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King Charles Spaniel
I’m Luca and I belong to our Director of Programs, Joe Debiec. I have traveled to Canada, Florida, and all over the east coast. My owner Joe does a lot of boring human stuff—too much sitting if you ask me. I love being a CIS Abroad pup and finding all of the yummy crumbs around the office. One thing I do not like are cartoons or dressing up in fancy clothes. If you can’t find me, I am probably somewhere snuggling up nice and cozy.
Bernese Mountain Dog
Nothing beats a belly rub.
Hey everyone, I’m Copper. My owner, Jeff (Founder of CIS Abroad), brings me to work every couple of days when he knows no one will be home. I bark incessantly when I see him pick up his work bag so that he doesn’t forget to bring me! When I’m at the office, I sometimes wander around on the look out for a treat (lots of people in the office have them on their desk), food left at eye level and maybe a random pet from someone in the office. The only thing that I’m not a big fan of is the wood floors in the office. As a Bernese, I have very hairy feet and when I walk on those floors it’s like a human walking on ice – slippery! Hope to meet you someday (bring treats if you visit.)
Corgi/Black Lab mix
Don’t bring kitties who won’t play with you, puppies who won’t play with you, or people who won’t play with you.
Hello! I am mister personality. I came from Kentucky all the way to New England to live with my owner Brittany Garand, Senior Study Abroad Advisor in the GAC. When she’s not chasing me though the office or playing hide-and-seek with me, or messing up my pile of toys I found, she sits in a wheely chair and talks to students. I get so many pets, hugs, and kisses every time I come in, and I love helping the humans take a break with a quick game of fetch, tug-of-war, or chase.
Dudley here! I belong to Kris Holloway, President and Queen of CIS Abroad. I haven’t traveled much, but my mother is from Australia…does that count? My owner gives me the best belly scratches and feeds me meat-flavored dog biscuits. My favorite thing about being a CIS Abroad pup is the constant love. My pet peeve is that beeping sound that trucks make when they back up. All in all, I try to wag more and bark less.
The best days end with sandy paws!
Hey there, I’m Tucker. I was born and raised in Florida, where I grew up charging into the waves at Fort Myers Beach. My owner sits around and makes clacking noises on the computer, so much so that it disrupts my ability to sleep soundly in her lap! Which annoys me to no end. I like to be able to run around the office all day, make new friends, and steal other dogs’ toys. Also…those crumbs!!!
Pit bull/Boxer Mix
Bringing peanut butter on trips is always a good idea!
I’m Bella and my human’s name is Jackie, she is the program coordinator for the Spanish-speaking world at CIS Abroad. I use to live in a shelter in Texas, but moved to New England in search of a loving home. I am a big fan of the pioneer valley, there are so many mountains to climb and rivers to play in! My favorite thing about being an office pup is all of the paw shakes the humans give me during the day. Outside of work, my hobbies include fetching my toy rocket and cuddling with my stuffed monkey as much as paw-ssible.
Stimulate winter coat growth before the cold comes! Try to get outside early in the morning and late in the evening during fall and you should experience some bulking up for winter.
Hey yall! I’m Eleanor and I belong to admissions assistant, Erin Hardee Patterson. Despite being born in the great state of Illinois, my life in Virginia has turned me into quite the southern bell. I’m not so keen on the cold white stuff here in the Valley, but I am grateful for all the snuggles with my kitten friends, warm blankets, and lots of pets from sympathetic humans. I can’t wait for spring time so I can go for long walks in my new neighborhood! I’m best known for my cute tricks, big smile, and awesome terrier side-eye.
Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix
Bring a stick. And if you lose it, just find another!
Hola, soy Nina (I’m trying to learn Spanish). I’m an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix, which means I like to keep things in order and stay close to my pack. At the office I stick close to my human (Joan Perreault) like a shadow. Got to keep her in line! Though I also don’t mind getting pats from others in the office. My parents recently got me a baby human, and I’ve trained him to feed me from his high chair. (Now if I could only train the cat to do the same.) Outside of work I love to swim, jump, climb, and fetch – throw me a stick and I’m one happy pup!