Chihuahua mix, Chewy loves people, kids and greeting customers, however he is very good at being a protector in case of trouble, says his human John Gawronski. When not protecting the store, Chewy enjoys chasing cats, squirrels and mice, getting his tummy rubbed and ladies - John says, “Chewy is a player!” John and Chewy are best friends. “They go everywhere together,” says John’s wife Cyndi.

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Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Max Martha Lee’s Jewelry

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Cheers to Max the Miniature Poodle! Max works as head of security at Knoxville, Tennessee-based Martha Lee’s Jewelry. He joins his human Terry Merianos, owner of Martha Lee’s, at work every day and even starts barking at the door when Terry is running late. Max and Terry always start their day with a trip to Dunkin Donuts - an iced coffee for Terry and a Pup Cup for Max. Max let’s Terry know if he doesn’t like someone, and Terry always trusts his judgement. Max is only 28 lbs, but Terry reports he has seen him stop grown men at the door with his bark.

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Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Panda from Little Rock Jewelers

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Say hello to Panda! Panda works with her human Dave Snelling, store owner and master goldsmith at Little Rock Jewelers in Plano, Illinois. Not only is Panda as cute as they come, she’s a lucky little kitty too. Dave found her on his farm under a pile of bricks and junk. Now living with Dave and his 11-year-old twins, Panda is in great care. She is a big hit around the store. Is she spoiled now? Can’t say for sure, but how many other felines get to strut around sporting their very own diamond tennis collar?

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