Featured Pet (and Pet Owner)
“Lily” is a loving jack russell terrier/doberman mix who comes to work with her owner, Jeff Boothby, a purchasing agent in the Replacements, Ltd. purchasing department. Jeff said, “There are two things that I can always remember loving since I was a child: dogs and cars. Unfortunately, growing up I was never able to convince my parents to get a dog.”
When Jeff moved to North Carolina from New England, he was elated to finally be able to get a dog of his own. Wanting a rescue dog, Jeff visited to the SPCA where, according to Jeff, Lily was the one who picked him. “It was love at first sight!” Jeff said. “I was told Lily was a full-blooded doberman, so I proceeded to get the largest crate they had at the pet store. I’ve since found out that, although Lily is amazing, she is clearly not a full-blooded doberman. She never hit much of a growth spurt – other than growing a bit outwards!”
Jeff describes Lily as his best friend and shadow. She loves coming to work with Jeff, and goes crazy when he even mentions the word “work.” “She has many friends here who she loves to see,” Jeff said. “And she is always eager to meet and sniff new people.” Lily also has a little “boyfriend” at Replacements: a boston terrier named “BoBo” who she adores.
When asked about working at Replacements, Jeff said, “I was impressed with what I had heard about Replacements, Ltd. before moving here – especially their pet-friendly policy. I have always thought how great it would be to be able to bring your dog to work with you. I feel so lucky to work here, and I love being able to have Lily with me as much as she loves being here!”