#WeSayThanks Day: 9 Firehouse Dogs Who Stand By Our Firefighters Through The Pandemic

A Dalmatian Puppy sits on the front of a fire truck.

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During the global COVID-19 pandemic and widespread times of shelter in place, most of us are being advised to work from home and practice social distancing on those occasions when we do need to leave the house.

Obviously, this isn’t the case for essential workers on the front lines like firefighters, police officers, doctors, and nurses who need to be out and about to carry out their duties. That’s why we’re celebrating May 19th as #WeSayThanks Day to honor all those who are still out there keeping us safe.

Remember to wear purple–the combined blue and red colors of emergency service workers–on #WeSayThanks Day to show your support!

Of course, we can’t thank our firefighters enough. Luckily, resident firehouse dogs are also supporting our heroes! Here’s a salute to nine noble firehouse dogs who are still standing by firefighters during the pandemic and giving them all the love they deserve.

1. Jax In Chicago, IL

 

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Meet Jax. This fine chocolate hound helps stand guard at Engine 115, situated in the West Pullman neighborhood of Chicago.

2. Kelly In Tampa, FL

 

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Kelly is a Dalmatian working at a firehouse in Tampa, Florida. She’s also an ambassador for the Wet Nose ‘N Firehouse cause, which helps raise money for rescues.

3. Cali In Eureka, CA

 

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Cali The Firedog is a loyal part of the Humboldt Bay Fire outpost in Eureka, California. Her main duty is to help teach her local community about the importance of fire safety and prevention measures.

4. Chanel, Lady, & Fresca In San Antonio, TX

 

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This trio of canine helpers assist first responders at hospitals across San Antonio. They’re also more than a little partial to photo bombing whenever the opportunity arises.

5. Crash In Chicago, IL

 

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Crash holds it down at Engine 122 in Chicago, where he can often be found vigilantly looking over the neighborhood.

6. Cairo In Philadelphia, PA

 

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In the Fairmount area of Philadelphia, this dutiful firehouse Pointer is officially known as Captain Cairo!

7. Otis In New York City, NY

 

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Over in New York City, you’ll find Otis the firedog tending to the truck.

8. Bowie In Chicago, IL

 

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This is Bowie, a Pit Bull mix who proudly works out of a firehouse in Chicago.

9. Oso In Santa Monica, CA

 

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Based in Santa Monica, you can often find Oso the rescue ruling the roost at the local firehouse station!

Do you know a firehouse dog who’s helping our firefighters during the pandemic? Have you ever met your local firehouse dog? Let us know in the comments below!

Join Evolve Media’s #WeSayThanks campaign to show support to essential workers and thank them for their selfless acts of kindness and heroism. To learn how to get involved, please click here for more information.