Three questions with ... Midge Grinstead, director of the Lawrence Humane Society
Riley, a border collie, didn't have the best fortune starting out.
He was found abandoned on a farm with two litters of kittens, a litter of puppies and a few other dogs.
Riley now has a home, thanks to owner Amanda Hillis. His second home, however, is sometimes Callahan Creek, 805 N.H.
Hillis, art director for Callahan Creek, brought Riley in for the annual Take Your Dog to Work Day on Friday, sponsored by the Lawrence Humane Society and a number of businesses.
"We are just big animal lovers and big supporters of Topeka and Lawrence Humane Societies," said Cindy Maude, president of Callahan Creek, on why the company participated in the event. "It's just a part of our culture."
The idea behind taking a dog to work was to increase awareness of the number of homeless animals.
Peoples Bank, 4831 W. Sixth St., hosted Lawrence Humane Society dogs Friday afternoon. The bank gave out doggie treats and bags to pet owners who brought in their dogs.
The annual event is sponsored by Pet Sitters International, but this is the first year the Lawrence Humane Society participated. The center has 350 dogs and 360 cats available for adoption, as well as other animals, including rabbits, hamsters and rats.
Midge Grinstead, Lawrence Humane Society director, said she is proud of the support the organization receives.
"In Lawrence, we are all very aware, and we are a city that will take action," she said.
Grinstead is hoping to double the number of sponsors next year. But don't expect it to be a daily occurrence.
"On a Friday afternoon, it adds a lot of fun, but I wouldn't say it gets a lot of work done," said Nan Leffingwell, a print buyer for Callahan Creek who brought in her miniature dachshund.