Puppy Culture

At uShip, every day is “bring your dog to work day.” It’s likely that even if you don’t have a dog of your own, you still have a stash of treats at your desk (or in your pocket) for when furry visitors stop by for pets, to brighten someone’s day, or to relieve some stress. We love our fur babies (and a fish), and we are so grateful to have the opportunity to bring our kids to work each day.

Boomer, CEP

Boomer – known to his humans as Boomie – is the Chief Executive Pawfficer around these parts, and his formidable appearance makes him hard to miss. But don’t be intimidated by this lumpy polar bear – he’s the world’s biggest softie, and can’t wait to give you a nuzzle.

Boomer, CEP

Boomer – known to his humans as Boomie – is the Chief Executive Pawfficer around these parts, and his formidable appearance makes him hard to miss. But don’t be intimidated by this lumpy polar bear – he’s the world’s biggest softie, and can’t wait to give you a nuzzle.

Chevy

Chevy the Golden from Plaquemine, LA. She is a 7-year-old golden retriever who loves a good butt scratch.

 

Chevy

Chevy the Golden from Plaquemine, LA. She is a 7-year-old golden retriever who loves a good butt scratch.

 

Jeeves

Jeeves is a ball of energy and fun. If he’s not playing outside with his friends, he’s probably plotting to jump on your chair as soon as you stand up. The only thing he loves more than playing tug-of-war is getting treats and then running to his bed to eat them. Some say that in his past life, he was probably a cat, due to his curiosity and intelligence. Come by and trade some treats for a high-five, his favorite trick!

Jeeves

Jeeves is a ball of energy and fun. If he’s not playing outside with his friends, he’s probably plotting to jump on your chair as soon as you stand up. The only thing he loves more than playing tug-of-war is getting treats and then running to his bed to eat them. Some say that in his past life, he was probably a cat, due to his curiosity and intelligence. Come by and trade some treats for a high-five, his favorite trick!

Fenway

Fenway, AKA Fenway Fred, started his life at the Hill Country SPCA in Fredericksburg, TX but became an official Austin pup at the age of 9 weeks. Fenway joined the uShip family along with his siblings (Riley and Po-boy), who are now his co-working-pups. Fenway prefers snacks to naps and is still hoping that digging in his water bowl will lead him to his mom’s missing running sock. Incidentally, he is also a fan of the Red Sox (although he doesn’t realize it – yet).

Fenway

Fenway, AKA Fenway Fred, started his life at the Hill Country SPCA in Fredericksburg, TX but became an official Austin pup at the age of 9 weeks. Fenway joined the uShip family along with his siblings (Riley and Po-boy), who are now his co-working-pups. Fenway prefers snacks to naps and is still hoping that digging in his water bowl will lead him to his mom’s missing running sock. Incidentally, he is also a fan of the Red Sox (although he doesn’t realize it – yet).

Riker

Riker is a Boxer, American Staffordshire Terrier, Chihuahua, Chow Chow mutt adopted from Austin Animal Center. His favorite pastimes are cuddling, belly scratches, tug-of-war, and trips to Auditorium Shores. He fancies himself the boss, but he knows his place with children and cats. You must obey when he gazes into your eyes while telepathically broadcasting: “Cookies, please!”

Riker

Riker is a Boxer, American Staffordshire Terrier, Chihuahua, Chow Chow mutt adopted from Austin Animal Center. His favorite pastimes are cuddling, belly scratches, tug-of-war, and trips to Auditorium Shores. He fancies himself the boss, but he knows his place with children and cats. You must obey when he gazes into your eyes while telepathically broadcasting: “Cookies, please!”

Lincoln

Lincoln and his owner start every morning with a healthy howling session before they commute to work. It helps Lincoln shake off the sleepies for a long day of sitting on his owner’s desk, being stuffed with treats (and the occasional piece of bacon provided by uShip’s resident chefs!). His interests include getting pets. That’s it. Pets are life and nothing else matters. While he may appear a neurotic ball of anxiety and self-doubt, once you get to know Lincoln he will shower you with love, snuggles and stinky kisses. He currently assists in on-boarding and training for the customer operations department.

