A friendly dog named Negão now has a great life, but that wasn’t always the case.
Sabrina Plannerer, owner of a Shell gas station in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil, spotted the dog one day around the station. He had been abandoned there and was roaming around, too afraid to leave.
Plannerer knew she couldn’t let him go, so she and her partner took him in. “We adopted him immediately and got him all the care animals need.”
“We took him to the vet to get vaccinated and de-wormed. We bought him food, a dog house, and a leash to take him on walks.”
Not only did Plannerer and her partner adopt Negão: they hired him at the gas station.! They’ve owned the station for two years, and they made him a greeter. Aww how adorable!
“Negão waits for people to arrive, and then goes up to say hello, winning them over with his charms,” Plannerer says. “Customers love him. Some people even bring him toys.”
Plannerer said she hopes Negão’s story might influence other establishments to hire a canine staffer, too. After all, who wouldn’t want to be greeted like this when stopping to pump gas?