A 5-month-old Pomeranian puppy named Bert was abandoned at an animal shelter for a ridiculous reason. Apparently, breeders decided he was "too big to sell."
Luckily for the adorable pup, Kathy Grayson found Bert on PetFinder and decided to adopt him. She flew all the way from NYC, where she owns an art gallery, to Tulsa to pick up the dog and bring him to his forever home.
Grayson's one problem with having a new puppy was that she spent so much time at the gallery. Since she couldn't leave Bert alone while he was still adjusting to his new life, she decided to do something unusual.
Grayson brought Bert with her to work, and surprisingly the puppy was well-behaved and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings of the art gallery.
"There was just something about the look in his eyes," Grayson said in an interview with The Dodo. "I think that next day in NYC we had an opening at my art gallery with hundreds of people and a dinner and after-party. From day one, Bert was ready to join the art world!"
For Grayson and Bert, every day is "bring your dog to work day." The two of them are inseparable pals and the chocolate Pomeranian has made many friends while at work. People come regularly not just to see the art, but to spend time with Bert.
"Bertie has become our unofficial mascot," Grayson said.
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Bert isn't just a pet anymore. He's almost 4 years old and has an unofficial "job" at the gallery. He attracts customers and helps make gallery a unique art-viewing experience for people.
"A lot of people bring their dogs too!" Grayson said. "They know that I am always there with Bert in my office with treats, ready to play."
Grayson claims that Bert helps keep her grounded and is more than willing to go with her when she has special events to attend. He loves the laid-back atmosphere of the art community.
"He is so calm and like … introspective," Grayson said. "He's been to dozens of openings, scores of art fairs in NYC, Miami, L.A. and the Hamptons even. He's been to...clubs, restaurants, bars, even the opera once! His motto is 'Happy to be included!'"
Although the rescue pup was unwanted at first, Grayson has made a home for him at the gallery where he's surrounded by viewers who love to see the cute bear-like dog. And who could blame them?
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