Dogs at Work 12-05-13
Photos by John Ehlke
Randy Thomas works on his computer with his two-year-old great dane, Rocky, at Performance Unlimited in Hartford on Thursday afternoon. Thomas said he has had dogs in the store since 1990. Ryan McElligott receives a high-five from Matti as the two sit behind the front desk at Westside Auto Center in Hartford on Thursday afternoon. Matti is a little over a year old and is a mix breed of black lab and pitbull. McElligott says customers bring in treats for Matti. Collette Bowe of Hartford reaches out her hand to touch Matti, as she leans up on the counter to greet the customer at Westside Auto Center in Hartford on Thursday afternoon. Matti is a little over a year old and is a mix breed of black lab and pitbull. McElligott says customers bring in treats for Matti. Faolin, a siberian husky, gets comfortable in her cupboard  in the employee area at Reliable Truck and Auto LLC. in Hartford on Thursday afternoon. Faolin is usually one of many dogs at the auto garage. Collette Bowe, employee, says there can be upwards to five dogs there at a time. <br/> Randy Thomas has Rocky, a two-year old great dane, stand up on him in his store at Performance Unlimited in Hartford on Thursday afternoon. Rocky is one of two great danes in the store. He shares space with his twin sister, Ashley.  Owner Randy Thomas said he has had dogs in the store since 1990. Ashley, a two-year old great dane, sits and sun bathes in the window at Performance Unlimited in Hartford on Thursday afternoon. Owner Randy Thomas said he has had dogs in the store since 1990. Ashley and Rocky, twin two-year-old great dane, look out the window at the traffic outside of Performance Unlimited in Hartford on Thursday afternoon. Owner Randy Thomas said he has had dogs in the store since 1990.
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