In 2013, UPS driver Sean McCarren created a Facebook group to pay tribute to the furry friends that make daily routes a looot happier. And it took off like a pup in the park after you unleash it. Now, UPS Dogs has over 1.4M likes on Facebook and 488K followers on Instagram. However, once you scroll through its feed, it's easy to understand why the project has become so popular. There are alpacas, deer, geese, goats, sheep, chickens and even cats too! Drivers post pictures of the cute critters they've become acquainted with along their schedule, with some of them knowing their clients' dogs for years. It's that wholesome type of content the internet has been created for.
Hey, we want a treat... Olympia, washington
"When you're running into dogs all the time, it creates a bond when you see them every day," McCarren told HuffPost. "It's cool to meet some of the same dogs on the route, because they know who you are and they are excited to see you."
According to him, the appeal of the page is that it's all positive, not negative. "There's no views of what people think about this or that, just dogs and an occasional cat, donkey, turtle or bird."
Rudy is blind as a bat, but that doesn't stop him from following the sound of my truck until I feed him! - Saint Joseph, Michigan
"This page also shows the relationship we have with the community and the impact we have on other people's families. It also shows how awesome the drivers are," he added.
The company itself admires the page greatly as well.
"It's a good example of the relationships our employees build with their customers, two- or four-legged!" a spokesperson for UPS said.
I stopped my truck and before i knew it, i had a helper. Sugarland, Texas
To: Charlie, our friendly neighborhood UPS guy
From: Jade and Jasper, to share with all the doggos on your route
Yeti likes when Dave comes to visit always gets a biscuit... Windsor, Pa
8 corgis decided to greet my UPS husband looking for treats and attention. Keene, New Hampshire
awwww. Prospect, KY.
There's a new sheriff in town...and her name is Cupcake. Her job....is maintaining law and order at the Bells Up Winery on the mean streets of Newberg, Oregon. Like the rough-and-tumble saloons of the old Wild West, the Bells Up Winery attracts more than its fair share of wine tasting drifters, cattle rustlers, outlaws, gamblers, horse thieves and assorted ne'er-do-wells...all of whom require a firm hand to keep them in line. Its a big job indeed, and one that only Cupcake can handle. She is predatory perfection personified; a pint-sized Pomeranian powerhouse in pink pineapple pajamas. A full forty-four ounces of fearless, fiery, four-legged, flesh-eating fury. She combines the tenacity of a pit bull, the razor-sharp fangs of a rattlesnake, the bone-crushing jaws of a hyena, the speed of a gazelle and the shrill, deafening howl of an air raid siren into a potent and compact package that can be concealed in a coat pocket or handbag until such time as her awesome power is deployed against the miscreant who dares to misbehave in her establishment. When the forces of evil conspire to prey upon the law-abiding citizens of the Newberg frontier, you can sleep easy knowing that the mighty Cupcake will be there to stop them! co.
By Scott Hodges
Champ is a distemper survivor, he uses a special quad wheelchair. He wanted to meet the big brown beast, which he thinks is his own personal goodies truck! Champ is my foster boy who is looking for his forever home. He is available with Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue in Virginia
Sometimes "ewe" don't know who's coming into your truck. This is Elsa. She's a house dog. I dare you to tell her otherwise!!! Her human told me to see if she'd like puppy treats. She did! He was impressed. West Central Minnesota
Here’s Bill, one of the dogs i see on my route everyday! Louisville, KY
Deliver a package in a garage turn towards my truck, then I hear a meow from behind. Portland, TN
Our delivery guy meeting our newest member of the family today. Central Illinois.
She loves being carried by the UPS man and snuggled up. Louisville, Kentucky
When you see puppy.. you hold puppy, you cradle puppy, you love on puppy, you get puppy kisses, and last but not least you take picture with puppy! I love what I do. It is by far one of the most hardest and demanding jobs I’ve ever done. However it is also the best job I could ever ask for. As a ups driver I come across a lot of things. Crazy people crazy dogs.. and then I come across some really awesome people and really amazing dogs! But between me and you I’ll always prefer seeing a good ole puppy any day! Louisville Kentucky
2 of the most beautiful dogs on my route. Cinco and Ivy. I have posted over 250 dogs on my Instagram account. I retire February 2020, I am going to miss my dog's.
This dog has had a few too many treats Central City, Nebraska
Yep! Something tells me I should not exit the package car! Just saying... Chesaw, Washington...
The deer dog Sparkles. Lake City FL
Hello from Nuremberg, Germany
Making new friends on my new route. 200lb English Mastiff.
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Ottawa Ontario Canada
Me and my buddy Kai ! Burlington, Wisconsin
Our UPS drive loves our Doberman pack..
Steve in Wales, Wi with Mama Callie in the middle with baby's Sikari on the left and Reggie on the right..