Dog lovers know very well how their canine friends make their lives better every day. But apart from being overwhelmingly cute, fun and loving, some woofers are also serving their communities and those in need by doing what they know best– making the world a better place.

And this wholesome corner of Reddit known as the Dogs With Jobs community is dedicated to celebrating and appreciating the real working dogs.

Created back in 2014, the community is home to 848k members who tune in for posts about dogs who are trained specifically to perform particular jobs and tasks. Think of guide dogs, service dogs, herding dogs, police dogs, sled dogs, and so on.

Below we selected the most inspiring examples, so scroll down and upvote your favorite ones as you go!

#1

I Would Be So Proud Of My Dog If He Got This Job

I Would Be So Proud Of My Dog If He Got This Job

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Deborah Harris
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a lovely idea, those beautiful gentle faces make me melt xx

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#2

I Was Laughing And My Dog Thought I Was Hyperventilating And Got Me My Emergency Inhaler. Thanks Pal? Lol

I Was Laughing And My Dog Thought I Was Hyperventilating And Got Me My Emergency Inhaler. Thanks Pal? Lol

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Deborah Harris
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such a good boi ... gorgeous deep brown eyes x

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#3

The Vancouver Police Department Made A Police Dog Calendar. This Badass Photo Of A K9 And Its Handler Is In It

The Vancouver Police Department Made A Police Dog Calendar. This Badass Photo Of A K9 And Its Handler Is In It

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A service dog is a dog that has been specially trained to perform tasks that assist people with disabilities. The most common type of service dog is a guide dog, which helps people who are blind or have low vision. Other types of service dogs can assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing, have seizure disorders, or have mobility impairments.

It's important to note that service dogs are not the same as pet dogs. They undergo extensive training to perform specific tasks and are protected by federal law. Moreover, service dogs are allowed to go places that pet dogs are not, such as inside businesses and on public transportation.

#4

Bretagne. The Last Known 9/11 Search And Rescue Dog, Died At Age 16. The Goodest Girl

Bretagne. The Last Known 9/11 Search And Rescue Dog, Died At Age 16. The Goodest Girl

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Deborah Harris
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for your wonderful service beautiful girl <3

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#5

Blind Owner Michael Hingson With His Guide Dog Roselle, Who LED Him And 30 Others Down 78 Stories Out Of The World Trade Center On 9/11

Blind Owner Michael Hingson With His Guide Dog Roselle, Who LED Him And 30 Others Down 78 Stories Out Of The World Trade Center On 9/11

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Deborah Harris
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am so humbled and in awe after reading about the bravery of Roselle and Michael Hingson and also learning about Salty another guide dog who was in one of the towers that day too ...true animals of courage, they've definitely earned their angel wings 🥰

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#6

This Is Ronny From Ohio Highway Patrol. He Tried Really Hard For His Picture Okay Don't Make Fun Of Him

This Is Ronny From Ohio Highway Patrol. He Tried Really Hard For His Picture Okay Don't Make Fun Of Him

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Pernille.
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He is really trying to look like a tough police dog, but it's a complete fail, I just want to cuddle him

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People who use service dogs typically have a disability that limits their ability to perform activities of daily living. For example, a person who is blind may rely on a guide dog to help them get around. A person with a mobility impairment may use a service dog to help them with tasks such as opening doors or picking up things that they have dropped.

Therefore, service dogs can provide invaluable assistance to people with disabilities. They can help increase independence and self-confidence, and provide companionship.

#7

Penguin Guards!

Penguin Guards!

