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More Shop Dogs

A few weeks ago, I introduced Bandit, a border collie who runs a continuous mood improvement program at a CNC Swiss shop in North Carolina. More readers responded with notes about their shop dogs.

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​A few weeks ago, I introduced Bandit, a border collie who runs a continuous mood improvement program at a CNC Swiss shop in North Carolina.

In response to that post, Matt Guse, president and owner of MRS Machining, sent me a picture of Bentley, who is the official greeter and top dog at this shop in Augusta, Wisconsin. Matt says that “Bentley loves to greet folks from time to time when they come and visit. Having a shop in a rural area, we don’t get many visitors, so he is always excited to see folks when they show up. My wife even brought him some shop shoes so he doesn’t get chips in his paws when walking through the shop, but like most dogs he doesn’t really care for them.”

Al Popovich, the owner of Accurate Design & Fabrication in Custer Park, Illinois, also sent in a photo. He appreciated our spotlight on shops dogs and said it was “a nice change from trying to keep up with all the automation and technology. A good dog often puts things in perspective.” He also added that these shop dogs are “all members of Fabricators Union Local K9.”

Preben Hansen, president of Heimatec Inc. in Prospect Heights, Illinois, sent a picture of him with Nelly (on the left) and Cooper. I am told that these fine dogs are a big part of the company family and roam freely throughout the office, always lifting everyone's spirits. 

My sincere thanks to Matt, Al and Preben for sharing these photos.