Stray Dog Given a Job at a Car Dealership After Showing up There Every Day

They named the dog Tucson Prime and let him hang out at the dealership as a "pawfessional consultant."

Robin Zlotnick - Author

Aug. 10 2020, Updated 3:40 p.m. ET

What do you do when a stray dog keeps showing up at your car dealership every single day? Why, you give him a job, of course! There really is no other option.

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Earlier in the year, the staff at a Hyundai Prime dealership in Brazil made a new friend in a stray dog who just wouldn't leave them alone. They thought he would eventually move on, but he kept coming back, and it simply became clear that this dog was home. And he wasn't going anywhere.

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The staff at the dealership decided to name the stray pup Tucson Prime, and they even gave him a job in the dealership as a "pawfessional consultant." He has an ID badge and everything. 

And he loves it. He's clearly in his element in the dealership. He was adopted back in May, but the story of Tucson Prime recently went viral because the dealership posted pictures of him on Instagram. He now has his own account with more than 100,000 followers. 

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I don't know about you, but Tucson Prime is definitely the most professional dog I've ever seen. I would buy a car from him in a heartbeat.

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Let this be a lesson to those who sell cars. An adorable dog who "works" at your dealership will make people approximately 4,000 times more likely to buy a car from you. It's simple math (that I may or may not have made up). 

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According to Bored Panda, the original plan was just to provide shelter for a stray in need, but then Tucson Prime started greeting customers and adding so much to the work environment. So, he got a promotion.

Look at how handsome he is! The showroom manager Emerson Mariano told Top Motors Brazil that the dealership has gotten overwhelmingly positive feedback about Tucson's customer service abilities. Emerson said the pup has a "very caring and docile nature," and that definitely comes across in all the Instagram photos.  

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He also said that they've had many customers return to the dealership after purchasing a car just to say hi to Tucson Prime and give him treats and gifts. His addition to the place has added so much to the dealership's environment and has made customers forge a more lasting connection, bringing them back time and time again.

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Emerson was the one who initially let Tucson Prime inside. It was a rainy night and he felt particularly bad for the stray pup, so he brought him inside and gave him food and shelter. But Emerson also formed an immediate bond with the dog, and it became clear pretty quickly that he was here to stay. 

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"After all, the company has always been pet friendly, so now, we decided to embrace this idea in practice too, having our own pet precisely at a more complicated time like this with so many abandoned animals," he said.

Since Tucson was adopted, he has been to the vet and now has all his vaccinations. He might even star in a national ad campaign for Hyundai. 

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