Would you hire a stray dog if given a chance? That might sound like a strange thing to do, but it’s precisely what a Hyundai Prime dealership did in Brazil recently.
A Regular Visitor
As a pet-friendly establishment, the staff at this facility were no strangers to animal visitors. However, their most frequent four-legged guest wasn’t anyone’s pet – it was a stray. The dog had made a habit out of popping into the dealership while prowling the streets, and it didn’t take long before the workers took a shine to him. Emerson Mariano, the branch manager, grew particularly fond of the animal, so he decided to help the pooch out.
A Life-Changing Job
On a rainy night, Mariano invited the dog in to enjoy some food and get away from the bad weather. Little did the animal know that he was getting more than just a meal and some shelter for the night. Mariano decided to adopt the pooch and give him a role at the dealership. He was offered the position of Official Meeter and Greeter, a job that was apparently right up his alley. Being so “caring and docile,” he was the perfect person – well, animal – to welcome visitors to the facility.
A Growing Problem
There aren’t many dealerships you can go to that include a dog as a member of staff. However, according to Mariano, hiring this stray was necessary. Brazil’s abandoned animal population is a growing issue, and more needs to be done to resolve it. The branch manager is hopeful that taking in this dog – who he’s named Tuscon Prime – will bring awareness to the problem and show that positive intervention is possible. This stray is now a beloved member of the Hyundai Prime family, and the dealership wouldn’t be the same without him.
We’re thrilled that Tuscon Prime now has a forever home, and we hope he continues to thrive in his new job.