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Telework Pets: Home


Who's helping you telework during COVID-19?

Gnocchi, Mutt
Age: 7
Characteristics: Gnocchi doesn't know why everyone is home since March, but he gets double walks and treats, so he doesn't ask questions.
Co-worker: Hayden Wisely, Neurology Resident


Albus, Boxer / English Bulldog
  • Characteristics: He’s a 70lb lap dog who doesn’t understand the concept of personal space. He loves when his humans telework because that means more attention...and snacks
  • Co-worker: Tara Ring, IM Resident


Cooper, Labradoodle
  • Age: 2 years
  • Characteristics: Hopes his barber shop opens up again soon for a 'real' haircut.
  • Co-worker: Matt Lutynski, Deputy DETR


Thor, Great Dane
  • Age: 4 years, 9 months
  • Characteristics: Thor tries his best to social distance. He's able to stay away from your face about 1 inch now vs. touching your face!
  • Co-worker: Ashley James, Resuscitative Medicine

Merry & Pippin, American Shorthair/ Marmalade & White
  • Age: 1
  • Characteristics: When not conserving their energy, these two practice good paw-washing hygiene and supervise the humans.
  • Co-worker: Ann Holman, Library Director

Cocoa, Australian Labradoodle
Age: 2
Characteristics: My four-legged officemate watches over to make sure emails are sent and coffee is hot!
Co-worker: Maureen Petersen, Chief, Graduate Medical Education

Mordecai (aka Mouthy Momo), Miniature American Shepherd
  • Age: 4
  • Characteristics: Extremely opinionated and highly motivated by food.
  • Co-worker: Brandan Carroll, Library Technician



  • Age: 5 years
  • Characteristics: Rowdy likes to voice his opinion when his co-worker is on a teleconference!
  • Co-worker: Connor Witty, OMFS resident

SSGT Truman, Chocolate Lab
  • Age: 5
  • Characteristics: He misses all his friends at WRNMMC. He can't wait to come back!
  • Co-worker: Harvey Naranjo, Adaptive Sports Specialist

Cat on radiator

Waffles, American Shorthair/orange furball
  • Age: 5
  • Characteristics: Waffles enjoys chasing birds, sitting in sunny windows, and napping on his humans' feet while they work.
  • Co-worker: Emily Shohfi, Clinical Librarian

Milo, Dachshund mix
  • Age: 11
  • Characteristics: Likes to shimmy upside down across the carpet.
  • Co-worker: Sarah Clarke, Medical Librarian



Charlie Girl the Cockapoo & Xerxes, the Persian Cat
  • Age: 11 months & 6 years old
  • Characteristics: We like to lick Mom while she is making telederm calls!
  • Co-worker: Elizabeth Taylor, Dermatology Resident


Ursa, Lab/Retriever mix
  • Age: 10 years
  • Co-worker: Mark Nau, Pulm Crit Care Fellow

SSgt Dillon, HM1 Sully H.W Bush and HN "Recruit" Luke, WRNMMC Facility Dogs
  • Ages: Old enough to know better but young enough to make you smile.
  • Characteristics: This steadfast team misses visiting people, but hope that someone will start streaming old episodes of Lassie.
  • Co-worker: Amy O'Connor, Project Manager for ACoS


Mulder (aka Freebie), Cocker Spaniel
  • Age: 14 years
  • Characteristics: He is calm under pressure; soft and silky and has the most tender eyes
  • Co-worker: Carmen De La Hoz, Staff Nurse, DHO

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