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Furry Friends

Furry friends on the job: Abby from Barnhardt Jewelers

Pets Abby

Introducing Abby! Abby accompanies Debbie Barnhardt Basinger to work at Barnhardt Jewelers in Spencer, North Carolina. Since she was just a pup, Abby has worked as the “therapy dog” at the store giving love and snuggles to each employee on a daily basis (pictured is Barnhardt’s sales and marketing manager Elysia getting her daily snuggle). The affectionate Poodle came from the mountains and loves to tree squirrels when not on the job.


Furry friends on the job: Bo is the store greeter/sales associate for Anderson Jewelers

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This little bundle of cuteness is Bo! Bo is a 10 pound, four-year-old mixed breed rescue. He is proud to hold the position of store greeter/sales associate for Savannah, Georgia-based Anderson Jewelers. Bo knows how to close a sale and prefers stylish ties over cash as a bonus for exceeding his goals. Customers absolutely adore him and simply can’t refuse his snaggle tooth smile which he uses to seal the deal!

Furry friends on the job: Berger Bee Einstein at Metal Marketplace International

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Introducing Berger Bee Einstein. He is the Toy Poodle of Tony and Suzanne Acquaviva. Berger Bee occasionally accompanies Tony to work at Metal Marketplace International, but his primary job is modeling for the company. Perhaps you’ve seen him before featured in ads in this and other industry publications. But he’s not just another pretty face. Tony says Berger Bee is a very smart dog.

Furry friends on the job: Huey of Bradley Gough Diamonds

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This is Huey. He is a Papipoo, a hybrid between a Toy Papillon and Toy Poodle. Huey accompanies Brad Gough daily at Bradley Gough Diamonds in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Weighing in at a svelte 5.5 pounds, Huey works as the showcase guard dog. Brad says he is “the ultimate deterrent against the smash and grab.” With Huey on the job, surely Brad gets a deep discount on his insurance premium. As if that’s not enough, Huey is also a therapy dog. He was instrumental in helping Brad’s wife Stephanie beat cancer a few years ago. Way to go Huey!

Furry friends on the job: Jolie from Blackwell’s Jewelers

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Say hello to Jolie. She is a Miniature Red Poodle. Jolie loves joining her humans Theresa and George Blackwell at Blackwell’s Jewelers in Marietta, Georgia. Jolie’s specialty is meeting and greeting the customers. If she’s not in the store everybody is asking, “where’s Jolie?” Jolie means pretty in French! An appropriate name for a beautiful dog representing beautiful jewelry!

Furry friends on the job: Baxter and Bob of John E Koller Jewelry Designs

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These little guys are Baxter, a long-haired Dachshund, and Bob, a rescue who is at least part wire-haired Terrier. Baxter is 12 years old and has been joining John Koller at John E Koller Jewelry Designs in Owasso, Oklahoma since he was 2. Bob is the “little brother” who was 1 1/2 when this shot was taken. John says customers stop by just to bring the boys treats, and occasionally he gets one too!

Furry friends on the job: Abel of Beall Jewelers

Pets Abel

This adorable Reverse Brindle Boxer is named Abel. Abel joins Christopher Beall at Beall Jewelers in Delavan, Wisconsin. This picture was taken last October when Abel was only nine weeks old. Abel is not a Shriner. He’s wearing the head gear to keep him from scratching his newly cropped ears. Chris says he takes him to work daily to keep him from tearing his house down while he’s home alone. Hope that’s working out well. As Abel grows and matures he’s sure to be a great asset to the store.

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