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Dogs are smart creatures, and they can do more than just sit or roll. Some of them learn essential life skills, such as delivering goods to people. Such is the case of Eros, a sweet pooch who has been very helpful to his community, especially during this time of a pandemic.
Eros, the delivery pooch
Eros, an eight-year-old chocolate labrador, knows a couple of people in his town, Medellin Colombia. When the family opened their small grocery a couple of years back, they’ve brought Eros with them when making deliveries. Eros remembers the people who gave him treats, and the information just stuck with him.
The pandemic hit the economy hard, and Eros’s family business was not spared. Since the government imposed social distancing measures, people could not do their grocery shopping as usual. They needed to keep the business running and continue serving their customers.
That’s when Maria Botero, Eros’s mom, figured that Eros could be their delivery pooch. And it was a fantastic idea!
People are thrilled to see Eros delivering their merchandise. Eros was always loved by his neighbors, but they now appreciate him more because he made grocery shopping quite easy.
Don’t forget the treats
But how does Eros do it correctly? With lots of practice and lots more treats! Eros knows around five to six people in his neighborhood by their names and addresses. When they place an order, Eros’s mom would pick up the items from their store and put them in a straw basket, along with the receipt. Eros delivers the goods to the exact location, and the buyer pays through a bank transfer.
Eros is quite treat-motivated. He does his job so excellently because he knows he will be getting a treat after making a delivery. The customers already know this by heart, so they make sure they’ll have treats at hand for Eros each time they order. If you could add some scratches on the head, Eros would be happy to have them too!
Indeed, dogs like Eros make living in these difficult times a little easier. He enjoys doing his job and helping people any way he can in his neighborhood. Good job, Eros!
Thanks to AP News