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Meet the Shop Dog: Mr. Gibson

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Walk into the administrative offices for Saving Grace—a nonprofit serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Central Oregon—and you'll likely be met by an affable golden retriever who, despite his ability to sprawl across the entryway, is still an exuberant puppy. His owner, Assistant Executive Director Trish Meyer has had the fur ball since he was just two months old.

Name: Gibson

Age: 7 months

Breed: Golden retriever

Job title: V.P. of Goodwill

Responsibilities: Exuberantly greet supporters coming in with monetary and in-kind donations; refrain from jumping on them. Lick toes, with permission, under the tables at staff meetings. Spread cheer, goodwill, and occasional mayhem at Saving Grace events.

Favorite part of the job: Shredding paper

Least favorite part of the job: Compulsory naps

What would they do without you? Possibly get more done but with less joy

About The Author

Erin Rook

Erin is the Source Weekly's Associate Editor. Before moving to Bend in 2013, Erin worked as a writer and editor for publications in Portland including PQ Monthly and Just Out. He has also written for the Willamette Week, El Hispanic News, Travel Portland, OUT City, Boston magazine and the Taunton Daily Gazette...

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