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Stray Dog Keeps Visiting A Hyundai Dealership, They Give Him A Job And His Own Badge
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Stray Dog Keeps Visiting A Hyundai Dealership, They Give Him A Job And His Own Badge

Persistency gets you places. Especially into people’s hearts.

And few live by these words as seriously as one doggo from Brazil. He found himself a job, got adopted, and became famous simply by showing up.

Earlier this year, the staff at a Hyundai Prime dealership noticed the dog hanging around. At first, they thought it was just a temporary thing and the pup would soon move on to search for happiness elsewhere but as time went by, one thing became evident — he was determined to stay. So they let him.

The dealership named the friendly stray Tucson Prime and hired him. They even gave him his own ID card and everything.

More info: Instagram

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Image credits: tucson_prime

Although they adopted the dog in May, the story started to go viral just earlier this week after the official handle of Hyundai Brazil posted images of the ‘pawfessional consultant’ on their Instagram account.

Image credits: tucson_prime

They said the initial plan was to simply provide the dog refuge, but his ability to greet and interact with customers earned him a promotion.

Image credits: tucson_prime

Showroom manager Emerson Mariano told media outlet Top Motors Brazil that the feedback for Tucson’s customer service in the store has been extremely positive, and he said the environment in their organization has improved thanks to the dog’s “very caring and docile nature”.

Image credits: tucson_prime

Mariano said that many customers returned to the store even after having purchased a car just to say hi to the dog and give him gifts.

Image credits: tucson_prime

The manager made the decision to take in the dog during a particularly rainy night when he felt so sorry for the stray, he just had to invite him inside and offer him food and water.

Image credits: tucson_prime

Then, Mariano instantly became attached to the dog and suggested to the board that they adopt Tucson as a mascot.

“After all, the company has always been pet friendly, so now, we decided to embrace this idea in practice too, having our own pet precisely at a more complicated time like this with so many abandoned animals,” he said.

Image credits: tucson_prime

After his adoption, Tucson was taken to a doctor to get all the necessary vaccinations and has not only become a real member of the team, but he’s even expected to star in a national advertisement campaign for Hyundai too.

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Image credits: tucson_prime

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Image credits: tucson_prime

Image credits: tucson_prime

Image credits: tucson_prime

Image credits: tucson_prime

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People were incredibly happy to hear the news

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Winnie
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the best thing I've seen today!

AmeliaTop
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2 years ago (edited)

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Hеy❤.I'm seаrсh a bаd bоy ✅✅ fоr relaхing tоgethеr ❤ I аm waiting you ✅✅ Seе me hеre ==>> ku︆︆︆︆tt.︆︆it/LIfqX5

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Night Owl
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Make him the employee of the month... and later the employee of the year. I'm not looking to buy a car but a dog consultant would definitely convince me to enter a car dealership

Zoe's Mom
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want to speak with the manager and this cutie walks up!! All good; all good.

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2 years ago (edited)

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Cuddles
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Instead of "Employee of the Month" there's just a sign with his picture that said "Who's a Good Boy?"

Linda HS
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a beautiful post! What a beautiful beginning of life for such a gentle doggo! What a great post! Thank you! Now my day can begin!🥰

kitk4t
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This would make me buy from this dealership.

April Royal
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How sweet! A gas station by my house adopted a stray dog who later became their unofficial mascot. Thanks to Buster, slim Jim sales went through the roof!

E. Rangel
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does he fetch keys too? Thank you for adopting him and being a responsible owner by giving him a vet too

ebony1k124 touch
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The picture with the tie and headset on were just too much, lol. Talk about a go-getter! This is an awesome story and definitely put a smile on my face.

Katinka Min
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He looks like an incredibly dog - so sweet and bright. Someone really should adopt him properly.

Hollysmom
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful dog. I'm so glad he was taken in and is now a part of their family. So sweet

glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's adorable! Perfect spokesperson!

Mary Smiley
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I really loved this story about a really great doggo and a very kind car dealership. Made my week!

Juan-Carlos Saez
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What can be better than a beautiful car and an amazing dog? THANK YOU HIUNDAY

Meeow
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such a good boy for a vet visit. So glad they gave him a forever home.

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He must have been a much-loved pet at one time to be so docile and willing to pose like he does. So glad he's been adopted and has a good career.

Alicia Leitch
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just bought a Hyundai and sadly there was no doggies at my dealership..

April Pisciotta
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's SO HANDSOME!!! <3 Thank you for taking him in!

Lori Phillips
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm an avid dog person and I can't think of a better life for your boy just remember he choose you and that speaks volumes love the name too

Soli Villanueva
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is so nice to see that we realize all living creatures need love and care! Well done!

Robert Gest
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a great story. He looks like a sweet dog. I'd trust him before a car salesman.

