Big Dogs on Campus

by Kaela Dunne '18

The novelty of the beginning of the school year always brings lots of excitement to St. Mark’s and while we warmly welcome our new students and faculty members, one group in our community sometimes goes unacknowledged on campus: the new faculty dogs! So if you’re interested in making a new furry friend this Fall, be sure to be on the lookout for these four new members of our canine community!

Name: Pip

Name Origin: Pip was originally named Pickles then Sweetie for a little bit. Her current official name that she’s registered with is the Swedish word for heart. But her name is Pip, short for Pipsqueak, because she is small and squeaky.   

Breed: Swedish Vallhund

Fun Fact: She likes to play fetch with tennis balls and she will “touch” your hand with her nose if you ask her too.

Who let the dog out? Mr. Corliss

Personal Pound: Coe

Name: Buckeye

Name Origin: He is named after the Ohio State Buckeyes, without his owners final approval on the name.

Breed: Coton de Tulear

Fun Fact: He is a fetch fiend! His raw talent is unmatched as a wide-receiver in the U-15 pound League because of his speed and his mouth-eye coordination for catching balls and toys

Who let the dog out? Ms. Finnerty

Personal Pound: Gaccon

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Name: Lady

Name Origin: Lady is named after the Lady Byng, which is the NHL award for the player who has exhibited the best sportsmanship and conduct.

Breed: Chocolate Lab

Fun Fact: Lady cuddles with a stuffed moose when she sleeps.

Who let the dog out? Ms. Pickett

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Name: Cora

Breed: Akita mix

Fun Fact: She was adopted when she was a one-year old from the Washington D.C. Animal Rescue League. They had taken animals from a shelter in Cedar Rapids, Iowa after the river there flooded in 2009 and destroyed the shelter.

Who let the dog out? Mr. Kuklewicz