Dogs are already talented. They can fetch a ball, sit, stay, roll over, and play dead.
But some dogs take it a step further.
Meet fifty dogs who have a job and do it well.
Bilbo has a really important job – saving distressed swimmers. He is a Newfoundland who has been trained to identify the international signal for help.
#2 Crack and Tucker
The sled dogs help their owner get around on harsh terrain. Sled dogs were traditionally used for transporting goods and mail but are more commonly used for racing now.
#3 This dog
He has a very special job. He digs up sea turtle nests so they can be incubated safely and then released after they hatch.
Friendly is a service dog who helps a veteran. He has been trained to do various tasks around the house, including loading and unloading the washing machine and dryer.
#5 These dogs
These are all lifeguards on a beach in Croatia. Notice how their gaze is firmly focused on the water to look for struggling swimmers.
#6 May he help you?
This dog helps out customers. She follows them around the store and even helps them bring their items up to the counter. What a good dog!
#7 Banana Joe
This dog is an affenpinscher who has previously won Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show. His job? He’s now a celebrity.
Uggie was a jack russell terrier and a famous dog actor. He’s even been nominated for awards thanks to his involvement in an Oscar nominated film.
Doug is a greeter at a veterinary office. We’re not sure if it’s the people or pets he’ll be speaking to, but either way, he looks very focused on his task.
Bill is a police dog. These animals go through intense training so they can apprehend suspects, find missing people, detect explosives, and locate drugs.
#11 These three
These canine game developers are being immortalized in Last of Us 2. Did you know there were real dogs behind the virtual ones?
This herding dog gets plenty of exercise. He is a Bernese mountain dog who has been trained to use his natural hunting instincts to protect the herd.
#13 This dog at work
Someone spotted his guard dog working in Shanghai. We appreciate that he has a vest. Working dogs need to be safe too!
#14 This little dog
This dog also has an important job. They help skiers who are dealing with epileptic seizures while in the snow.
This dog is a collie who goes by the full name, Reveille VIII. He is a mascot at Texas A&M. Without him, the crowd might not cheer quite as loudly.
#16 This science guy
This Bernese mountain dog goes to schools and helps the students to learn about science. We’re sure his human assistant helps a little too.
This is one happy registered service dog. She genuinely loves her job.
Smiley rescues people who have been buried in snow. He uses his heightened sense of smell to locate people trapped under layers of snow after an avalanche.
We’re sure quite a few people have been happy to see that smiling face poke through the snow.
#19 This hard worker
A Redditor came across this dog while at the gym. They appear to be the receptionist?
#20 This happy boss
The Redditor who posted this claims the dog is their office manager. While we have our doubts, we’re sure the canine at least brings a few extra smiles to the workplace.
#21 This customer service worker
Here’s another dog working behind the counter. Could our best friends be taking over the customer service industry?
#22 This good dog
He helps children in court, giving them extra support while they testify. We can’t think of a more important job.
This incredibly good-looking dog is a model. Being photogenic is a plus in this industry, and the cameras love Soliel.
Claude is an explosives detection dog. He has a job that can save lives. It’s so important that he even gets his own ID so people know why he is on the scene.
#25 This cutie
This dog hangs around a flower shop, keeping the workers company. It loos like he needs a rest now and then after all of his hard work.
This little hospital worker is famous in his area. He always wears his iconic glasses while he goes around he hospital cheering up visitors and patients.
#27 This dachshund
When the mechanics at this shop need an extra tool, they call over their helpful assistant. The vest is adorable and useful too.
Sammy is the official emotional support dog at a psychiatrists office. He offers unconditional love and lots of licks to anyone in need.
#29 Maggie, Lucy, and more
You can find therapy dogs in a lot of hospitals. They are there to offer extra emotional support when needed. This hospital thinks they are such a great idea that they have employed an entire team of dogs to do the job.
Meet the official post office stamp licker. He also makes sure that customers are greeted when they enter the building.
#31 This good girl
Does flying make you nervous? This dog works at an airport to help passengers ease their anxiety. While most working dogs shouldn’t be petted, this one’s vest actually says “please pet me.”
#32 This good boy
Thus canine works at a mechanic’s shop, keeping customers company while they wait for their cars to be repaired. Just don’t ask him for change for the vending machine.
This staff morale officer makes sure that all of the employees are feeling happy about their jobs. It would be hard to stay sad when looking at that furry face.
Barney helps out around the post office. He has been a part of the staff for so long that he even has his own oil painting on the wall.
This volunteer gave out kisses and candy at the airport on Valentine’s Day. There would be no broken hearts getting on planes that day.
This guard dog stays where she has the best vantage point for looking over the bar and keeping patrons safe. She can be found in that one spot so much that they added a sign.
Pickle is a certified search dog. In this picture, he proudly shows off a shoe he found.
Luna is a comfort dog at a funeral home. She helps the grieving to work through their loss.
This greeter works at a menswear store. He’s always dressed his best for the job.
#40 This sweet girl
Dogs have an incredible sense of smell. This one uses hers to sniff out some very expensive and delicious truffles.
This dog is the mayor of a small California town. While he doesn’t actually have any political power, it was still an honor to be elected.