Pets of BRAINTRUST

Artemius

Breed: Tuxedo Cat
Human: Fabiola Rangel
Nickname(s): Gato, Gatico, El Bebe, Hermoso, Hermoso Bebe, Artemio, Demetrio, Mi Niño, Sabandija, Malo, Gato Malo, Ese Gato, Kee-Tee

Artemius was named after a character in Sailor Moon. He first met his human, Fabiola Rangel, when he was just a month old. The always well-dressed Tuxedo Cat is always ready to play and loves dancing with Fabiola. He often climbs on her back to keep her neck warm. And, when he’s upset, he throws things from the kitchen counter onto the floor to make himself feel better. When Fabiola gets home, he always makes sure to update her on his day’s adventures. He’s a go-getter whose newest goal is to become Instagram-famous: @artemiusrangel.

Bailey

Breed: Morkie
Human: Tiffany Diersen
Nickname(s): Bae, Queen Bae, Bailes, Bailey Girl, Muffin (BT office fave), Little Butt, Butt Butt

Bailey Rose Diersen is a 2-year-old Morkie — cross between purebred Yorkshire terrier and a purebred Maltese. For such a tiny pup, she’s pretty high maintenance and fancy; her favorite food is cooked salmon. Her favorite thing to do with her human is shop at The District, a local shopping plaza. Tiffany says Bailey isn’t the best at tricks, but she is the best at snuggling. She loves her squirrel (appropriately named, Squirrel), walks at the park, and stealing socks.

Doodles

Breed: American Shorthair Cat
Human: Megan Schutz
Nickname(s): Meatloaf, Pork Chop

Doodles is more interested in sleeping than exploring. He has a bad habit of overeating, but Megan secretly loves how chubby he is. His half mustache keeps him classy, too. When Professor Jones gets out of hand, Doodles keeps him in check with a gentle slap to the face.

Georgie

Breed: Golden Doodle
Human: Kurt Ouchida
Nickname(s): Wiggle Bottom

Georgie Jones Ouchida is one of the most loving dogs you’ll ever meet and gives out hugs for free. Named after country singer, George Jones, the 4-year-old Golden Doodle isn’t afraid to show you the seasons of her heart. Georgie enjoys spending time with her four-human family, the Ouchidas. She likes to snuggle and take up all the room on the bed. An active pup, Georgie loves long walks around the neighborhood, swimming in the pool with the kids, and playing keep-away. Her dad, Kurt, says the funniest things she ever did was jump off the slide into the pool.

Kingston

Breed: Dachshund
Human: Sara Hall
Nickname(s): King

Kingston has ruled Sara Hall’s house since the first moment he arrived (which is why his nickname is King). When Sara and her husband first took Kingston home, the first thing he did was dive into the couch cushions and make himself at home. The 4-year-old Dachshund’s favorite game is to go through the trash before Sara catches him. Although he likes his dog food, he enjoys human food more. He’s also an expert at wrapping himself in blankets. Kingston’s favorite way to get exercise is allowing Sara the opportunity to carry him the whole way.

Lucy

Breed: Brindle Boxer Mix
Human: Ashley Ellingsen
Nickname(s): Lucy Girl, Luce, Lucy-Lou

Lucy is a 5-year-old Brindle Boxer Mix, named after The Beatles’ hit song, “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.” A frequent flier at the dog park, Lucy has stellar Frisbee and fetch game. Her human, Ashley, says Lucy taught her about companionship and unconditional love, something she had never experienced with an animal before. Ashley’s husband serves our country; every time he deployed, Lucy stayed by Ashley’s side day in and day out. Now that they have a son, Lucy keeps him company, too.

Professor Jones

Breed: American Shorthair Cat
Human: Megan Schutz
Nickname(s): Professor Tiny Cat

Much like Indiana Jones, Professor Jones (the cat) is an adventurer. Leashed walks aren’t just for dogs. Professor Jones loves long, harnessed walks with his human, Megan. They also enjoy cuddling together and playing with feather toys. His worst trait, though? Slipping between your legs while you’re trying to walk.