Here’s another story from the odd doggie jobs file. Riley the Weimaraner goes to work at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to train his sniffing skills. What’s Riley searching for? Very specific bugs and pests that can damage art, textiles, and books in the museum’s collection.
Riley is just a pup, but his mom, Nickie Luongo, who is the director of protective services at the museum, has high hopes that Riley will be the first of a long line of sniffer dogs keeping artwork safe from harm.
Riley the Museum Dog
As the pilot program of this unique endeavor, the MFA hopes that Riley will be successful in his training, and his work will inspire other institutions with varied collections to give sniffer dogs a try.
We wish you all the best, Riley; we know you’ll be an asset on the job!
Hat Tip: Boston Globe