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The dogs on the bus


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- It's not quite the dog days of summer for the region, however for one Rochester woman, every day is. When you are out and about you may see a white and red bus full of dogs driving around town but it's all in a day's work.

"I tell everyone that I watch their dogs that they are not just their dogs anymore but they're a little bit mine too because I love them," said Sonja Irmen.

Sonja runs Sonja's Pet Services, picking up between 12 and 30 dogs a day in her school bus, taking the pups to Rochester's dog parks.

"Well I dreamt about it and a friend of mine mentioned 'you should get a bus'," Irmen said. After purchasing a small school bus from a used car salesman in Rochester Irmen was open for business. "I go to both dog parks. Equal opportunity to poop you know?"

Each day of work doesn't feel like work because the co-workers typically get along.

"Yea we all like each other pretty much," Irmen said.

With so many dogs to keep track of each day, Irmen said if she goes more than a couple days without seeing them, she starts to go through a "doggy-lapse."

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