Postal Museum Pup Wanted

Dogs were not just postmen’s best friends and wonderful companions. From pulling carts to transport letters, to foiling robberies at post offices, they have become invaluable workers for the postal service since the early 19th century.

Following the hugely successful campaign to fill the vacatcy for The Postal Museum Puss last year, we’re now on the lookout for 4 lucky canines to complement the honourable work of our 12 volunteer mousers.

Bertie – resident dog at Exmouth Market’s Botanique Workshop modelling the postal hat

Each month until the end of 2019, a successful pup-pplicant will be appointed to the ceremonial role of Postal Museum Dog (PMD). PMDs are expected to work from home so must be reliable paw-fessionals. While a volunteer position, there are great perks, including provision of an official postal hat as modelled above by Bertie.

To apply for December’s very special position of Christmas Ambassadog, owners must submit a photo of their dog to The Postal Museum on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using @ThePostalMuseum and the hashtag #jobsfurdogs by Tuesday 3 December 2019.

A template hat (previously used by our feline contestants) is available to download to aid candidates with their pup-pplication. Click here to download.

What have you got to lose? This is your pawfect opportunity to shine, give it a chance at leashed!

Charlie - September Postal Museum Pup
Charlie - September Postal Museum Pup
Norah Bones - October Postal Museum Pup
Norah Bones - October Postal Museum Pup
Purdey - November Postal Museum Pup
Purdey - November Postal Museum Pup

Want to discover more about the postal canines of the past? Reveal more in our 3-part blog series.