Flat-coated retriever, “Logan,” found his way to his owner, Jannette (“JJ”) Jones, a Centralized Pulling Assistant with Replacements, Ltd., by way of television! One evening JJ and her roommate, Teresa, were watching local Channel 8, which airs a program showing pets available for adoption. Logan was the stray dog featured. “He was so laid back on TV,” JJ says, “and there was something about his eyes. We knew we just had to have him.” Teresa phoned the TV station immediately to tell them they would pick Logan up that very evening.
Since JJ and Teresa already had a pet, a female border collie named “Darci” (you’ll find Darci in our
Featured Pet archives), they were concerned that bringing in a new family member might create problems. “But it was easy,” JJ says, “because Logan is so easy-going. When we brought him home, Darcy let him know right away who the boss was going to be, and she still lets him know who the boss is, but now they’re pals, and play together all the time.”
Probably as a result of his time as a stray, when he had to fend for himself, Logan wolfs down his food. “He eats like there’s no tomorrow,” JJ says. Logan enjoys taking walks, is great with children, and “loves trucks, especially pickup trucks,” JJ says. And he has a favorite activity. “When I scratch him on the hips,” JJ says, “he dances around with his back feet. I tell him he’s doing the Watusi!”
JJ feels the Replacements, Ltd. pet-friendly policy is a great benefit. “Having pets around is a stress-reliever for me,” JJ says. “In my job I go all through the shelves in our huge warehouse finding items, sometimes for waiting customers, so I need to get things done quickly. When I see a pet, or give one a pat while I’m working, somehow it takes the pressure off.”
JJ has been employed at Replacements, Ltd. since 1999. “After all this time,” she says, “what I still like best is seeing the look on people’s faces when I bring an item from the warehouse that is tied to a personal memory that’s precious to them. I’ve had people clap their hands in excitement, or even start crying, because they’re so pleased. It’s a great feeling.”