Pets on the job

Humans pay tribute to the animals that work on our behalf

For this year’s annual Pet Issue, the Chico News & Review is taking a look at working dogs, which shouldn’t be confused with the American Kennel Association’s “working dog” breed group. Rather, we’ve focused on dogs of any breed that do jobs, whether they help their owners maintain independence, keep the herd together out on the farm or don police vests to rescue victims or sniff out contraband.

At the end of the day, these hard-working pooches still love to cuddle and play. They’re part of the family, and rightly so. Please check out other sections of the paper this week, too, to read more odes to our animal companions.