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Agfox
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I lived in a regional city in Australia & read a newspaper report about one of these dogs working on a nearby farm. The owner said that when the dog needed to visit a vet clinic for vaccinations etc it became so stressed at leaving the flock behind that they had to take a sheep along with them in the back of their 4WD

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#8

The Best Of Boys

The Best Of Boys

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#9

It's Been 1 Year Since I Laid Molly To Rest. She's Credited With Finding The Remains Of 62 Different Us Soldiers. So Their Bodies Could Be Brought Back To Their Families. She Was My Best Friend She Was My Comforter And She Was My Antidepressant. A Day Doesn't Go By That I Don't Think About Her

It's Been 1 Year Since I Laid Molly To Rest. She's Credited With Finding The Remains Of 62 Different Us Soldiers. So Their Bodies Could Be Brought Back To Their Families. She Was My Best Friend She Was My Comforter And She Was My Antidepressant. A Day Doesn't Go By That I Don't Think About Her

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Between the public access manners and the specialized skills required for a particular disability, based on the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP) guidelines, training a service dog requires a minimum of 120 hours of training for at least 6 months (depending on the dog and the required skills). During that time, dogs also need to work a minimum of 30 hours in public settings to help them generalize their skills and teach them to be responsive and unobtrusive in a variety of public places.

#10

Take Your Kid To Work Day (Therapy Dog Edition)

Take Your Kid To Work Day (Therapy Dog Edition)

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TheQueenZ
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my heart. I need this in the world all the time. It's adorable.

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#11

Search And Rescue Over Fetch Any Day

Search And Rescue Over Fetch Any Day

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Content Wombat
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww, they all look so happy that they've done their job so well. Bestest doggos!!!! :) x

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#12

This Is Benny. He Was The Therapy Dog At The Middle School In The Town I Live. He's Being Forced Into Retirement Because Of His Health. I Guess I Just Wanted The World To Know About This Wonderful Pupper

This Is Benny. He Was The Therapy Dog At The Middle School In The Town I Live. He's Being Forced Into Retirement Because Of His Health. I Guess I Just Wanted The World To Know About This Wonderful Pupper

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In case you wonder, it takes a special dog to be a service dog. Many dogs can be trained to pick up objects, alert to changes in glucose levels, help with balance, interrupt repetitive patterns and offer comfort. Not every dog, however, can handle going out in public. Going to a mall may not seem like a big challenge, but the crowd, the sounds, the shiny surfaces, the carts, the elevators, etc. can be very stressful to many dogs. 

#13

Last Night, In My City, K-9 Riley Died Taking Down An Armed Suspect. He Was 5 Years Old And Had Been In-Service For 3 Years. An Officer Also Died At The Scene. Can We Take A Moment To Give Thanks For Dogs Like Riley Who Die In The Line Of Duty In Order To Protect Us? Rip Riley

Last Night, In My City, K-9 Riley Died Taking Down An Armed Suspect. He Was 5 Years Old And Had Been In-Service For 3 Years. An Officer Also Died At The Scene. Can We Take A Moment To Give Thanks For Dogs Like Riley Who Die In The Line Of Duty In Order To Protect Us? Rip Riley

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Fluffy mommy panda
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you Riley for your service. Thank you officers for your service. 💞

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#14

This Is Morty. He Was Deployed In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria And Jumped 30 Feet Out Of A Helicopter When He Caught The Scent Of Someone In Need. He’s Now In Nc For Hurricane Florence

This Is Morty. He Was Deployed In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria And Jumped 30 Feet Out Of A Helicopter When He Caught The Scent Of Someone In Need. He’s Now In Nc For Hurricane Florence

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TheQueenZ
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ouch. He jumped 30 ft? 😳 Amazing doggo needs landing gear.

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#15

Depressed 9/11 Rescue Dogs

Depressed 9/11 Rescue Dogs

Finding survivors was dangerous and thankless work. The rescue crews suffered limitations, like dangerous and smoldering debris, and tight access. To aid in their efforts, some employed dogs to help. After the collapse, they pulled only 23 people from the debris, 15 of them rescue workers who'd compromised their own safety. Rescuers removed the last survivor 27 hours after the collapse.
Rescue dogs were finding so few living survivors, they would become noticeably depressed, thinking they weren't doing a good job. Handlers would hide in the rubble to allow the dogs to "find" them, boosting their spirit and morale.

