Having lived in Berlin for close to a decade, Monika has had the time to explore the city before she decided to add Pina to her life.
“It was around the same time as when I first started thinking of adopting (a dog)”.
After getting herself involved in dog rescue organizations, she decided to reach out to an organization on Instagram to meet Pina whilst she was being fostered in Berlin.
“The moment we met, Pina ran straight over to me and I said to myself, that’s my dog right there”.
Named after the world famous German dancer & choreographer Pina Bausch and not Pina Colada, Pina the dog had her eyes locked in for Monika as she ran her hands through the plants to check for damaged leaves.
“I think my life is different now that I have a dog, I didn’t realize that it's not as dog friendly in other cities like it is in Berlin. That (having a dog) actually made me even happier to live in this city”.
Monika added on that it was also a natural decision for her to allow her team to bring their dogs to work.
“It just makes it so much more fun to be in the office when there are dogs running around – and we feel so much more at peace”
With dogs constantly running around in the office amidst the operation chaos, we also asked Monika which dog product(s) in her opinion are most important to have.
“Cloud7 for me speaks high quality and stylish. A dog product should be durable, comfortable for the dog and stylish. And, if one could only choose one product, I would invest in a good quality dog bed for sure.”
Stay tuned for more of The Dog House: a portrait series.