Here at Level Green Landscaping, we have a lot in common with dogs.
We love big expanses of green grass.
Sometimes, our feet are muddy. We appreciate the scent of open water and scuffling through crisp fall leaves.
We're loyal. We're friendly. We love a good ball chase.
It's probably why a lot of us have dogs. Sometimes they even tag along with us to work, or keep us company in the truck on the way to Home Depot.
We love cats, too, and we're even partial to geckos.
Meet the pets of Level Green Landscaping.
While we love being at work, it's great to come home to these loyal, lovable friends.
Owner: Ryan Graham
Pet Name: Frisco
Breed: Black lab and pit bull mix
Fun Facts: Frisco’s favorite activities include barking at birds, eating bees, and chewing up Ryan's shoes.
The picture was taken on his birthday in February after he ate too much cake, which is why he looks miserable.
Owner: Brad Butler
Pet names: Rocky (black) and Luka (blue/gray) are the youngest of Butler's six dogs.
Breed: Italian Mastiffs
Fun facts: Bred to protect family and property, the 200-lb. dogs step in as referees when the kids squabble, standing between them.
As a reward for all this protection and loyalty they get homemade dog food made from chicken, rice and buckwheat.
Owner: Joey Schneider
Pet name: Winter
Breed: German shepherd/black lab mix
Age: 11 months
Fun facts: Winter loves swimming, tennis balls, baseballs and licking people. She's helped declutter the kids' toy collections — by chewing them up.
Owner: Don Gates
Pet names: Layla, on the right, and Tank
Breeds: Layla is a bluenose pit bull; Tank is a Staffordshire bull terrier.
Ages: Layla is 2; Tank is 4
Fun facts: Both sweet pups were rescued from a shelter. They love water and boat rides.
"They've brought a lot of love to our home," Don says.
Owner: Emilie Roper
Pet names: The little brown guy on Emilie's hand is Copper. The bigger one is Leo.
Breed: Copper is a crested gecko. Leo is a leopard gecko.
Fun facts: Copper eats fruit paste. Leo loves to explore and run around. He eats meal worms and crickets.
Owner: Doug Delano
Pet name: Luc
Breed: Terrier mix
Fun facts: Luc is a little crazy and hates big dogs.
He has a wardrobe of seasonal outfits and loves to go to work with Doug, trotting around visiting everybody until his dad reins him in.
Owner: Scott Rupert
Pet name: Duke
Breed: Black lab
Fun facts: An adventure-loving dog, Duke loves doing the two things his owner likes to do: shop at Home Depot and hang out on the University of Maryland campus.
Owner: Marvin Balsoma
Pet name: Diezel
Breed: pocket American bully
Fun facts: He likes to wear sunglasses and go for car rides. And chew everything.
Owner: Brad Sarno
Pet names: Left to right, Smokey, Sammie, Charlie
Breeds: Sammie is an Australian shepherd; Charlie is an Aussiedoodle.
Ages: Sammie, 12; Charlie, 1
Fun facts: Smokey was found under a house by a friend's mom and given to the Sarnos. Sammie likes to eat.
Don't leave your shoes or flip flops unattended — Charlie will chew them.
Owner: Eric Bross
Pet name: Panda
Breed: Yorkie/Maltipoo mix.
Age: 10 weeks
Fun fact: Panda is 10 weeks old and is currently enrolled in puppy kindergarten in Arlington, VA.
Owner: Jeff Klingensmith
Pet names: Thor and Murphy
Breeds: Thor is a German Shepherd; Murphy is a Maine Coon cat
Age: Thor is 3.5; Murphy is 1
Fun facts: Thor loves playing fetch. Murphy likes to stir up mischief.
Owner: Craig Fugate
Pet name: Chico
Breed: Chihuahua/Pekingese mix
Fun facts: Chico was fearful and skittish after being rescued from an abusive home, but after about six months with the Fugates, he learned to trust and love his new parents. Now he's playful and very lovable.
Owner: Shelley Russell
Pet name: Pudge
Breed: Beagle mix
Fun facts: He showed up at the Russell home one day after following their other dog home. He laid down on the front porch for the entire weekend and never left.
“I guess he chose us!” Shelley says.
Owner: Ashley Owens
Pet names: Goose and Amelia
Age: Goose, 10 and Amelia, 8
Fun facts: Goose always tells on himself before Ashley has discovered he’s done something bad. If he’s been rummaging in the trash, he’ll hold a piece in his mouth and come sit in front of her, confessing, his ears laid back in guilt.
Amelia won’t go to sleep unless she’s under a blanket
Goose is named after the character in "Top Gun."
Amelia is named after Amelia Earhart.
Owner: Jose Ruiz
Pet name: Pee-Wee
Breed: Poodle/Bichon mix
Fun facts: Pee-Wee is diabetic and needs to get shots every day, but he loves to play outside and is, Jose says, "King of the house.”
Want To Join The Team?
Here at Level Green Landscaping, we’re a family — and that includes our pets. We’re always looking for hard-working, talented people to join our team.
Are you ready to work for a strong, growing company where culture is important and furry friends are part of the family?