American University 4400 Mass Ave Current Issue Dog Days of Summer Dominic Greene, director of student activities Parker, 3 Cocker spaniel"He's very friendly, kind of goofy. He loves his toys, other dogs, and squirrels." Jason Mollica, professor, SOC Giada, 6, and Pepper, 1 Pugs"They can sense the happiest moments of our lives—and if one of us isn't feeling well, they curl up on the couch and snuggle with us." Charlotte Prud'Homme, SIS/BA '16 Bison, 2 Pit bull mix"He's super curious, energetic, and fearless. Too fearless. Last summer I had him swimming in the ocean, and he just kept going and going. I was like, Uh-oh." Stephanie DeStefano, grounds operations manager Bandit, 7, occasional therapy dog at AU Boxer mix"He loves fish—especially salmon." Zoe Pribula, Kogod/BSBA '16 Belle, 2 Pomeranian pug mix"She can be kind of a princess; if there's something in her water bowl, she refuses to drink." Zehra Peynircioglu, professor, CAS Jon Jon, 7, Dost, 3, and Sevgi, 3 Mutts"I am Turkish, so I use Turkish words. 'Dost' means 'buddy,' 'Sevgi' means 'love,' and 'Jon' is spelled differently but means 'the best thing that happened to me." Michael Manson and Marianne Noble, professors, CAS Teddy, 6 Part golden retriever"People love dogs because they're soft, they're cute, and you don't have to prove anything to them," Noble says. Rob Cheek Dexter, 5, Kogod Audience Dog Program English springer spaniel"He's named after the TV series Dexter. I thought the name would be perfect for this guy even though he's not much of a serial killer." Megan Gebbia, women's basketball coach Livy, 4 Mix of Shar-Pei, lab, and other breeds"She loves paper products. I have to shut the bathroom doors because she'll eat toilet paper." Celia King, SPA/BA '18 Milo, 7 Beagle"He eats anything and everything. He'll even eat asparagus."