Would a friendly dog greeting you at the gym inspire you to lace up your sneakers more often? What if every time you picked up a six-pack, you could pet a legitimately cuddly cat? Or if you could while away time in the bike shop waiting room giving belly rubs to a happy pup?

Philly is filled with “working” pets who can make customer experiences exponentially more enjoyable. Meet 10 of them below.

Duke Catz at Philadelphia Brewing Co.
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Duke Catz at Philadelphia Brewing Co.

Duke Catz of Philadelphia Brewing Co.

  • Age: 8
  • Years on the job: 7
  • Daily commute to Kensington: The brewery is my home.
  • Purrsonality: Loyal, smart, naturally comedic, a good judge of character — I won’t snuggle up to just anyone.
  • Daily duties: Keeping pests away, looking cute while coworkers pack deliveries, greeting customers, nighttime security.
  • Most memorable day on the job: The day I arrived. Everyone was so welcoming and smothered me with pets. I knew I had found the right home.
  • How to win me over: Baby strollers for napping, neck rubs, Temptations treats.
  • Dislikes: Mean dogs.
  • Best feature: My eyes and tiger-like markings — both have unfortunately subjected me to one too many cat calls.
Chance at ZAKTi Fitness
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Chance at ZAKTi Fitness

Chance of ZAKTi Fitness

  • Age: 16
  • Years on the job: 6
  • Daily commute to Queen Village: I live a few blocks away with my dad, Pete. I love to walk here.
  • Pawsonality: Friendly, loving, nonstop smiler.
  • Daily duties: Motivating people to show up to exercise, sniffing out those not working hard enough, stealing the show in selfies. Teaching assistant and unofficial mascot for Meredith Elementary School.
  • Most memorable day on the job: The day a tennis pro came to work out, and I stole three tennis balls from his bag — he had no clue until he saw them proudly displayed on my bed.
  • How to win me over: Chin rubs, dog treats (organic only, please), a seat on your exercise mat.
  • Dislikes: Leaving work, being told to move from high-traffic areas.
  • Best feature: My charming smile.
Chiclet at Fleishman Fabrics & Supplies
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Chiclet at Fleishman Fabrics & Supplies

Chiclet of Fleishman Fabrics & Supplies

  • Age: 5
  • Years on the job: 4
  • Daily commute to Queen Village: I live a couple of blocks away with my mom, Tricia.
  • Daily duties: Greeter, kid occupier.
  • Pawsonality: Energetic, playful, little but tough, fiery but friendly.
  • Most memorable day on the job: All the days people bring me pastries from Hungry Pigeon.
  • How to win me over: Belly rubs, muffin/croissant scraps, attention.
  • Dislikes: Men with big shoes, pants with cuffs, loud noises (especially those from the vacuum cleaner, yikes).
  • Best feature: My good looks. Folks sometimes drop by the shop just to be around my adorable self.
Dr. (Abraham Horatio) Pickles at The Book Trader
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Dr. (Abraham Horatio) Pickles at The Book Trader

Dr. (Abraham Horatio) Pickles of The Book Trader

  • Age: 3
  • Years on the job: 1
  • Daily commute to Old City: I live here.
  • Purrsonality: The store manager says I’m the laziest cat he’s ever met. Dark corners, like those in the shop’s LGBT and Sci-Fi sections, are my favorite for lounging.
  • Daily duties: Window-watching, luring people inside, nighttime security.
  • Most memorable day on the job: The time I went outside and caught a bird within 60 seconds of the front door opening. I’m a pro.
  • How to win me over: Plastic straws (my favorite toy), Temptations treats, head scratches.
  • Dislikes: Children, small dogs, being picked up.
  • Best feature: I’m too lazy to jump on the bookshelves, and I provide excellent company on a slow day.
Levi at Fat Jack's Comicrypt
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Levi at Fat Jack's Comicrypt

