With the so-called dog days of summer coming to an end and National Dog Day appearing on the calendar, the time seemed right to ask Clarkson faculty and staff to share photos of their dogs.
The generous response confirmed our suspicions. No matter the department, discipline or location, members of the Clarkson family include four-legged individuals.
Check out the gallery of beloved Clarkson canines below.
10-year-old golden retriever Amber in a field of daisies. Submitted by Pat Snider.
Nikki enjoying a little personal time. Submitted by Anna Marie Dawley.
Remy, a year and a half old Brittany Spaniel who clearly enjoys life. Submitted by Asher Pacht at Clarkson's Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries.
One-year-old Beau. Submitted by Carmen Camp, who captioned this: "Another Summer Water Day, Which Is the Golden Way."
Oreo, four-year-old Shih Tzu and Rivia, one-year-old Australian Shepherd "with lots of energy." Submitted by Becky Larrow.
Clarkson pooches Izzy and Louie on the right, with their pals Oscar and Bessy on the left. Submitted by Beth Reasoner.
Eight-year-old English Mastiff Brinley weighs in at 145 pounds and is apparently a bit of a drool-y lady. Submitted by Terri Bullock.
Chloe Rose hangs out on her family boat in Hannawa Falls. Submitted by Tess Casler.
Claire de Lune, talkative teacup Yorkie, originally from Brooklyn. Submitted by Ilene Lashomb.
Nine-year-old Pickle, a Cairn-Yorkie mix, who was chauffeured to Maryland for vacation over the summer. Submitted by Colleen Thapalia, Capital Region Campus.
Doodle, part Papillion, made the pool look so cool. Submitted by Michael Briggs.
A dog day afternoon at our Capital Region Campus in Schenectady. Seen here: Ellie with Trish Mosch, Jelly Bean with Amy Nevin, Jax with Janice Hollister, Frank with Debra FitzGerald, and Mollie with Brien O'Keefe.
Diamond the yellow lab and Oscar the little dachshund -- don't call them the Odd Couple. Submitted by Jeffrey Hamilton.
Two-year-old Boston Terrier Neely soaks up the sun at Black Lake. Submitted by Erin and Matt Draper.
Niko, a three-year-old Belgian Malinois, is one natty dresser. Submitted by Erinn Currier.
Frank, a three-year-old black lab described as "110 pounds of love." Submitted by Alysson Countryman.
Josie, a four-month-old black lab (a rescue, like many Clarkson dogs). Submitted by George Young at the Capital Region Campus.
Tony (a she) is a year old rescue who makes herself at home. Submitted by Jamie Molnar.
The stunningly intent duo of Porter and Willow. Submitted by Jennifer Cootware.
Juno the labradoodle surveys her kingdom. Submitted by Natalie Kurgan.
Frisbee, intrepid Adirondack explorer. Submitted by Kelly Chezum.
The gang's all here: Lettuce the whippet pup, Morgan the Great Dane, and Fannie, the miniature pinscher. Submitted by Michelle Young.
Sizing up the snow are June and Hank. Submitted by Lisa Tebo.
Maisie Bell, shepherd and pitbull mix, ponders what to do when she turns one at the end of September. Submitted by Darcy Matthews.
Yes, they are painfully cute. Submitted by Mallory Matson.
Max, six, and Ruby, one, swimmers and boaters extraordinaire. Submitted by Lisa Emburey.
Meeko, who apparently (and obviously) loves everyone. Submitted by Patrice Cole.
Charlie, yellow lab, and Rio, lab-husky mix, can barely contain themselves when hanging with their human, Melissa Lindell.
Jimmie, a Bouvier des Flandres who doesn't hold it against you if you can't correctly pronounce his breed. Submitted by Michael DuFour.
Micki the Mover. Born in Texas, moved to Tacoma WA, then Potsdam. You might see her as she strolls around town with Aleta Nims. Submitted by Wesley J. Nims, Lt Col, USAF, Commander, Air Force ROTC.
Molly hangs out on a favorite blanket while Licky makes ready for a cattle drive led by John Wayne. Submitted by Brenda Moulton.
Puppy Opie discovers that grazing in the grass is a gas. Submitted by Jake Newman.
Ralph the Shitzu, almost 8, and "as lovable as they come." Submitted by Pamela Poste.
Phoenix and Thor, BFFs. Submitted by Angela Rodriguez.
Rocky the Boston terrier is often seen on our Potsdam campus -- he is the mascot for the Clarkson Reh MBA Program, a certified therapy dog for students, and canine companion for Nick Attanasio. "Rocky brings a smile to the face of all the students, faculty and staff he interacts with," Nick says. "He has come so popular that people on campus carry around bags of treats just for him."
Sammy, "chillin' on the boat." Indeed. Submitted by Lorraine Hicks.
Miniature dachshund and breathtakingly cute Coco. Submitted by Scott Storrin.
Shadow. He knows. Submitted by Jim Lynch.
Submitted by Patti Kellogg.
10-year-old black and tan coonhound Tracker. Submitted by Marcy Adams who cryptically noted, "It's a good thing we love him."
Winston, a three-year-old Corgi/German shepherd mix and rescue who lost an eye shortly before being adopted by the Drescher family. Submitted by Debra Pulenskey Drescher of the Capital Region Campus.
Puppy Zephyr (now grown), with Dune and Rhombur. A handsome trifecta. Submitted by Marshall Issen.