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Deborah Harris
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh love them ..some Heroes have paws, fur and huge hearts ❤️

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A good candidate to be a service dog is both a confident and social dog. A dog that is easy going and likes to greet every new person. For a shy and anxious dog, being out in public could be a source of stress and anxiety. Just like people, when dogs are anxious, they are more likely to be on the lookout for potential threats. They might bark, growl or even bite if they don’t feel safe. Additionally, a dog concerned about his/her own safety will not be able to focus on the handler and provide the needed assistance.

#17

A Very Photogenic Guide Dog

A Very Photogenic Guide Dog

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Michelle M
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Clearly one of the most photogenic dogs I've ever seen.

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#18

This Best Boye Helping Children Testify

This Best Boye Helping Children Testify

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Deborah Harris
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my heart, I want to cry and smile both at the same time. Bless them both x

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#19

K9 At Their Training

K9 At Their Training

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glowworm2
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The polite paws on the desks are killing me with cuteness.

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#20

This Is Arty, He Is In Training To Be A Service Or Therapy Dog. At This Rate, Probably A Therapy Dog

This Is Arty, He Is In Training To Be A Service Or Therapy Dog. At This Rate, Probably A Therapy Dog

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#21

On 9/11, We Would Like To Honor The Men, Women, And K9s That Risked And Lost Their Lives

On 9/11, We Would Like To Honor The Men, Women, And K9s That Risked And Lost Their Lives

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peace
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is so heartbreaking .

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#22

This Is Bill. Yesterday He Had His First Day Of Training To Be My Medical Alert Dog. He's Going To Be The First Medical Alert Dog For My Illness In Australia And Will Learn How To Save My Life. Here He Is Wearing An Assistance Dog Coat And Visiting A Shopping Centre For The First Time

This Is Bill. Yesterday He Had His First Day Of Training To Be My Medical Alert Dog. He's Going To Be The First Medical Alert Dog For My Illness In Australia And Will Learn How To Save My Life. Here He Is Wearing An Assistance Dog Coat And Visiting A Shopping Centre For The First Time

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#23

My Hometown Pd Threw This Brave Officer A Birthday Party. Happy Birthday, Max!

My Hometown Pd Threw This Brave Officer A Birthday Party. Happy Birthday, Max!

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#24

Goodboi Doggo, Uuno, Works Very Hard As A Video Game Developer

Goodboi Doggo, Uuno, Works Very Hard As A Video Game Developer

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Deborah Harris
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Best boi ever!!!! He would make the perfect husband for one of my house hippos ..God I love staffies <3

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#25

My Boy, Teddy, Is The Official Greeter At My Store. He Comes With His Own Faq

My Boy, Teddy, Is The Official Greeter At My Store. He Comes With His Own Faq

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#26

Meet Aunt B, A Young Mini Doodle With A Very Important Job. She Works For Funeral Homes, As A Comfort Dog For People Who’ve Lost Loved Ones. Her Life Is Filled With Love As She Brings Love To All. 100/10 For This Compassionate Woof

Meet Aunt B, A Young Mini Doodle With A Very Important Job. She Works For Funeral Homes, As A Comfort Dog For People Who’ve Lost Loved Ones. Her Life Is Filled With Love As She Brings Love To All. 100/10 For This Compassionate Woof

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Dani M
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

holy moly, what an incredibly cute face!

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#27

That's Called A Selective Snooot

That's Called A Selective Snooot

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#28

Remember The Dog That Appeared On The Frontpage Being Rescued During A Flood In Mexico? They Adopted It And Is Now In Training To Be A Rescue Dog

Remember The Dog That Appeared On The Frontpage Being Rescued During A Flood In Mexico? They Adopted It And Is Now In Training To Be A Rescue Dog

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#29

A Messenger Doggo

A Messenger Doggo

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#30

Lifeguards Ready To Save The Day In Croatia

Lifeguards Ready To Save The Day In Croatia

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Deborah Harris
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Heck of a lot of self control there for all 4 of them as labs love the water :) x

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#31

Supervisor Dog Monitors Your Lunch Breaks

Supervisor Dog Monitors Your Lunch Breaks

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Dynein
Community Member
2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ooh. I struggle with self-discipline, and my work can be done 100% remote... If I ever get a cat (nothing against dogs, I'm just not a dog person) I will definitely do this!

