n 2013, UPS driver Sean McCarren created a Facebook group to pay tribute to the furry friends that make daily routes a looot happier. And it took off like a pup in the park after you unleash it. Now, UPS Dogs has over 1.4M likes on Facebook and 488K followers on Instagram. However, once you scroll through its feed, it’s easy to understand why the project has become so popular. There are alpacas, deer, geese, goats, sheep, chickens and even cats too! Drivers post pictures of the cute critters they’ve become acquainted with along their schedule, with some of them knowing their clients’ dogs for years. It’s that wholesome type of content the internet has been created for.
Hey, we want a treat… Olympia, washington
“When you’re running into dogs all the time, it creates a bond when you see them every day,” McCarren told HuffPost. “It’s cool to meet some of the same dogs on the route, because they know who you are and they are excited to see you.”
According to him, the appeal of the page is that it’s all positive, not negative. “There’s no views of what people think about this or that, just dogs and an occasional cat, donkey, turtle or bird.”#2
Rudy is blind as a bat, but that doesn’t stop him from following the sound of my truck until I feed him! – Saint Joseph, Michigan
“This page also shows the relationship we have with the community and the impact we have on other people’s families. It also shows how awesome the drivers are,” he added.
The company itself admires the page greatly as well.
“It’s a good example of the relationships our employees build with their customers, two- or four-legged!” a spokesperson for UPS said.#3
I stopped my truck and before i knew it, i had a helper. Sugarland, Texas
To: Charlie, our friendly neighborhood UPS guy
From: Jade and Jasper, to share with all the doggos on your route
Attack dog. Camp Pendleton, California. Louice