Pamela Mohn
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Officially fallen in love with Tucson! This just made my birthday even better!

Courtney Christelle
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

By his demeanor I think he used to belong to someone and may have been abandoned. Good thing he found his way to loving people and a loving home. From living on the streets to representing an entire brand, good boy.

Lisa Holman
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

AWWW... TOO MUCH SWEETNESS! Bless his heat. Beautiful dog too.

Brodyfan
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very well written entertaining story. Love and respect to the manager and everyone at the dealership.

Christopher Conner
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is an absolutely wonderful story of caring and happiness,for both Tuscon Prime and employees and customers.

Lukas Til
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lovely story, hopefully it's his forever home ❤️

Lukas Til
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lovely story, happy for the dog, hopefully it's his forever home ❤️

Nahid Binandeh Dehaghani
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Excellent 😍😍😍 I wish every stray dog could find a home...

Adria Christian
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love this! Proud to be a Hyundai owner... (Sonata).

Naty Caires
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Proud of Hyundai!!! Parabéns pela atitude Emerson !!!

Noel Bovae
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good for the dog; good for the dealership; good for the customers; good for me!!

Albert Ambrosia
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dogs sell A buddy of mine funeral director when I suggested he have a therapy dog, like mine, he did and the positive reaction of the families and guests was very +++ esp. the kids that go to the wakes. When I go for auto service and all, my service dog is with me and people love her as I allow them to pet her and she loves it. I convinced my ford dealership to get a dog from the pound and he could not believe how much calmer employees and customers in the waiting area are and a lot less beaching. I would use this dog as the business manager when the deal is going sideways...

Lisa Pockat Bork
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So awesome. An all around winning situation

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

Where is he? I'd love to adopt him, but at this point, I'm certain they'd never let me. Awesome looking dog.

Greg St
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you so very much for your compassion to TPrime. you’re the best!!! Def going to consider getting a Hundai soon!

Kathleen
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful! If I lived close by, I would give him a pet bed. Floor is hard. Thanks and kudos to Hyundai staff. Hyundai image and brand has been upgraded! I like the tie! Looking forward to his acting debut in a commercial 👏

Carolyn Whisnant
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

😍 Love him this gives me ideas for my company

Ema RootBeer
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

if this dog can get a job, so can you

Perkins S
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All of a sudden lots of "owners" are going to come looking for him.

Kat T
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely Awesome! Hyundai Sonata driver here!! Tucson would make anyone's experience PRIME!!! 😁😁

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

Oh my, what a cute face. If they really took him in, then kudo's to them. I can't help but notice the brand comes up a lot in his story though ;) Well cute marketing is still better than nothing :D

Lsai Aeon
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

More dealerships need pets/mascots like this. Unruly Karen shows up to see the manager point the animal in her direction. Animals know a good person from a bad person Good luck Karen

averageperson
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's really too bad that some people are allergic to dogs... otherwise there would be a lot more stories like this. I'm so glad Hyundai could make room for a doggo!

Jim
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everything was going good for the dog until they had his balls cut off..........

Alessandra Capalbo
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There may yet be hope for human beings, the dogs already have it :) Such a heartfelt and beautiful story :)

Ti
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's a good looking ridgeback! :)

Anna Kimmel
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the comment from Night Owl; "Make him the employee of the month... and later the employee of the year. I'm not looking to buy a car but a dog consultant would definitely convince me to enter a car dealership" was exactly what I was thinking and so I decided to give them credit and copy and paste it to my comment.

Divya
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love it !!! Way to go... and hope many more corporates and homes taken in these beautiful dogs abs take care of them. 3 Cheers to the empathetic Manager and the team for welcoming The little guy as the mascot. Looking forward to seeing Hyundai showrooms in India follow your lead!

ArhomR
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great timing for a fun, uplifting series of pics of that handsome pupper. Much appreciated on a rather “heavy” day.

Monday
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fun for customers and other employees

Albert Marchese Jr
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great! The best news story I have seen today

Pammi Singh
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome... everyone shld think like them

Wendy Yim
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OMG I LOVE IT!! I own a Hyundai Tucson and I'm crazy about dogs, so glad that the dealership took the dog in 👍🤗

Trish Greene
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would totally go to Brazil just to meet this dog.

Weim Central
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for caring first and then thinking about the marketing implications! Bravo!

Val Izhakevich
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like a Black Mouth Cur mutt but whoever he is both he and the guys at the dealership are awesome.

Dom Sky
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now tell me you cant find job :D

Edwin Premnath
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wondering what one of the best Indian dog breed is doing out the there.... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combai

Vcube Kgm
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2 years ago

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Better give employment to an unemployed

Miss Cris
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They adopted a pet because they don't have to pay for it. They wouldn't employ any person, at least paying for his/her job. It isn't a matter of choice between a dog or a human. It's this or nothing.

