Highlighting three of our favorite home office romances… There’s nothing like the unconditional love of and for our besties — our dogs.
Unless this is your first interaction with Free People, you’re sure to know just how much we love our dogs. Like, insanely love them.
Many of our dogs tag along with us to work each day. They patiently (or not) wait for us to take them to the dog run, offer us solace and calm as we’re frantically prepping for our slew of afternoon meetings. Staring at us…often… They are our confidantes, our buds, a genuine extension of our personal and collective family unit.
If you’ve been on the fence about adding a furry friend to your mix, please consider adopting. Best Friends Animal Society, one of Free People’s dedicated nonprofit partners, aims to convert all animal shelters to no-kill status by 2025, and relies on adopting in order to achieve that goal.
They have a really fun compatibility match available here, which can help to pair you up with your perfect pup (or cat…don’t think that some of us aren’t cat people, too).
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d share with you some of our favorite human/dog companions here at Home Office. Say hi to Alfredo, Lily, Mr. Butts, and Tater Tot.
How old is your dog? What type of breed?
Dante: 2-year-old mixed Terrier. Not totally sure since he’s a rescue… I say mini pit bull/Boxer.
Josie: Lily (aka Lilz) is an 8-year-old Yorkie Poo. Mr. Butts (aka Booty, aka Butts, aka Mr B) is a 2-year-old mini Sheepadoodle.
Claire: Tater Tot is 6 months old! English Shepherd/Poodle mix.
What made you decide you wanted a dog in your life?
D: Growing up, we always had dogs! I’ve been living on my own/without a dog for a bit, and working at FP provided the perfect opportunity to get one.
J: Growing up, my family had all sorts of animals and I’ve always loved dogs! When I was 22 I wanted an adventure partner and fell instantly in love with Lily. When I saw Mr. B’s face, I just knew — I didn’t hesitate.
C: I just felt like something was missing in my life. I told my parents I was going to get a puppy, and they’d joke (not really) that I could take Shamus (our family dog). Then one morning I woke up to a text from my dad saying I should do it, I should get a dog. And that day I found TT! 😊
What’s your favorite activity to do with your dog?
D: We love running by the river and sleeping in late.
J: Taking them to the beach.
C: TT and I love to play fetch in our long hallway. (Don’t worry, no one lives below us.)
What’s your dog’s favorite treat? (That they maybe shouldn’t be having)?
D: Alfredo loves bananas, apples and BACON!
J: Any bone. And ankle socks, haha.
C: He LOVES baby carrots, but too many upsets his tummy! He’s also a huge fan of ice cubes.
D: When I went to meet him/foster him for the first time! He slowly and sleepily got up, to nibble my finger, that’s when I fell in love!
J: Mornings are the absolute best. I wake up to them both staring at me about 2 inches away from my face and it’s the most hilarious sight every time! So the first thing I do every morning is laugh and get kisses — not sure what’s better than that. 😊
C: The day we first met he jumped into my arms and started licking my face immediately. I knew right away that we were meant for each other.
Quirkiest thing your dog does?
D: Sings when he has to go out/is bored.
J: Lily starts to sneeze when she needs to be let out, and Mr B will only go to the bathroom where Lily has already marked, lol.
C: He sleeps on his back with his legs sprawled open and his paws folded to one side. Not sure how that’s comfortable, but he loves to pass out like that.
Which human actor would play your dog in a movie about their life?
D: Someone silly and cute who can also do serious, like Timothée Chalamet!
J: Lily is Helen Mirren — a little older but still feisty. Mr butts is Brandon Park… lol. Likeable!
C: I want to say teenage Justin Bieber because TT is a stubborn, lanky boy with a rebel side.
Sit or stay?
D: Stay. He’s a sleepy boy that likes to stay in.
C: Sit. We are still working on stay…
Weirdest dog toy you own?
D: A sweatshirt from when he was a puppy. His desk mate Bruce and he love to chase each other with it!
J: No weird toys at our casa. 😉
C: Bully sticks – don’t look em’ up… OR an old sock that I shove treats into and tie up in a knot. Keeps him occupied for hours. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