Levi of Fat Jack’s Comicrypt

  • Age: 14
  • Years on the job: 12
  • Daily commute to Center City: I live in the shop!
  • Daily duties: Doorman, greeter, keeping company with my fellow (much more timid) kitty coworkers.
  • Purrsonality: Friendly, loving.
  • Most memorable day on the job: The day I ventured outside. It was raining, so I immediately started howling at the top of my lungs until my owner let me back in. I’ll never do that again.
  • How to win me over: Belly scratches and Temptations treats.
  • Dislikes: Please don’t pick me up.
  • Best feature: My beautiful green eyes and lush coat.
Louie at Rittenhouse Hardware
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Louie at Rittenhouse Hardware

Louie of Rittenhouse Hardware

  • Age: 8
  • Years on the job: 8
  • Daily commute to Center City: I live in Media with my dad, Jessie.
  • Daily duties: Kid occupier, resident sleepyhead.
  • Pawsonality: Sleepy, loving, docile.
  • Most memorable day on the job: All the days kids show up and attack me with cuddles.
  • How to win me over: Meaty foods, especially bacon.
  • Dislikes: When other dogs wake me up while I’m trying to sleep — no manners!
  • Best feature: I make a great companion and am content just residing in good company.
Gary at Bella Vista Beer Distributors
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Gary at Bella Vista Beer Distributors

Gary of Bella Vista Beer Distributors

  • Age: 4
  • Years on the job: 2
  • Daily commute to Bella Vista: I live here.
  • Daily duties: Deterring mice, cheering up my coworkers.
  • Purrsonality: Playful, high-jumper, lounger.
  • Most memorable day on the job: When a couple visiting Philadelphia from Ohio said they saw me on Instagram, and made a special stop during their trip here just to see me.
  • How to win me over: Any type of gentle petting, Temptations Savory Salmon treats.
  • Dislikes: Little kids who chase me.
  • Best feature: My pure, white coat and spirit-lifting abilities.
Mara at South Philly Bike Shop
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Mara at South Philly Bike Shop

Mara of South Philly Bike Shop

  • Age: 3
  • Years on the job: 3
  • Daily commute to East Passyunk: I live in Bristol with my dad, Dan. He might not love the 45-minute ride, but I do!
  • Daily duties: Greeter, kid magnet, wrench stealer.
  • Pawsonality: Happy, friendly, cuddly, a terrible guard dog.
  • Most memorable day on the job: One day, I tugged on a kid’s jacket because he stopped petting me. I was just trying to get his attention, but he almost toppled over the gate between us. We all laughed about it.
  • How to win me over: Belly rubs, treats of all kinds, toys (especially ones with stuffing inside).
  • Dislikes: Chicken, and chicken-flavored anything, is the worst. Red meat only, please!
  • Best feature: Endlessly loving and a great lap-warmer.
Princess Buttercup (top) and Pearl (bottom) at Fifth & Fitz with regular client Katherine Petronaci
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Princess Buttercup (top) and Pearl (bottom) at Fifth & Fitz with regular client Katherine Petronaci

Pearl and Princess Buttercup of Fifth & Fitz

Pearl

  • Age: 5
  • Years on the job: 3
  • Daily commute to Queen Village: I live a couple of blocks away with my dads, Sean and Garrett.
  • Daily duties: Window-watcher, companion for waiting guests.
  • Pawsonality: Easygoing, relaxed.
  • Most memorable day on the job: Getting my picture taken by The Philadelphia Inquirer! Princess Buttercup and I love taking photos with our fans, too.
  • How to win me over: Food — I’m not a picky eater! I even love veggies. I’ll happily eat a carrot right out of your hand.
  • Dislikes: I can be territorial when it comes to who hangs out with Buttercup, so I don’t always like other dogs.
  • Best feature: Ability to calm the room.

Princess Buttercup

  • Age: 3
  • Years on the job: 3
  • Daily commute to Queen Village: I live with Pearl and my dads.
  • Daily duties: Resident lap dog — I will keep your lap warm throughout your haircut.
  • Pawsonality: Energetic exercise addict who will play fetch at any hour, the opposite of Pearl.
  • Most memorable day on the job: What Pearl said.
  • How to win me over: Snuggling, any kind of ball.
  • Dislikes: Like a true lady, I despise fart noises. Make that disgusting sound, and I will run.
  • Best feature: My dad says I’m a good alarm clock. I’ll pull you out of bed with 7 a.m. licks and put a smile on your face.