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Furry Friends

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Gypsy from Hamilton’s Jewelers

Meet the locally famous “Ghost Dog”, aka “White Dog”, eventually named Gypsy. Gypsy roamed freely throughout Mount Pleasant, Texas for four months until she was captured. Lana and Barry Hamilton, owners of Hamilton’s Jewelers, with the help of two rescue trainers, tamed her and made her a valued addition to Hamilton’s team! She now assists in sales by barking when men need help buying the right item for their loved ones.


Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Annabella from Nash Jewelry

Say hello to Annabella! A 7-year-old Shetland Sheep Dog (aka Sheltie), Annabella works with her human Greg Nash at Nash Jewelry in West Palm Beach, FL. While her official title is Ambassador of Goodwill, Annabella serves many purposes in the store. She is a watchdog, she gives an alert whenever someone is outside; she greets customers once they enter; she herds departing customers back in for a potential add-on sale; she’s a model, the store’s star on social media; a therapy and emotional support dog, her mere presence brings down the stress level; and she’s a traffic builder, the clients love her - people drop by just to see her and often bring their dogs with them. Annabella, Greg and staff wish us all to “Live Long and Prosper!”

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Misty from Martin Jewelry

Pets Misty newsletterHappy Holidays from Pat Martin and Misty! Misty is an eight year old Poodle that works with Pat at Martin Jewelry in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Pat says Misty has faithfully helped him at Martin Jewelry every day since she became part of the family. Poodles are renowned for their intelligence and versatility, valuable traits to bring to an independent retail jewelry store.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Charlie from Levison’s Jewelers

Greetings from Charlie Brown! Charlie is a two year old Australian Shepherd that loves going to work every day at Levison’s Jewelers in Miami, Florida.  He gets excited every time someone comes to visit and loves to greet all customers at the door, making them feel instantly welcome and at home.  He especially loves when they throw his soccer ball and play catch!  While Charlie loves to play, when it comes to being a gemologist, he’s all business.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Honeybear and Sugarplum from Barry Peterson Jewelers

Say hello to Honeybear and Sugarplum! The adorable Brussels Griffons work every day at Barry Peterson Jewelers in Ketchum, Idaho. Honeybear really loves it there and starts barking 2 blocks away in anticipation of getting to the store - fortunately Barry & Candice Peterson live only 5 blocks away. The girls’ favorite task is greeting the customers. Their additional jobs include guarding the vault and alerting the staff to other dogs passing by outside. They bring joy and happiness to the store and have a special affection for the treat-bearing FedEx and UPS drivers.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Blue from Costello Jewelry Company

This precious little guy is named Blue. Blue is a Blue Pekingese that works with his mommy Deborah Lundeen, the manager of Costello Jewelry Company in Naperville, Illinois. Blue is the store security guard that rolls over for a tummy rub upon entry of every client. Deborah has to warn every customer to rub Blue’s tummy at your own risk! “Because Blue is a ‘low rider,’ he is frequently afflicted with ‘tinkle tummy,’” says Deborah. “I love this baby so, so much and I find that our customers are asking for him by name.”

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