Owner: William Sparks
Associate Dean Graduate Programs and External Relations
Thor was a rescue puppy that was abused. Sparks said he rescued him about a year ago and that “He was found during a sleet storm last winter in Raleigh, NC. Thor’s breed is a combination of Samoyed and Alaskan Malamute.” Dr. Sparks brings Thor to campus 2 days a week on average and he loves to visit Queens and see all of the friendly faces.
Owner: Jill Perry
Director, Student Health & Wellness
Drayco is 14 years old and he was rescued from animal control here in Charlotte, NC. Which is potentially a “kill facility” and Drayco would not have had the opportunity to have such a long and eventful life if he was not rescued when he was. Since he is a rescue they are sure exactly what his breed is but Jill Perry said she thinks he is a mixture of a shepherd and gold retriever. An interesting fact about Drayco is that he got a cancerous tumor that resulted in having to amputate one of his back legs. So he has been a 3 legged dog for the past three years, but it hasn’t changed his happy go lucky attitude. Perry added “He is definitely a people person and is so great with everybody that walks in the door.”
Owner: Kathy Devlin
Benji is only 8 months old and had the opportunity to spend the summer at Queens and hang out in the Bookstore office with his mom. He was there during ROAR orientations and Devlin said “He got to meet a lot of incoming students and was always so excited to be here.” Benji is from Charlotte, NC and is a Maltese which is a mixture of a Toy Poodle and Maltipoo.
Owner: J. Diane Mowrey
Chaplain and Mrs. John R. Irwin Professor of Bible
Zoe is a 12 year old Cockapoo which is a mixed breed of Cocker Spaniel and Poodle. Dr. Mowrey has been at Queens for 23 years and wanted to make a point to say that “I believe Zoe was the first dog that started coming to campus, and other faculty members have caught on over the years.” Zoe was found in an advertisement in the paper in Charlotte and has been coming to work in her kennel everyday with Dr. Mowrey since she was a puppy. Seven years ago Zoe was diagnosed with diabetes so she has had to change her daily routine a little bit but is still happy as can be.
Owner: Miller Yoho
Director, Athletics Marketing & Promotion
Crash is a rescue so Miller is not sure what her exact breed is but he thinks she is a Hound. Crash is only 5 months old and whopping 25 pounds. Miller said “Crash is on campus almost every day for her daily walks, she loves to meet new people.” Miller plans to bring Crash to the Queens Softball and Tennis games in the Spring.
Owner: Lynn Morton
Dean: College of Arts & Sciences
Dora is 12 weeks old and she is rescue Border Collie. She is always on campus frolicking around and loves to hang out with students and other dogs.