Bear holds several positions with the firm. He is the occasional greeter, entertainer and unlicensed therapy dog. If Marie is out at Court or elsewhere, you will find him lying in reception sulking.
Bear was trained at home but also took classes at Who’s Walking Who here in Ajax where he successfully graduated!
He is excellent with children and adores babies. He is also hypo-allergenic with hair rather than fur because his mom is highly allergic to dog fur and dander. Sadly, Bear has his own allergy issues and is fed a special diet so please do not sneak anything to him during your visit.
If you are not a dog person, or you are afraid of dogs, no need to worry. Bear will be told to go to his house (crate) and will stay there and nap during your visit.
Zoe joined the team of Marie G. Michaels & Associates on January 16, 2019, the same day that her brother from another mother joined the team. Zoe loves to give French kisses to everyone she meets, whether you want them or not. And, her second love is giving kisses in exchange for scratches and petting. Don’t be offended if she behaves somewhat nervously about meeting you – as a rescue, you can never be sure what life was like before Marie made her a member of the team.
Zeus is, in some ways, a polar opposite to his sister from another mother. Where Zoe is small, Zeus is quite large. But, he is a gentle Ben. Within a month of starting a new routine by coming to work with his new mom, Marie, Zeus was ‘caught’ fulfilling the role of therapy dog to a client who was sitting in reception having a private crying moment. When we went looking for Zeus, we found him standing with his paws on the client’s shoulders, resting his head on one of them as if hugging her. She said it was very helpful. Way to go Zeus; you’ve gone from being rescued to doing some rescuing of your own!