Lincoln

Lincoln and his owner start every morning with a healthy howling session before they commute to work. It helps Lincoln shake off the sleepies for a long day of sitting on his owner’s desk, being stuffed with treats (and the occasional piece of bacon provided by uShip’s resident chefs!). His interests include getting pets. That’s it. Pets are life and nothing else matters. While he may appear a neurotic ball of anxiety and self-doubt, once you get to know Lincoln he will shower you with love, snuggles and stinky kisses. He currently assists in on-boarding and training for the customer operations department.

Scout

Scout is a 4-month-old golden retriever from Elgin, Texas who is named after her literary idol, Jean Louise Finch. She is a blonde bombshell and an outdoor enthusiast who loves working a nap or two into her daily grind. She is a diehard Colorado Rockies and Texas A&M Aggies fan and loves to catch the game (and a few belly rubs from strangers) at Little Woodrow’s.

Scout

Scout is a 4-month-old golden retriever from Elgin, Texas who is named after her literary idol, Jean Louise Finch. She is a blonde bombshell and an outdoor enthusiast who loves working a nap or two into her daily grind. She is a diehard Colorado Rockies and Texas A&M Aggies fan and loves to catch the game (and a few belly rubs from strangers) at Little Woodrow’s.

Moose

Hi, I’m Moose! I’m a 6-year-old rescue English Shepherd mix. My favorite pastimes include: sleeping, bird watching, and receiving endless pets. If we ever meet, give me a good belly or butt scratch, and I’ll be your instant best friend for life!

Moose

Hi, I’m Moose! I’m a 6-year-old rescue English Shepherd mix. My favorite pastimes include: sleeping, bird watching, and receiving endless pets. If we ever meet, give me a good belly or butt scratch, and I’ll be your instant best friend for life!

Copper

Copper is a 4-year-old beagle who has been adopted by an Australian/Texan family. He likes the finer things in life and enjoys sleeping 16-hours a day. One of his favorite things to do is bark at 2 a.m. and frighten his owners (which is always amusing… for him). If you look at him he will wag his tail and run up to you for two pats only – that’s his quota. If you want to pat him more, you’ll have to chase him.

Copper

Copper is a 4-year-old beagle who has been adopted by an Australian/Texan family. He likes the finer things in life and enjoys sleeping 16-hours a day. One of his favorite things to do is bark at 2 a.m. and frighten his owners (which is always amusing… for him). If you look at him he will wag his tail and run up to you for two pats only – that’s his quota. If you want to pat him more, you’ll have to chase him.

Dottie

Dottie is a 6-year-old female Papillon, a breed descended from French Royalty, and she acts like it. She is very affectionate and loyal to her family, but is also high maintenance, earning her the moniker “Princess Dottie”.

Dottie

Dottie is a 6-year-old female Papillon, a breed descended from French Royalty, and she acts like it. She is very affectionate and loyal to her family, but is also high maintenance, earning her the moniker “Princess Dottie”.

Hulk Smash

Hulk is a pure bred boxer who has been a uShip pup since he was 10-weeks-old. Unlike most boxers, Hulk did not have his tail docked, which makes for interesting times at home. When he isn’t trying to slobber all over you, he enjoys eating anything he can get his teeth on.

Hulk Smash

Hulk is a pure bred boxer who has been a uShip pup since he was 10-weeks-old. Unlike most boxers, Hulk did not have his tail docked, which makes for interesting times at home. When he isn’t trying to slobber all over you, he enjoys eating anything he can get his teeth on.

Molly

Molly is a 5-year-old Catahoula hailing from the highways of Mexia, Texas. She can’t hear but is practicing her sign language and wants you to throw her the ball.

Molly

Molly is a 5-year-old Catahoula hailing from the highways of Mexia, Texas. She can’t hear but is practicing her sign language and wants you to throw her the ball.

Stone

Stone is an English Mastiff and a big softy who loves nothing more to roll over and have someone pet his belly. His favorite activities include running around with any dog that is willing to play with him and laying around waiting to be pet. His most favorite activity is being able to come to the office to get spoiled by everyone.

Stone

Stone is an English Mastiff and a big softy who loves nothing more to roll over and have someone pet his belly. His favorite activities include running around with any dog that is willing to play with him and laying around waiting to be pet. His most favorite activity is being able to come to the office to get spoiled by everyone.

Layla

Layla is a local girl from Cedar Park. She became my best friend at 8-weeks-old and the last 6 years have been amazing. She loves living in the #1 dog-friendly city in the US. Her favorite activities include greenbelt hikes, Town Lake baths and the downtown street smells. Look for her autobiography “Ball is Life” which will be in stores soon.

