Thrift Store Mascot Is A Dog Who Loves Relaxing In A Laundry Basket

Wafer the dog is not the best salesman but he is a pro at napping and being cute.

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"I'm not sick. I'm just lazy" is a slogan we can all get behind. Via dogspottingorg/Instagram

If you were just thinking how there aren’t enough places where you can get bargain-priced furniture AND give a dog some ear scratches, then you are in luck.

Estes Park Community Thrift Shop in Estes Park, Colorado, offers low prices on new and used items as well as an opportunity to hang out with the store’s mascot, Wafer the dog.

Wafer is a 2-year-old Labrador Retriever mix who enjoys sleeping in a laundry basket and receiving each scratches from customers. He was adopted from the Denver Dumb Friends League in March of 2016 after being rescued from another shelter in Texas, according to the store’s website.

While he mainly lounges around on the job…

“What? I’m taking my 5-hour break and then it’s back to work.” Via Estes Park Community Thrift Shop/Facebook

Wafer sometimes helps out behind the counter.

“How can I help you?” Via Estes Park Community Thrift Shop/Facebook

Despite his lack of retail skills, he must be a big hit with customers because his owners had to put a “Not for Sale” sign on his basket awhile back.

But stealing him is fine, yes? Via lorenomer/Instagram

If you can’t make it to Colorado to say hi to Wafer, you can follow him on social media. He has his own hashtag: #waferthedog.

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  • Adorable!

    Maryjoanna March 15, 2017 7:23 am Reply
  • who proof reads this???????

    Daniel Adams March 29, 2017 1:27 am Reply
    • Obviously, no one. The idea behind the story is the saving grace of it.

      Jennifer L. Ward March 29, 2017 6:40 am Reply
    • It’s not meant to be fine literature. Calm down and try to enjoy the message.

      Killy_Killy March 29, 2017 8:55 am Reply
  • Obviously no one.

    Patty Tripp March 29, 2017 4:32 am Reply
  • But it’s still a cute story with great pics.

    Patty Tripp March 29, 2017 4:33 am Reply

    Beth Banholzer Wade March 29, 2017 4:53 am Reply
  • Cute! I like reading positive stories like this.

    Sheri DeOrio March 29, 2017 6:05 am Reply
  • @Daniel Adams I don’t understand the complaint either. The story is not rife with grammatical or spelling errors and is a cute story with pictures of an adorable dog. Furthermore, don’t criticize a lack of proofreading when you begin a sentence with a lower case letter.

    Marilyn March 29, 2017 6:12 am Reply
  • adorable

    Mary Massey March 29, 2017 7:07 am Reply
  • What a sweet story! He looks so happy and content. God love him!!

    Carolann Nagy Lightcap March 29, 2017 7:20 am Reply
  • Could you please change the word “each” to “ear”. Sorry, I’m a little OCD about grammar.

    Cat Guidry March 29, 2017 8:03 am Reply
    • Funny, I didn’t even notice the “each” — guess it didn’t matter! You know what they say about people who only want to criticize the spelling and grammar…

      cat-dog-chicken March 29, 2017 10:38 am Reply
      • Yeah, they’re called editors.

        Marilyn J. Leger March 29, 2017 3:28 pm Reply
  • Love this story!

    Cat Guidry March 29, 2017 8:05 am Reply
  • wafer does more to increase sales then the best salesperson ever could.

    cole3244 March 29, 2017 10:48 am Reply
  • These pictures are adorable…nice lab……..

    defiant1 March 29, 2017 12:01 pm Reply
  • Wafer is totally adorable, and the perfect store mascot. I love the picture of him behind the counter by the register. I love the “I’m not sick (I’m just lazy)” sign on his basket. 😉 Why walk around and do work for scritches when you can lay by the register and wait for the scritches and love to come to you? XD The good life, he has it. I disagree he’s not a good salesman. I’m sure many, many people who buy something came there originally only to see him. His hoomans own many sales to his animal magnetism.

    hoppytoad79 March 29, 2017 3:36 pm Reply
    • Wafer’s face could make me buy ice in the winter 🙂

      KatWrangler March 29, 2017 3:42 pm Reply
  • How adorable is this!
    Whenever I find a store that has a cat or dog as one of their employees, that place has a customer for life! There’s nothing like a furry face to make the day go right <3
    Hugs and pets sent to Wafer <3

    KatWrangler March 29, 2017 3:40 pm Reply
  • sweet dog!!

    lainer51 March 29, 2017 4:49 pm Reply
  • Great story!!! Great pup!!!!

    Barbara Haiges March 29, 2017 8:12 pm Reply
  • I love to patronize stores that have animals, I definitely go out of my way to do so. Stephanie Brown- thank you for going to the trouble of sharing this with us. Thanks! Note: I remember someone being bitched out for his grammar/spelling. Turns out he was deaf and ASL was his primary language. Newsflash! English isn’t the only language in the world and even if it were we can’t know whether or not someone is dyslexic, young, really busy with things other than volunteering their time to write stories for free, etc. We should never try to silence anyone’s voice and making someone self-conscious about communicating is obviously wrong. It doesn’t mean we’re a grammar ‘nazi,’ it means we’re possibly bullying someone who’s circumstances we don’t know. Next time, punch up and not at someone who is obviously a better person than most.

    RealLulu March 29, 2017 9:10 pm Reply

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