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.
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