Layla

Layla is a local girl from Cedar Park. She became my best friend at 8-weeks-old and the last 6 years have been amazing. She loves living in the #1 dog-friendly city in the US. Her favorite activities include greenbelt hikes, Town Lake baths and the downtown street smells. Look for her autobiography “Ball is Life” which will be in stores soon.

Bea

The name’s Beatrice, but you can call me Bea. I’m Chair of my department’s welcoming committee and I’m glad to meet you! I grew up here at uShip and have been coming in daily since I was 8-weeks-old. When I’m not at my desk, you can find me outside running around with other office pups or lying upside down soaking up the sun. I enjoy chasing my own tail and sitting like a frog.

Bea

The name’s Beatrice, but you can call me Bea. I’m Chair of my department’s welcoming committee and I’m glad to meet you! I grew up here at uShip and have been coming in daily since I was 8-weeks-old. When I’m not at my desk, you can find me outside running around with other office pups or lying upside down soaking up the sun. I enjoy chasing my own tail and sitting like a frog.

Duke Bob

Duke is 10-years-old and loves being loved. If he’s not on a hunt, you can find him in his sleeping bag that he has chosen for a bed or sunbathing on the back porch. Due to his beagle nose, all food and especially bread must be put away in a secure location, as he often moves chairs and climbs counter tops!

Duke Bob

Duke is 10-years-old and loves being loved. If he’s not on a hunt, you can find him in his sleeping bag that he has chosen for a bed or sunbathing on the back porch. Due to his beagle nose, all food and especially bread must be put away in a secure location, as he often moves chairs and climbs counter tops!

Minnie

Minnie is a 13-year-old Pekingese mix diva with the energy of a puppy. Her favorite to-do list is being spoiled with affection, treats, and quiet time for naps. Even though she is sweet, super cute and loving, do not bother her during nap time or you may lose a finger. Minnie takes her beauty sleep very seriously so proceed with caution if you see her napping or hear her snoring. Minnie is also a big sister to Kaiju.

Minnie

Minnie is a 13-year-old Pekingese mix diva with the energy of a puppy. Her favorite to-do list is being spoiled with affection, treats, and quiet time for naps. Even though she is sweet, super cute and loving, do not bother her during nap time or you may lose a finger. Minnie takes her beauty sleep very seriously so proceed with caution if you see her napping or hear her snoring. Minnie is also a big sister to Kaiju.

Kaiju

Kaiju is the sweetest little Pekingese beast there is. He is the newest member of our family, was rescued a year ago, and little brother to Minnie. Even though it seems like he had a rough life before we adopted him, Kaiju is super chill, sweet, and loves belly rubs. If he knows you long enough, like a true Kaiju, he will growl when you kiss him, hug him, or cuddle. This is his way of voicing out that he enjoys the love.

Kaiju

Kaiju is the sweetest little Pekingese beast there is. He is the newest member of our family, was rescued a year ago, and little brother to Minnie. Even though it seems like he had a rough life before we adopted him, Kaiju is super chill, sweet, and loves belly rubs. If he knows you long enough, like a true Kaiju, he will growl when you kiss him, hug him, or cuddle. This is his way of voicing out that he enjoys the love.

Chloe

Chloe the Golden from California loves chasing leaves in the fall, but once she catches them, isn’t sure what to do with them.  Chloe can almost always be found resting on her bed, beckoning all passerby’s for a good back scratch.

Chloe

Chloe the Golden from California loves chasing leaves in the fall, but once she catches them, isn’t sure what to do with them.  Chloe can almost always be found resting on her bed, beckoning all passerby’s for a good back scratch.

Riley

Riley is a chill and rambunctious little puppy. She loves to sleep in, sometimes ’till even 1 in the afternoon, if she’s allowed to. Get her riled up and there’s very little you can do to calm her back down. She loves pouncing on anything that you’ll toss for her, but she hates bringing it back to you. While she can finally control both her ears, she prefers to put forth a minimal effort and only perks her left ear up. Finally, regardless of her small size (she’s the runt of the litter), her favorite thing to do is pick on her much bigger brother, Fenway, that “works” at uShip as well.

