This month, we feature “Gracie,” a mixed breed rescue dog. Gracie belongs to Garon Anders, a member of our Online Marketing Team, and his partner Jeremy. Garon has worked for Replacements, Ltd. for 6 years. Although he initially took his job at Replacements, Ltd. to pay for school, he liked it so much that he decided to stay after graduation.
Gracie was found in May of 2005, wondering around the parking lot of a local grocery store. After a couple of the store’s managers passed Gracie between them in an attempt to find her a home, Garon’s partner decided to adopt the dog permanently. Garon often describes Gracie as “the perfect dog.” She rarely barks, she does not beg at the table, she stands by the door when she needs to go out, and she gets along well with other animals (with the exception of cats and squirrels, who she enjoys chasing).
Gracie’s favorite activities include napping on the deck, playing with her stuffed gorilla, and eating. She loves running and her speed when doing so has been compared with that of a cheetah. Gracie loves going to the “Bark Park,” a local park where dogs can play without a leash in several fenced in areas. Although she is a relatively small dog, Gracie will taunt larger dogs into racing around the perimeter of the park. When she finally wears herself out, she sits by the gate, waiting to be put on a leash and walked to the car.
When asked what he liked most about Replacements pet-friendly policy, Garon had this to say, “Our pet-friendly policy is by far one of the most unique benefits Replacements, Ltd. offers. Gracie loves visiting the company and enjoys meeting other dogs, playing in the fields around Replacements, and begging for treats. I agree with the many pet owners who have been featured in the past. Having the option to bring your pet to work reduces stress, provides a sense of security to the pet, and provides pets the opportunity to become well socialized with people and other animals. The pet-friendly policy instills a sense of pride in Replacements, Ltd. employees. I cannot tell you how many times I have told someone where I work and they respond by saying, ‘That is the place where you can bring your pet to work!’”