Among the things that brought us joy during this global pandemic, couriers are on top of the list, but for those with a pet… it’s definitely their lovely cats and more importantly dogos! Getting back home to see your dog not only makes you happy but it makes the bond between you and your dog grow stronger. Of course one of the major reason for you being closer to your lovely mate is the fact that you’re not just stuck home, you’re with someone who cherishes being close to you and as humans, that’s our basic need.
There’s a group on Facebook called UPS Dogs with over 1.8 million followers, and guess what? It’s full of photos…Dog photos! This group was founded by a UPS driver Sean McCarren, seven years ago. Initially, it was a tribute to our lovely furry friends but now it has gained a ton of attention where everyone loves sharing the dogs they meet on their routes!
Let’s take a sneak peek at the popular UPS Dogs project, which brings together the most impressive photos of the couriers and four-legged friends they meet along the way because they smell the chewy delivery.
1. My treat is bigger than my whole body!
Maggie loves Mark and barks and barks until he stops at our house with her treats! Oviedo, Florida
2. What about my treats?
3. Smile? No.
Lemon with her ups driver today.. Nolanville, Texas
So, we decided to reach Dam McMackin from the PR team of UPS to ask some questions to know if he is aware of the popular UPS Dogs project. He was delighted to answer our questions.
“We are certainly aware of our drivers’ strong relationships with our customers and so many of our customers’ pets,” Dan said. “We bring people and businesses the things they need to live their lives and run their businesses. And some of those things include needed items for our customers’ pets.”
Dan was asked whether or not UPS is involved with the UPS Dog Project to which he replied that those at UPS “are not directly involved with the project you mention.” However, we are aware of it and know how much our drivers’ relationships with people and pets matter,” he deduced.
4. Illegal biscuits? Just dump ’em here and it’ll be our secret.
Dogs name is Buddy. Roanoke Alabama
from Mountain Home, AR.
6. Mini Treats
Jake greeting our wonderful UPS driver! Evergreen, CO.
7. Hai, Mr UPS man. Yer my faborite twuck driber ebber!
This is our dog Bear. He’s 13 years old. We got him 11 years ago as a rescue. He was living with a homeless man in Chicago, Illinois who had to surrender Bear to allow the owner to go to a men’s shelter. He wanted him to go to a family with young kids. Bear was so used to eating fish out of the lake, it took us 6 months to get him used to eating dog food.
8. Snow and White!
My husband Kyle with one of his dogs on his route in Shaftsbury, Vermont. He loves this part of his day
9. Lilly has a real royal attitude.
Lily, American Molossus. Crestwood KY with her UPS driver Chris.
Initially, he started collecting pictures on his journey to different homes and when his collection grew to more than 60 pictures, he started posting them online. Even though it started as a personal thing in the beginning, the group slowly gained more and more members and now it has gained more than 1.8 million members, “everybody got all excited about it, so I just went ahead and made a little Facebook page to share them all.”
10. A selfie, please.
She loves taking pictures with me! ❤
11. THE DOUBLE BLEP!
THE DOUBLE BLEP!
12. I only have eyes for youoooooo
Dakota, a UPS driver in Clarksville, TN
When Sean established the pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, other UPS drivers also started posting. These included pictures of dogs that they would see on their way to deliveries. In 2017 a frenzy began, the pages had been going smooth for plenty of years but all of a sudden it all went crazy, Sean commented for USA Today. “I just thought that it was a cool idea. I didn’t think that it was going to hit as hard as it did.” UPS is happy that all those posts are showing a lively side of the delivery service job even though the page is not actually associated with UPS on official terms. “There are no negatives, there’s no politics, it’s just feel-good photos that are fun to see pop up on your feed.”
13.Two fuzzy bundles of mischief and smooches
Oh what patience our UPS Nathan has while holding Finn and Lincoln, our Golden puppies. Chillicothe, Ohio
14. Snacks and kisses.
Lloyd has been our ups person on the Northside of Richmond Va, in excess of a decade… Storm finally got a chance to meet him!