Riley

Riley is a chill and rambunctious little puppy. She loves to sleep in, sometimes ’till even 1 in the afternoon, if she’s allowed to. Get her riled up and there’s very little you can do to calm her back down. She loves pouncing on anything that you’ll toss for her, but she hates bringing it back to you. While she can finally control both her ears, she prefers to put forth a minimal effort and only perks her left ear up. Finally, regardless of her small size (she’s the runt of the litter), her favorite thing to do is pick on her much bigger brother, Fenway, that “works” at uShip as well.

Leni

Leni, AKA Leonard, Leonidas, Lennifer or Weenie, is a middle-aged miniature dachshund, bursting with enough feistiness to fill a dog twice her height and half her length. While she prefers to work from home most days, she is an enthusiastic member of the marketing team, often lending a paw in creative exercises and proofreading. Her love language is food (but no boring, dry biscuits, please), and she can easily be disarmed with a few raspberries on her tummy and a soft blanket. Although she does spend the vast majority of her days asleep (an estimated 94% of her life), she spends every minute of her two waking hours per day fruitfully.

Leni

Leni, AKA Leonard, Leonidas, Lennifer or Weenie, is a middle-aged miniature dachshund, bursting with enough feistiness to fill a dog twice her height and half her length. While she prefers to work from home most days, she is an enthusiastic member of the marketing team, often lending a paw in creative exercises and proofreading. Her love language is food (but no boring, dry biscuits, please), and she can easily be disarmed with a few raspberries on her tummy and a soft blanket. Although she does spend the vast majority of her days asleep (an estimated 94% of her life), she spends every minute of her two waking hours per day fruitfully.

Ranger Danger

Ranger is a mix of perfection and joy. He’s a happy puppy who loves coming to the office each morning and playing with all his puppy friends.

Ranger Danger

Ranger is a mix of perfection and joy. He’s a happy puppy who loves coming to the office each morning and playing with all his puppy friends.

Janie

Janie is an 8-year-old pit bull mix who enjoys affection, being lazy, and anything related to treats. She was rescued from a shelter in Columbus, Ohio and made the trip to Texas because she hates the snow and cold. She loves people and has particular skill exploiting her puppy dog eyes for pets, food, and attention. She’s smart, too! Her list of known tricks includes sit, stay, lay down, roll over, play dead, sit pretty, give hugs, give kisses, shake (with both paws), pound it, touch, stand, catch, jump, find, and speak, including most of those non-verbally as well. She’d be happy to demonstrate, for a treat of course!

Janie

Janie is an 8-year-old pit bull mix who enjoys affection, being lazy, and anything related to treats. She was rescued from a shelter in Columbus, Ohio and made the trip to Texas because she hates the snow and cold. She loves people and has particular skill exploiting her puppy dog eyes for pets, food, and attention. She’s smart, too! Her list of known tricks includes sit, stay, lay down, roll over, play dead, sit pretty, give hugs, give kisses, shake (with both paws), pound it, touch, stand, catch, jump, find, and speak, including most of those non-verbally as well. She’d be happy to demonstrate, for a treat of course!

Mad-Eye Moody

After receiving his degree from Hogwarts, Mad-Eye Moody settled into office life nicely. He enjoys meetings because they are excellent places to snore and look cute simultaneously. He has no concept of shame. 100 treats to Slytherin!

Mad-Eye Moody

After receiving his degree from Hogwarts, Mad-Eye Moody settled into office life nicely. He enjoys meetings because they are excellent places to snore and look cute simultaneously. He has no concept of shame. 100 treats to Slytherin!

Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster mostly works from home these days but enjoys office visits to spread the word that Ball Is Life. He likes standing to meet you, jumping to meet you, following his owner everywhere, and pizza. He is terrified of balloons, skateboards, and ceiling fans.

Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster mostly works from home these days but enjoys office visits to spread the word that Ball Is Life. He likes standing to meet you, jumping to meet you, following his owner everywhere, and pizza. He is terrified of balloons, skateboards, and ceiling fans.

Archie

Archie is a Doberman/Heeler mix that enjoys sunbathing and long walks in the park.

Archie

Archie is a Doberman/Heeler mix that enjoys sunbathing and long walks in the park.

Cooper

Cooper was adopted from the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter as a puppy during the autumn of 2017. Now a permanent resident of Round Rock he enjoys sunbathing in the backyard, treats, tug of war, treats, wrestling, treats, dog food, treats, human food, RJ45 connectors, treats, MIDI connectors, the Oxford comma, and also treats. Cooper is very friendly and may whine at you if he cannot get close enough to say a proper ‘hello’.

