About Us

Our collective experience in brand management, graphic design, and corporate relationship-building covers a wide range of skills and ensures our clients get a true strategic partnership that keeps them coming back for more. From supporting the fundraising efforts of an international non-profit organization to supplying jaw-dropping sales incentive gifts for Fortune 500 companies, we really do love exploring memorable, inventive ways to help our clients achieve their marketing goals. And it’s our ambition to earn that business again and again with great ideas for each project. Our formula works well – as our top clients have worked with us for an average of 10+ years.

Our Name

Dogs at Work, originally called Blue Dog Brand Works, was founded in 2004. And how did we derive our company name, you ask? Our belief that loyalty, tenacity, agility and ingenuity – outstanding characteristics present in dogs – are the same qualities that make Dogs at Work stand out with our clients. And yes – we do bring our dogs to work.

Our Values

We put some teeth into our dog-centric ethic by supporting animal welfare groups from California to Maine. Working with us means more support for animals in need. Not only do we support animal rescue organizations with donations, we support them by volunteering and adopting from them too.  Our office-pet-regulars enjoy toys and treats and provide us with the calming support so helpful in a fast moving, time sensitive business.  We can’t imagine a workday any other way.  And we also believe in dogs-at-play… weekends spent hiking with our dogs, countless belly rubs or running a Canicross race. We even have a social media star… check out @dognamedstella on Instagram

Some places we regularly spread the love:

  • Almost Home Rescue
  • Best Friends Animal Society
  • Midcoast Humane – our local organization
  • San Francisco SPCA

Each order with us means more support for animals in need – Thank you!

Hanna and Andy recently enjoyed a volunteer trip to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (the largest sanctuary of its kind, located in UT) where they cared for some of the 1,600 resident animals of all species. Check out some highlights!

A Selection of Our Clients

From Fortune 500 companies to non-profits – our marketing team knows how to deliver ROI with results our clients can measure.

Our Team

Our collective experience in brand management, graphic design, and corporate relationship-building ensures our clients can rely on a true strategic partnership.



Andy’s experience in marketing as a VP/GM at Swiss Army Brands/Victorinox, and his work on some of the largest and most successful incentive and brand campaigns in the promotional industry illustrates what he lives and breathes. And you guessed it – he also likes dogs wilding in his home and his office 24/7.

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Hanna’s mayhem: Graphic design, accounting, kids, dogs, popcorn. Not necessarily in that order, popcorn comes first.

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Mel is a stickler for details, loves the creativity of visual arts, and will use her powers to match your ambitious goals to the perfect marketing product. Oh yeah, and to say she has a sweet tooth would be a serious understatement. Confectionary bribes will gladly be accepted.

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Ashley is just plain creative, except when it comes to bios. Idea person, problem solver, writer, artist, and marketing enthusiast, promotional products are the type of brain food that keeps her happy. Unless you have sushi. She always wants sushi.

Ashley also contributes to the team’s overall love of animals by having a collection of creatures at any given time. Currently this culminates in a cat, a horse, and Charlie the office parrot.

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To say Steve is an extrovert is stating the obvious. From sports announcing to emceeing local events to DJing and being a stand up comic, this guy knows how to have fun! However, Steve is as serious as they get when it comes to customer care. His creativity is matched only by his dedication to community. Steve is just as much of an animal lover as the rest of the team. He and his family have two huge Maine Coon cats that are almost as big as the office dogs!

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Strategic Partners



Jody is a valued strategic partner with his background in graphic design and video production, Jody worked at Dogs at Work for several years and now provides his expertise as needed.  His experience ranges from documentation of whale research in the South Pacific and educational travel consulting in Cambridge, MA to designing hundreds of marketing communications for the New England Patriots. In his free time, Jody can be found anywhere but indoors.


Looking for a seasonal internship? We love our interns! To discuss an internship opportunity in our Brunswick, Maine office, send us an email with your background, internship goals, and why you’re interested in the type of marketing we do here. Zip it over to our team at info@dogsatwork.com.

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We donate a portion of every order to animal welfare groups from Maine to California.