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Winnie
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the best thing I've seen today!

AmeliaTop
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2 years ago (edited)

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Hеy❤.I'm seаrсh a bаd bоy ✅✅ fоr relaхing tоgethеr ❤ I аm waiting you ✅✅ Seе me hеre ==>> ku︆︆︆︆tt.︆︆it/LIfqX5

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Night Owl
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Make him the employee of the month... and later the employee of the year. I'm not looking to buy a car but a dog consultant would definitely convince me to enter a car dealership

Zoe's Mom
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want to speak with the manager and this cutie walks up!! All good; all good.

AmeliaOljee
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2 years ago (edited)

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✅✅Looking for hook up with a stranger! ⚡⚡ Ready for any experiments! ⚡⚡ --==>>> ︆︆v︆︆.︆︆︆︆ht/o77E

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Cuddles
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Instead of "Employee of the Month" there's just a sign with his picture that said "Who's a Good Boy?"

Linda HS
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a beautiful post! What a beautiful beginning of life for such a gentle doggo! What a great post! Thank you! Now my day can begin!🥰

kitk4t
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This would make me buy from this dealership.

April Royal
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How sweet! A gas station by my house adopted a stray dog who later became their unofficial mascot. Thanks to Buster, slim Jim sales went through the roof!

E. Rangel
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does he fetch keys too? Thank you for adopting him and being a responsible owner by giving him a vet too

ebony1k124 touch
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The picture with the tie and headset on were just too much, lol. Talk about a go-getter! This is an awesome story and definitely put a smile on my face.

Katinka Min
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He looks like an incredibly dog - so sweet and bright. Someone really should adopt him properly.

Hollysmom
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful dog. I'm so glad he was taken in and is now a part of their family. So sweet

glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's adorable! Perfect spokesperson!

Mary Smiley
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I really loved this story about a really great doggo and a very kind car dealership. Made my week!

Juan-Carlos Saez
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What can be better than a beautiful car and an amazing dog? THANK YOU HIUNDAY

Meeow
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such a good boy for a vet visit. So glad they gave him a forever home.

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He must have been a much-loved pet at one time to be so docile and willing to pose like he does. So glad he's been adopted and has a good career.

Alicia Leitch
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just bought a Hyundai and sadly there was no doggies at my dealership..

April Pisciotta
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's SO HANDSOME!!! <3 Thank you for taking him in!

Lori Phillips
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm an avid dog person and I can't think of a better life for your boy just remember he choose you and that speaks volumes love the name too

Soli Villanueva
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is so nice to see that we realize all living creatures need love and care! Well done!

Robert Gest
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a great story. He looks like a sweet dog. I'd trust him before a car salesman.

Pamela Mohn
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Officially fallen in love with Tucson! This just made my birthday even better!

Courtney Christelle
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

By his demeanor I think he used to belong to someone and may have been abandoned. Good thing he found his way to loving people and a loving home. From living on the streets to representing an entire brand, good boy.

Lisa Holman
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

AWWW... TOO MUCH SWEETNESS! Bless his heat. Beautiful dog too.

Brodyfan
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very well written entertaining story. Love and respect to the manager and everyone at the dealership.

Christopher Conner
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is an absolutely wonderful story of caring and happiness,for both Tuscon Prime and employees and customers.

Lukas Til
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lovely story, hopefully it's his forever home ❤️

Lukas Til
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lovely story, happy for the dog, hopefully it's his forever home ❤️

Nahid Binandeh Dehaghani
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Excellent 😍😍😍 I wish every stray dog could find a home...

Adria Christian
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love this! Proud to be a Hyundai owner... (Sonata).

Naty Caires
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Proud of Hyundai!!! Parabéns pela atitude Emerson !!!

Noel Bovae
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good for the dog; good for the dealership; good for the customers; good for me!!

Albert Ambrosia
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dogs sell A buddy of mine funeral director when I suggested he have a therapy dog, like mine, he did and the positive reaction of the families and guests was very +++ esp. the kids that go to the wakes. When I go for auto service and all, my service dog is with me and people love her as I allow them to pet her and she loves it. I convinced my ford dealership to get a dog from the pound and he could not believe how much calmer employees and customers in the waiting area are and a lot less beaching. I would use this dog as the business manager when the deal is going sideways...

Lisa Pockat Bork
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So awesome. An all around winning situation

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

Where is he? I'd love to adopt him, but at this point, I'm certain they'd never let me. Awesome looking dog.

Greg St
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you so very much for your compassion to TPrime. you’re the best!!! Def going to consider getting a Hundai soon!

Kathleen
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful! If I lived close by, I would give him a pet bed. Floor is hard. Thanks and kudos to Hyundai staff. Hyundai image and brand has been upgraded! I like the tie! Looking forward to his acting debut in a commercial 👏