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Even pets need to work now and then. These dogs and cats get down and dirty to make ends meet.

Boston Dynamics, the famous robot manufacturer formerly owned by Google, is finally starting to sell robots to the public. And they’re starting with the robot doggo the SpotMini! The SpotMini made headlines earlier this year when Amazon founder Jeff Bezos adopted one.

Office dogs have always been part of Amazon’s work culture. It started with a married couple that were original Amazon employees, who would bring in their Welsh corgi named Rufus. He was loved by the staff and felt Rufus improved their time in the office.

World, meet Beaux Tox: the yellow lab with a heart of gold and some pretty unconventional good looks. Beaux Tox has a facial ‘deformity’ which only makes him cuter. He has six brothers and sisters; during their shared time in the womb, things got a little crowded.

Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson’s newest film, is a stop-motion animation about, you guessed it, an isle of dogs. Ireland had it’s first dog-friendly screening at a cinema in Dublin. The cinema sold pup-friendly seats equipped with water and a blanket for our furry friends and screened Isle of Dogs.

A fishmonger cat named Dog (yes, you read that right) is blowing up the world of pet fashion. Chó is a cat owned by a fishmonger, whose name literally means ‘dog’ in Vietnamese. Chó’s owner, Lê Quốc Phong, chose his name based on the cat’s personality.

It turns out the peacock who was banned from a United Airlines flight to LA has a fire IG account. The flashy bird who was kicked off of a United Airlines flight is actually something of a celebrity. The peacock, whose name is Dexter, lives in Bushwick with his artist mother, Ventiko. @kumathedestructor took this great shot of me at #newarkairport today.

When a rapper sue’s a dog walker, is it a dawg-fight or a dog-fight? Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA (aka Robert Diggs) is taking legal action against a Brooklyn dog walking company called ‘Woof-Tang Clan’. The dog walking company infringed on the hip-hop group’s name and logo.

Jake is a black lab mix who failed not once, not twice, but three times from service dog training. He doggedly pursued his dream of being a useful social servant and eventually landed a position that fit. Jake is now an emotional support pup at the Anderson County District Attorney General’s Office in Clinton.

Often your first job doesn’t work out, and sometimes you need to figure out what you really want to be when you grow up. Mr Walker recently did exactly that. Mr Walker’s not your average hotel employee, he drools and poops outside but is a favourite with guests.

New Zealand does things a little differently, from Flight of the Concords to their odd national bird, the Kiwi the entire island is delightfully odd. It’s no surprise that they have also started employing police cats on the force. Tia and Snickers are two NZ police felines.