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Dog of the Month: Rocco


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 Rocco, an adorable mixed breed rescue who works on the IT Team with his mom, SmartPaker Jen.

Jen as a SmartPaker
I am a Software Quality Assurance Engineer on our world class IT team, and it’s my job to test new functionality before it gets released to customers like you. One of my favorite things about my role at SmartPak is being involved in our IT/e-commerce projects. It’s so rewarding to be able to watch ideas on paper come to life on our website or internal applications through the hard work of many different teams!


Rocco as a SmartPaker
We adopted Rocco earlier this year from a rescue in Wellington, FL and shortly after he passed his AKC Canine Good Citizen test, he started coming into the office with me. Rocco LOVES coming into the office! His days usually consist of: begging for empty yogurt cups, trading smooches and snuggles for cookies, and getting some quality snoozing time in. Fun fact about Rocco: we recently had a DNA test done – I mean look at him, I just had to find out! His results showed: Dachshund, Chihuahua, Yorkshire Terrier, Beagle, Jack Russell, and 52% mixed breed.

Rocco’s Best Friend
Rocco’s best friend outside of the office is definitely his brother, Parker. On weekends, they can often be found hanging out at the barn with me (keeping those sassy turkeys in line), helping their farrier Dad shoe horses (and clean up pieces of frog, obviously), running around at the beach, and, of course, snuggling. In the office, Rocco’s best friend is our neighbor, Chloe. Rocco is always super excited to see Chloe every morning, and he loves going on afternoon walks with her!


Rocco’s Favorite Products
Rocco’s favorite collar is “paws” down the Tory Leather Deluxe Line Raised Collar. It has held up through many play dates and ocean swims, and still looks sharp. I love that I can personalize the name plate on the collar with Rocco’s name and my phone number, just in case he decides to go on an unsupervised expedition! We also have the matching Tory Leather Dog Leash, which you can also personalize with your dog’s name.


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 $29.95
(38 reviews)

Rocco doesn’t discriminate against any treats; however, he loves Dogswell Vitality Meatballs. Whenever he hears the bag crinkle, he puts on an extra cute face (which is hard to do when you’re already extra adorable) in hopes of getting a few extra.


We brought Rocco home in February, which was quite the shock for our little southern boy. Naturally, one of the first items he needed was a dog coat! His favorite jacket is the SmartPak Deluxe Dog Blanket, which made cold, snowy days much more tolerable for him. I love that it’s not only waterproof and warm, but also that the surcingles give it an equestrian flair!

SmartPak Deluxe Dog Blanket

 $48.95 - $88.95
(12 reviews)

In our office cube, we have an entire toy box full of toys, but Rocco’s favorite is definitely the Jolly Ball Tug-N-Toss.

Jolly Ball Tug-N-Toss

 $8.50 - $14.29
(3 reviews)

Rocco’s SmartPaks
Rocco was from the South, and when he came up to New England he had a little trouble with the climate change and started to get dry, itchy skin. I decided to start him on SmartCanine Skin & Coat to provide him with omega fatty acids to support healthy skin and a glossy coat.

SmartCanine™ Skin & Coat

As Low As: $9.15
(66 reviews)

Since Rocco is a huge fan of running around and playing, I also put SmartCanine Joint Ultra in his SmartPaks. I love knowing that he’s getting key ingredients like glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and hyaluronic acid to support his active joints.

SmartCanine™ Joint Ultra

As Low As: $14.00
(116 reviews)

Rocco’s PortionPaks
We tend to always be running around and we’re not always home around meal time, so I get Rocco’s food in PortionPaks. I love that I can grab a few PortionPaks and have them with me in case we have a late night at the barn or beach. I’ve always been a fan of grain-free dog food, so it made perfect sense to put Wellness CORE Original Dog Formula in Rocco’s PortionPaks.

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