To celebrate National Pet Day, we want to introduce you to our furry co-workers! Response Labs team members are dedicated animal lovers. In total, we have eleven dogs and four cats among us at Team RL! These canine and feline friends love belly rubs, walks in the park, mid-day treats, and Zoom-bombing at the most inopportune times. (Thank goodness for gracious Clients who share our adoration of animals.)
We’d like to “paws” for a moment and recognize these lovable animal co-workers:
Meet Walker, a 70% Great Pyrenees and 30% Australian Shepherd mix. He lives in Minnesota with his owner Bruce. He is a giant playful guy.
Four-year old Pedey is named after former Boston Red Sox player Dustin “Pedey” Pedroia. He lives with Nick, one of our email developers, and his wife Paige. Pedey is a fashion-forward pup who’s known to sport a bow tie.
Account Executive Ashley shares her home with a three-dog pack: Tilly, Sadie and Tucker. She also fosters dogs in her spare time, offering temporary homes to dogs in need. Tilly is a one-year-old, American Staffordshire Terrier and American Pitbull mix. Eight-year-old Sadie is a cross of German Shepherd and Anatolian Shepherd. Tucker is part Boxer, part Beagle. As you can tell from these photos, each of these pooches has a unique personality!
Leigh, our Media Director, works at home with her friend Cooper. This Flatcoat Retriever is a whiz at social media.
On the other side of our media team, Liz works alongside a husky named Mila. With a thirst for action and adventure, Mila’s notorious alter ego is “Confirmed Raccoon Killer.”
Can you guess where one of Stephen’s favorite places to visit is? Meet Vegas, a Chihuahua and Italian Greyhound mix. The irony is that she lives in New York City and prefers quiet peace over bright lights and big cities.
Rookie is a sweet black lab who lives with Dan, RL’s own CEO. He loves snacks and watching sunsets from the deck of a boat—true for both Rookie and Dan.
Office Manager, Amy, owns the youngest animals in our collective brood. Apple is a six-month-old Labrador mix and Benji is a three-month-old Golden Retriever mix. Amy adopted both through Fur-Ever Paws Dog Rescue, an agency who rescues dogs from high kill shelters and finds them fur-ever homes. Each came as a present for Amy’s children, Apple for Christmas and Benji for Easter.
Christopher, attends to two cats, Lilo and Zen. A beautiful Calico, Lilo was adopted as a kitten. She enjoys screaming at her owner and being outside in the Illinois winter. Zen was a stray rescued from the street. Named for his appreciation of warm houses, soft beds, regular meals and cuddles, Zen is one calm cat.
Partner and Director of Strategy, Andy’s family includes two felines. Winnie Moo is an orange and white beauty. Bibsy is a fluffy gray and white purrer.
That’s it – a round up of RL’s most beloved pets. While some team members don’t live with pets, the majority favor dogs over cats. But there’s no competition. Whether they’re furry, scaly or feathery, we’re pro-pet. And to us, every day is National Pet Day.