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That’s right, we’re a dog friendly office and our pooches have profiles! Meet our office dogs, both in person and remote.
English Labrador Retriever
Always (always!) bring snacks when you’re traveling. It helps to keep me from being hangry and, oh, I listen way better to what my human says.
Hey everyone! My name is Koko (named after Koko Head Crater on Oahu, Hawaii where my parents met.) I’m a career changed leader dog which basically means that I was bred to be a seeing eye dog, buuuutttt I didn’t make the cut after training. Oh well. Now I spend my days at the office with my human, Jeff Palm (Founder of CIS Abroad), or for a treat I get to go to my mom’s office on some days. I love food, running wild in the woods, food, playing chase, and food. Any food. I am a lab, after all.
Always have your hooman stop for coffee, so you can get a puppuccino!
Hi there! My name is Mabel and I’m the assistant to the marketing assistant Ada Solario. In my free time I enjoy eating cucumbers, playing with my toys (especially my toy squirrels) and chasing ice cubes that my humans drop for me. My travel tip would be to enjoy the journey and make pit stops along the way. I’m a big road trip pup, and love when my humans stop to get out and explore!
Mixed Breed (DNA results pending)
Say yes to new adventures, and take time to sniff out all the best places.
Hi there! My name is Scout and I’m just a sweet little cinnamon roll. My mom is Brianna Rice, University Relations Manager, and I am so glad she adopted me! My favorite activities include snuggling under blankets, treasure hunts, wearing sweaters, and chasing after anything small and squeaky. I am prone to #soloadventures so Mom and Dad keep a watchful eye on me. I’m happy to go camping, but I’m really all about that hotel life. Find me adventuring across the Midwest, but maybe not at the beach…those waves are scary!
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.
Bring lots of snacks so you don’t get hangry!
Hey everyone, I’m Ollie! My job at CIS is Trusty Sidekick to University Relations Director Kent Moore. My interests include licking people’s toes, foraging for mushrooms, playing with the neighborhood deer, and taking long fulfilling naps. I don’t have a passport yet but I do have big travel plans. First up: France– I hear the paté is delicious. Then maybe Thailand- have you heard about the Veterinary Science Semester in Thailand program? So many animalsss, amazing!
Australian Cobber Dog
I belong to our marketing extraordinaire Neal and his family. “Cobber” means best mate in Australian.. “mate” means friend 🙂 and I’m best friend to all in the office. When I’m not in the office, I spend my days as a school therapy dog. I always have lots of love to give!
You are looking at me so I know that means you want to play! When I’m not doing important things like training my family how to give me treats, or chasing squirrels, playing is pretty much all I do. Nick B is my owner, he is still a work in progress, but he is getting better at giving treats when I ask him to. Let’s play.
Eat well and try local food when you travel!
Sawasdee, My name is Boba, I am David’s best friend, he is the Country Director in Thailand he makes sure that CIS Abroad students in Thailand are happy and healthy, like me! We live in Bangkok and travel a lot around Thailand to blue beaches, cool cafes (they bring me treats), beautiful mountains, and repeat! We just love it here! I am good at snoring and packing, I never forget to sneak myself and my toys in Davids’ suitcase when he packs, I just want to make sure that he doesn’t forget me. For me nothing beats fresh mangos under a nice tree by the beach, and that’s how we do it here all year round! Hope to see you all in Thailand.
No one can say no to a cute puppy face, anywhere in the world. #treatplease
Hi ya’ll, my name is Sam and I work side by side with the Chief Strategy Officer here at CIS Abroad, Scott Tayloe, at our home in Florida. Typically during the work day you can catch me in the background of zoom calls as I work hard at collecting as many tree limbs and rocks from the yard as possible. In the off hours over the weekend I love playing catch with my human siblings or relaxing at our local beach.
Look up how to say “Treat, please!” in the language of the country you’re traveling to.
Hola, I’m Lucille aka ‘Lucy.’ I’m an adopted unknown mixed breed. I’m 9 years old and I belong to Carrie, Program Enrollment Director. They say I am a very “talkative” opinionated old lady, but I am also very sweet and love to be by my family’s side at all times.
Make new friends everywhere and you’ll always have someone to play with.
I’m Dark Pepino, which means [dark] cucumber in Spanish. Not sure why they called me this way but I boast having an international veggie name. I like pumpkin skin and apples more than meat and my favorite hobby is sleeping in the sun. I’ve been 13 years exploring life with these humans and feel grateful for the shared love and the cat brother I recently got.
Enjoy the great outdoors at EVERY opportunity.
Luna is a classic lab-looking mutt you see just about everywhere but DNA tests reveal she is a mix of American Staffordshire Terrier, Hound, and (wildly) Great Pyrenees. She is 4 years old and more commonly known as Lou or Louie, but when she’s in serious trouble her full name is Luna Louise Jane. She’s from the south and loves a good nap in the blazing sunshine, she can be a bit sassy, quite chatty, and has perfected the “puppy dog” look.
Build in time to get lost off the beaten path, and remember to smell the… smell everything actually!
Fred joined the team in January of 2022 under the leadership of Alex Woolner. He was born in Alabama but currently resides in Massachusetts and is of Brittany, Pitbull, Boykin Spaniel, Golden Retriever, and Chow descent (in that order apparently, according to a doggie DNA test). Fred is available for specialized consulting services in the fields of food taste-testing, strategic sniffing, and would like to help you find new and better ways of meeting your toy dismemberment goals. In his free time Fred enjoys couch snuggles, learning Spanish, and long walks around his neighborhood