Office Puppy Diaries Volume 1: Getting Started

Here at we love dogs and in our attempts to best connect with our customers we only hire dog enthusiasts. Since we're also fortunate enough to have an office with a large enclosed backyard, everyday is bring-your-dog-to-work day. Our pack of canine employees has just grown from 3 to 4 with the newest addition, an 8-week old Border Collie named Mikey. While we have dog owners galore and a great setup to have dogs at the office, there is a significant difference between having full grown dogs and puppies.

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Puppies need a lot more attention and have a greater propensity to get themselves into trouble. It's one thing if this happens at home, but we also all have jobs to do so trying to create the right environment that is safe for the dogs, fun for the employees and still attentive to our customers is extremely important. In Mikey's case, since she is only 8-weeks old she has only had one round of shots and is still at a higher risk for catching puppy diseases. Even though the other office dogs are all healthy and vaccinated they can still pass on viruses and illness causing bacteria.

This means that despite their overwhelming curiosity and enthusiasm, nose to nose contact between Mikey and the other dogs should be prevented until she's had all her shots. This is not always easy because while General is 14 and hangs out primarily in Alan's office, both Maverick and Loki are social butterflies that roam spreading love and friendliness everywhere. Check out our Twitter (@Pet_Doors), Facebook and Instagram (@Petdoors) pages for more updates all using the hashtag #OfficePuppyDiaries and #mikeytheofficepup, to get to know our office puppies! We have a lot of fun in the office - take a look at our Guess His Breed post for two of our other office doggies! Take a look at the next Puppy Diaries article about staying healthy!

Nick Pullano

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Nick Pullano


Pets: I have a half border collie, half angel named Mikey.
Fun stuff: My dog's tongue is slightly longer than her face, so frequently her tongue sticks out a little even when her mouth is closed.

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