Cooper

Cooper was adopted from the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter as a puppy during the autumn of 2017. Now a permanent resident of Round Rock he enjoys sunbathing in the backyard, treats, tug of war, treats, wrestling, treats, dog food, treats, human food, RJ45 connectors, treats, MIDI connectors, the Oxford comma, and also treats. Cooper is very friendly and may whine at you if he cannot get close enough to say a proper ‘hello’.

Noodles

Birthday is July 20th, 2017 (I think) — he’s a lean 24 pounds of muscle — he’s a little reserved at first, but he’s easy to win over with a treat and a belly rub. He’s a smart dude a generally happy dog!

Noodles

Birthday is July 20th, 2017 (I think) — he’s a lean 24 pounds of muscle — he’s a little reserved at first, but he’s easy to win over with a treat and a belly rub. He’s a smart dude a generally happy dog!

Otis

Otis is a needy snuggler. He is a constant stream of drool, with the added benefit of attention-seeking pawing. His love knows no bounds, prepare to be loved unconditionally and covered in slobber.

Otis

Otis is a needy snuggler. He is a constant stream of drool, with the added benefit of attention-seeking pawing. His love knows no bounds, prepare to be loved unconditionally and covered in slobber.

Honey

Honey, like most dragons, loves to eat cats. Her hero is Daenerys Targaryen, and like her idol, she asks only that those who approach her simply bend the knee and provide cookies.

Honey

Honey, like most dragons, loves to eat cats. Her hero is Daenerys Targaryen, and like her idol, she asks only that those who approach her simply bend the knee and provide cookies.

Doctor Oppenheimer, "Oppie"

Oppie is a 6-month-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi sporting a bow tie and a sunny disposition where he goes. He is most playful with dogs 4 times his size and loves stock piling toys.

Doctor Oppenheimer, "Oppie"

Oppie is a 6-month-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi sporting a bow tie and a sunny disposition where he goes. He is most playful with dogs 4 times his size and loves stock piling toys.

Louie, "Chewy Louie"

Louie is a spunky little street rat who was found outside a restaurant at just 3-months-old. She’s half chihuahua (which explains her attitude) mixed with a little mini poodle and cocker spaniel. Louie has since traded the streets for her throne atop her mother’s desk where she frequently barks at passersby letting them know who’s boss. Louie’s hobbies include chewing on sticks, burying treats, sending Slack messages to the whole office, stealing toys from her office-mates, and stealing the hearts from all the hoomans. She is fiesty, but will roll over like a fainting goat when others approach her. All she wants in life is endless belly rubs and for everyone to hear her howl.

Louie, "Chewy Louie"

Louie is a spunky little street rat who was found outside a restaurant at just 3-months-old. She’s half chihuahua (which explains her attitude) mixed with a little mini poodle and cocker spaniel. Louie has since traded the streets for her throne atop her mother’s desk where she frequently barks at passersby letting them know who’s boss. Louie’s hobbies include chewing on sticks, burying treats, sending Slack messages to the whole office, stealing toys from her office-mates, and stealing the hearts from all the hoomans. She is fiesty, but will roll over like a fainting goat when others approach her. All she wants in life is endless belly rubs and for everyone to hear her howl.

Keller

You know those people who are naturally athletic, proudly sporting a flawless, graceful gait and the mindset to match? Keller is that person in dog form. But Keller would rather stretch her legs in a game of tug-o-war than fulfilling her breed’s sporting roots. She is a forever puppy who can be shy at first, but quickly warms up to new friends who offer her treats.

Keller

You know those people who are naturally athletic, proudly sporting a flawless, graceful gait and the mindset to match? Keller is that person in dog form. But Keller would rather stretch her legs in a game of tug-o-war than fulfilling her breed’s sporting roots. She is a forever puppy who can be shy at first, but quickly warms up to new friends who offer her treats.

Junebug

Junebug is a vibrant 3-year old pup with a passion for running up and down the stairs as fast as canine-ly possible. She spends her days convincing her humans to play fetch, bossing people around, soliciting belly rubs and making friends with puppies.

Junebug

Junebug is a vibrant 3-year old pup with a passion for running up and down the stairs as fast as canine-ly possible. She spends her days convincing her humans to play fetch, bossing people around, soliciting belly rubs and making friends with puppies.

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