15. ANYTHING FOR ME?
My dog use to bark at him but one day we just let her check out the truck. I love how he was so happy to finally make a new doggie friend we would love for her to be on ups dogs !!
Scotts Valley, CA.
Kim Krebs of UPS commented on UPS Dogs: “We have several dog-loving drivers with personal social media accounts dedicated to celebrating the pets they meet. These are great examples of the strong relationships UPS guys build with their customers, both two- and four-legged, although these pages aren’t officially affiliated with UPS.”
16. Little black puffball
This little black puffball is so amazed at the sight of my truck that he hasn’t even noticed the biscuit that I tossed to him…
17. Hii my name is Kyle!
My name is Kyle from Greenfield, OH.
18. Say Hello to Daisy, Toby, and Bentley.
This is Sharon Barbour in Dunedin, FL saying Hello to Daisy, Toby, and Bentley.
19. Pippa shook her head in disbelief. There’s such a thing as official UPS socks?!
My pleasant SC, Josh with “Alex Morgan” “Mia Hamm” and the blur is Pippa.
20. Lily loves Chris – and his beard!
Lily loves Chris – and his beard!
21. Whoa, that’s a bear!
Narwhal loves Burton.
22. Hey man, wanna throw my stick?
“You mean to tell me I get THREE biscuits on Thursdays?!?”
Delivery trucks for dogs are the next great trend for pups and people. Food trucks are no longer a trend, they have been replaced by delivery trucks!!
Happiness for both humans and dogs.
23.Your truck’s been high jacked! By pups!
My husband with our 6 pups! He had our route and the pups were so excited to see him ❤
Fort Payne, Alabama
24. No more deliveries for you today!
Paul was on one knee until Jax decided that meant “playtime”. Wakeman,OH.
25. Where do I sign up??
This old guy comes to work every day with his owner and has a bed in the tasting room of the winery. He is a happy and well cared for dog.
But when he hears my truck he runs to the door to be let out and then he runs up to my truck and starts shivering and whining and giving me the sad eyes like a Humane Society commercial on TV. All that is missing is Sarah McLachlan singing in the background. Such a phony!
26. No I was here first, no I was here first, no I was here first, mom!!
Hello from Spokane, Washington
27. *bark* Max *bark* Lillith *bark* Toby *bark* Blue *bark* Hurry, UPS is here!
My reputation for generous treat giving may have gotten out of hand. They are now bringing their friends with them.
28. I eat raw meat human, I do not like your industrial waste.
Mandy barks like crazy when Carlos drives into the yard, she waits expectantly for him to step out of the truck!!
She offers her paw to shake and then she gets her treat!! ❤😀👍(Western ND)
29. Bobby had mastered the art of looking cute and threatening at the same time.
Hello from Manly, Iowa
30. Look at the fearless kitty who survived abuse.
Introducing “Kitty.” Kitty is a rescue from an abuse/neglect situation who is now living her best life in a loving home on a farm. A month ago she was terrified of me and could not be coaxed near the truck, even on a leash. Now look at the fearless and happy moocher she has become!
31. I’m gonna get bigger than the UPS truck!
Husband Brock is a UPS driver, holding our 3 month old 🐻 🐶 Beaufort, SC
32. Charlie and Eric big snobbery kisses!
Charlie gives Eric big snobbery Saint Bernard kisses..
33. Gonna hafta train a new driver.
Our regular UPS driver is leaving 😭…..
Sully wanted a picture with him…..
He was HAPPY with his treat though….and to get out of the truck! 😂
34. I have the uniform. Next, I learn to drive.
Vision loves UPS and especially Darla! He even has his own uniform! Snohomish County WA.
35. Scott the biscuit king
One of my favorite route dogs, Augie, gave ME a biscuit today!
At the end of the day, the only thing comforting you is being around those who love you. Pet owners don’t have to spend their days alone because they know they have someone to look forward to when they get back home. As far as UPS drivers are concerned, who said dogs and delivery drivers don’t get along? UPS Dogs is a growing group of thousands of delivery drivers and customers who break stereotypes and prove that it’s not just humans who are happy when UPS delivers. They hope to become a bigger family of happier members and even happier rides!