Pacific Building Center

We've noticed with amusing regularity the number of pets that LBM dealers keep at their yards and display on their Web sites, so we've decided to begin highlighting a few. This trio can be found at Pacific Building Center in Blaine, Wash., the 2006 Western Building Material Association Dealer of the Year. Isabelle, the Labrador retriever at center, is known locally as "the duct tape dog" because on command she'll run down the aisles and retrieve a roll for you. Duchess, at right, recently retired from a 10-year career carrying the center's cash bag to the bank every day; she was featured in the bank's for that work. Meanwhile, Phoebe the cat is true to her feline nature-she doesn't do any productive work, and she starts walking around and meowing about 10 minutes before closing time, eager to get home.