The Shopdogs of Tribeca (Vol. 8)

TRIBECA HEALTH & FITNESS
Name: Lance.
Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier.
Owner/parent/boss: Allison and Frederick Thompson (managers at Tribeca Health & Fitness).
His workday: Lance is the gym’s official greeter and mascot. He starts work at 5 a.m. weekday mornings and ends his day usually by 11 a.m. His job is to bring smiles and energy to our early morning members before the caffeine may have kicked in.

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CONSORT
Name: Poppy.
Breed: We’ve been told that she is a Fox Terrier/Dachshund mix, but we think there might be some Schnauzer in there, too. Whatever she is, she’s an amazing mix!
Owner/parent/boss: Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone. Poppy is the boss.
Her workday: Poppy arrives at the shop and does a quick scan of the whole place to see who’s here. She’s a real lover. She tests a lot of the furniture to make sure its comfortable but also hangs under our desks in her own little bed. When other dogs pass by she goes a little nuts, not because she’s mean (she loves all other dogs) but because she can’t stand the thought of not being able to say hi!

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Name:
River.
Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Owner/parent/boss: Denise Williamson.
His workday: River starts his day at the showroom/store at 9:30 a.m. after his morning run. Since our showroom/store is on two levels, he comes in and runs up and down the stairs to see who is in. Once he settles down, he loves to sit at the top of the stairs, where he gets a full view of the store and showroom. River loves when other dogs come into the store, so he can play. Otherwise, he sleeps a good part of the day until my daughter comes picks him up after school and takes him for another run.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE PT
Name: Daisy, a.k.a. “Duke Duke.”
Breed: Toy Goldendoodle.
Owner/parent/boss: Daniel Fleck & Jillian Proniewych.
Her workday: Daisy loves her walks to and from the subway and then being carried in her fashionable backpack while on the subway. She spends her first part of the day sniffing out all the different smells of the office. She tends to be very shy, but she has no hesitation saying hi to patients on her own terms. One of her favorite duties is “cleaning up” and “reorganizing” anything that ends up on the floor. You can see patients’ moods and faces light up whenever daisy is in the office. Due to her healing effect, we’re debating about increasing her hours to full time.

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Previous Shopdogs posts:
••• Volume 7: Cosmo; Buddy; King Carton; Janet and Whiskey; Fritz
••• Volume 6: Josephine; Lucy; Min; Wolfie
••• Volume 5: Tiger; Mila and Lila; Fonzie; Bumper
••• Volume 4: Henry; Sam; Patti Gucci; Serenity and Bob; Starr
••• Volume 3: Abraham; Captain; Newton; Lilah; Vivian
••• Volume 2: Oscar and Lucy; Otis, Porter, and Neo; Scout; Clyde; Spike; Giri; Mo; Jinjer
••• Volume 1: Niki; Sugar Ray; Eleanor Rigby; Marley; Baby Bear; Shea; Fred; Christopher

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