“Madison,” an adorable yorkie poo puppy, is the newest addition to Linda Carson’s already sizeable family. “We definitely have a mini zoo at our house!” said Linda, a member of Replacements, Ltd. internet services department. “Our family consists of four children, six grandchildren, four dogs, three cats, one parrot, and several fish.” The animals all live at home with Linda and her husband. “My husband says that I suffer empty nest syndrome – every time one of the children left home I would bring home another pet!” Linda said.
They acquired Madison this past February when a retired employee of Replacements brought in three yorkie poo puppies to find them a home. “The puppies were born on Christmas day,” Linda said. “There was one little female left in the basket. I picked her up and instantly fell in love with her – needless to say, she went home with me that day. My husband decided to name her Madison.”
Madison comes to work with Linda every day. “I call her the Replacements Greeter!” Linda said, Madison enjoys being with the other employees as well as their dogs. “Madison has many playmates here at Replacements. She is very sweet and social,” Linda said. “Other employees visit her daily to get their kisses and hugs from her.” Madison is very special to Linda for another reason as well, and has brought some much needed comfort and joy to Linda’s home. “She reminded me of my mother, who passed away on December 26, 2009,” Linda said. “My mother always wanted to have a yorkie poo dog – unfortunately she could not have a dog living in an apartment. Her health also did not allow her to own a dog.”
When asked about Replacements’ pet policy, Linda said, “Being able to bring your pet to work with you is such a great benefit that Replacements offers to its employees – bringing Madison to work is much better than leaving her crated up in a cage all day at home.” When it comes to working at Replacements in general, Linda said, “Replacements is such a friendly and welcome environment to work in. We are all like one big family here!”