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There is no way to describe Jeanette and Brian’s household other than through their ragtag group of fun, furry and festive pups! Marko, a pit mix, went home with Jeanette for a weekend getaway from the vet’s and never left. Marley was down on his luck and abandoned in Jeanette and Brian’s neighborhood, where Jeanette quickly rescued the cut Lab mix (despite Brian’s reluctance). Mia, a Catahoula mix, was a foster dog that never left the Rivera household once they realized they were the only ones who could put up with the hyper little attention hog. Murphy, the nervous-nelly boxer, was adopted as a puppy and has slowly grown into a mama’s boy. Maverick was found and taken in as a puppy and rightfully earned his name for being a fighter and independent. He likes to think he can catch the squirrels in the backyard, but is never quite fast enough. And Mr. (not pictured), the youngest of the Rivera clan, stole Jeanette and Brian’s hearts during an SPCA Tampa Bay tour. At 6 months old, he is still learning the ropes but is clearly a match for the group. It’s a lot of work keeping up with all the fur (two Roombas required), but they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Jeanette and Brian Rivera is Executive Assistant, Vinoy Resort & Golf Club and Marko, Marley, Mia, Murphy, & Maverick is a