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#32

I Volunteered To Be A Patient For A Research Study On The Effects Of Dog Therapy For Depression. This Is Thor, I’ll Be Working With Him Until The End Of The Study, He’s Been Making Me Feel Better

I Volunteered To Be A Patient For A Research Study On The Effects Of Dog Therapy For Depression. This Is Thor, I’ll Be Working With Him Until The End Of The Study, He’s Been Making Me Feel Better

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Loretta
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wish you best luck for your recovery!! :)

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#33

Where Was Jessie When I Got An Mri

Where Was Jessie When I Got An Mri

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#34

"Mission Complete" For Sully, George H. W. Bush's Service Dog

"Mission Complete" For Sully, George H. W. Bush's Service Dog

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#35

He Goes In For Surgery Tomorrow On An Unknown Lump On His Back. Please Send Love. He Is My World And Many Others, As A Therapy Dog

He Goes In For Surgery Tomorrow On An Unknown Lump On His Back. Please Send Love. He Is My World And Many Others, As A Therapy Dog

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#36

My Buddies Dog Who Is Trained To Dig Up Sea Turtle Nests So They Can Be Safely Incubated And Set Free After The Hatch

My Buddies Dog Who Is Trained To Dig Up Sea Turtle Nests So They Can Be Safely Incubated And Set Free After The Hatch

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#37

Need

Need

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Aran Lindvail
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Puppies are lovely walking zones of mayhem, 1sec after the picture it will be chewing the chair, pulling the shirt, running off with whatever was in his pockets or other glorious chaos.

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#38

Mleming For A Living

Mleming For A Living

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#39

Best Coworker Ever!!

Best Coworker Ever!!

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#40

This Is Razor, A Retired Ied Sniffer Dog Who Worked In Afghanistan And Visited Our School Today. Good Boy Level: Over 9000!

This Is Razor, A Retired Ied Sniffer Dog Who Worked In Afghanistan And Visited Our School Today. Good Boy Level: Over 9000!

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#41

This Is Elvis, Who Holds The Very Specialized Job Of Polar Bear Pregnancy Sniffer. He Can Detect Pregnancy In Polar Bear Poop With 97% Accuracy!

This Is Elvis, Who Holds The Very Specialized Job Of Polar Bear Pregnancy Sniffer. He Can Detect Pregnancy In Polar Bear Poop With 97% Accuracy!

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#43

The Goodest Boye With The Bestest Job!

The Goodest Boye With The Bestest Job!

My local hardware has a dog that follows you around, and takes your items to the counter for you.

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Happy Ostrich
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That sounds like it would be a more effective sales technique than a pushy sales person!

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#44

Bazz The Beekeeper

Bazz The Beekeeper

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#45

He Protecc From The Back

He Protecc From The Back

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#46

A Bored Sniffer Dog, Complete With Blep

A Bored Sniffer Dog, Complete With Blep

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#47

Meet Bród And Shadow, The President Of Ireland's Two Bodyguards

Meet Bród And Shadow, The President Of Ireland's Two Bodyguards

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irishgoatgirl
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Her name was Síoda, not Shadow. Síoda means 'silk' in Irish. But she was still a beautiful dog no matter what her name was ❤❤❤

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#48

A Friendly Bomb Sniffing Pupper At Congress Wearing Booties To Protect His Paws From Broken Glass

A Friendly Bomb Sniffing Pupper At Congress Wearing Booties To Protect His Paws From Broken Glass

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Mike Crow
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Worked security at a hospital and came across a suspicious package so we called it in. Bomb sniffer dog found the package was safe but was happy to find part of nurses lunch in the garbage.

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#49

My Local Print Shop Has A Dog Working The Counter

My Local Print Shop Has A Dog Working The Counter

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#50

Not All Dogs Have Wholesome Jobs

Not All Dogs Have Wholesome Jobs

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