A sweet dog abandoned at a gas station in Brazil ended up stumbling onto the employment opportunity of a lifetime.
Sabrina Plannerer told The Dodo that she and her partner bought a Shell gas station under construction in Mogi das Cruzes two years ago. One day, they found that a frightened but friendly dog, who someone had apparently left there, was wandering around the construction site.
They got the dog — now named Negão — veterinary care and decided to adopt him. Negão also got a new job.
“Negão waits for people to arrive, and then goes up to say hello, winning them over with his charms,” Plannerer told The Dodo. “Customers love him. Some people even bring him toys.”
Clad in a hat and official employee badge, Negão has made the gas station his permanent home. It’s staffed around the clock, so he always has company from loving coworkers.
Earlier this month, Grupo FERA — an organization that helps pets in need find homes with local businesses — even named Negão “employee of the month.”
After Negão’s story made international news this month, Plannerer and her pup thanked all his fans on Instagram for all of their support.
Here’s to you, Negão.