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Dog of the Month: Finn

By now, you’ve probably heard that one of the many perks about working for SmartPak is that we have a dog-friendly office (pretty cool, right?). While you might think that this would make for a loud and stressful work environment, our canine SmartPakers are just as remarkable as our human employees! They all play an important role around the office, and each of them has a distinct personality that makes them a delight to share our work space with. We know that horse people and dog people are often one in the same, so we thought it would be cool to share some of our SmartPak pups with you!

This month we’re featuring Finn, the playful worker bee who has been coming to work with his mom Cathleen for the past 5 years!

Cathleen as a SmartPaker
I’m our Search Marketing Manager, which means I help customers find our website from search engines like Google and Bing. I also design and run UX (user experience) studies at horse shows across the country to understand how customers use our website to research and buy products like horse supplements and blankets. I really enjoy traveling to shows since I get to meet so many interesting people, learn about all the different disciplines and better understand our customers’ online shopping preferences.

Finn as a SmartPaker
Finn has been coming into work every day since he was a puppy (5 years now!). It’s his routine and if I ever try to leave him at home (let’s say my husband has the day off and is planning to take him on a big hike) he relentlessly tries to sneak into the car as I’m loading it up to make sure he doesn’t miss going to work. At work he enjoys going “trick-or-treating” for dog cookies at my coworkers’ desks (even non-dog owners keep jars of cookies at their desks). He’ll do tricks like spinning and jumping up high to “touch” your hand. He also loves getting to go on fun walks at lunchtime with his friends. His absolute favorite place to go is to the bike path in Plymouth that leads to the beach.


Finn’s Best Friends
Finn has two best friends at work- Brewski, his next door neighbor at work, and Puu, his (former) next door neighbor at home. He’s known them both since he was a puppy, and he spends a lot of time both in and outside of work with them. Finn and Brewski love to go for lunchtime walks and wrestle. In fact, Brewski taught him to “box” (he’s a Boxer), a technique Finn likes to use whenever they play together. Finn also loves go for walks and wrestle with his friend Puu, but when they play they spend much more time trying to out-run each other. They love to whip around the cranberry bogs we have at home- Finn is very fast, but Puu gives him a good run for his money!



Finn’s Favorite Products
Wellness Core Original Dog Formula in PortionPaks
It’s so convenient getting Finn’s food in single-serve pouches. I like the portion control aspect since I like to keep his weight in check (especially with all those extra treats at the office!) and they’re so handy for when we travel. I pack his overnight bag for weekends away and it’s easy just to count the number of meals he’ll need.

Wellness® CORE™ Original Dog Formula

 $19.45 - $104.95
(32 reviews)

Weatherbeeta 420D Deluxe Windbreaker
Finn is half Golden Retriever and has a lot of long hair that collects snow when he goes on back-country skiing and snow-shoeing excursions with our family in Maine and New Hampshire. I’ve been looking for a warm dog coat that covers his belly and armpits where a lot of that snow collects, and this blanket does the job and for a great price! I was really impressed with the thickness of the fleece lining and you can’t beat 420 denier for a dog coat. The high collar gives him even extra protection against wind and the elements.

Weatherbeeta 420D Deluxe Windbreaker Dog Coat
(7 reviews)

Collapsible Travel Bowls
This bowl is great for packing in his overnight bag since it doesn’t take up much space. When it’s opened it stays upright easily, unlike other collapsible bowls I’ve tried.

Collapsible Travel Bowls

 $7.55 - $10.00

Sale Price: From $5.99

(1 reviews)

Dogswell Vitality Meatballs- Chicken
These are a favorite treat of Finn’s and his neighboring dogs at work. They usually each get one every morning to start their day off on the right foot!


Posted in Blogs, Canine Employee of the Month

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3 comments on “Dog of the Month: Finn
  1. Sharon Citta says:

    Wouldn’t it be fun to have a contest regarding dogs and their relationship
    with horses? My dog’s best buddy is my mustang, Cheyenne’s Wild Rose.
    They play together daily.

    • SmartPak SmartPak says:

      Hi Sharon,

      Thanks so much for your awesome suggestion! I’ll be sure to pass it along to the right team here. Please give your dog and Cheyenne’s Wild Rose a few extra pats from us in the meantime!

      – SmartPaker Lexi

  2. Caryn Hammond says:

    I really enjoyed reading about Finn and his life at Smartpak. I also enjoyed the pictures. Thank you for sharing!

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