Thursday , 29 September 2016

Hardware store’s got a furry new hire!

This is Blue and he’s one of the new hires at a Lowe’s location that just opened in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Blue is the best friend and service dog for Owen Lima; a man who had a severe car accident 40 years ago and has been living with a brain injury.

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Owen and Blue were walking through Northgate Mall, when he saw a hiring stand for a new Lowe’s location was opening, and he decided to apply; only he told the recruiter that he and Blue were a package deal.

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The store manager didn’t even bat an eye and conducted the interview as normal and decided to hire both Owen and Blue for the store.

He also did a little research about service dogs and found that all they needed was for Blue have a uniform and a place to chill out with some water, food and a blanket.

Lowe’s Canada shared this image on Facebook, and so far it’s been shared 15K times since Owen started this past Monday.

 

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He’s a also got a little name tag. How awesome is that?

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So far, Owen’s doing well. Customers love him and Blue and for the first time in a decade, he feels like he belongs.

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As a customer service representative, Owen is able to help the community he’s grown up in, as he knows everyone and they all know him as well.

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As for Blue, he’s loving it.

Keep up the good work, guys!

 

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