Air Force vet and service dog are a hit at Lowe’s

In this Nov. 22, 2016 photo, Charlotte follows Clay Luthy as he returns items to shelves at a Lowe's store in Abiline, Texas. U.S. Air Force veteran Clay Luthy and his service dog golden retriever, Charlotte, both wear red and blue Lowe's vests to work at the home improvement retailer. (Greg Jaklewicz/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Some customers at a Lowe’s store in Texas are getting tag-team assistance from a military veteran and his service dog after both were hired to work at the store.

The Abilene Reporter-News reports that U.S. Air Force veteran Clay Luthy and his golden retriever, Charlotte, both wear red and blue Lowe’s vests to work at the home improvement retailer.

Luthy has had five surgeries on his knees and can’t bend his left leg. Charlotte is trained to help Luthy up if he can’t get off the floor.

Charlotte has become a customer favorite in her two months on the job. Luthy says everyone loves the pooch, adding: “This definitely was not part of the job description.”

In this Nov. 22, 2016 photo, Charlotte takes a break in an aisle at a Lowe's store in Abiline, Texas.. Customers do not mind pushing their carts around her. U.S. Air Force vetere Clay Luthy and his golden retriever, Charlotte, both wear red and blue Lowe's vests to work at the home improvement retailer. (Greg Jaklewicz/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
In this Nov. 22, 2016 photo, Charlotte takes a break in an aisle at a Lowe’s store in Abiline, Texas.. Customers do not mind pushing their carts around her. U.S. Air Force vetere Clay Luthy and his golden retriever, Charlotte, both wear red and blue Lowe’s vests to work at the home improvement retailer. (Greg Jaklewicz/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
In this Nov. 22, 2016 photo, Tinley Farmer, 4, pets Charlotte, as her mother, Jessica, right, talks to Lowe's employee Clay Luthy in Abiline, Texas. U.S. Air Force veteran Clay Luthy and his service dog golden retriever, Charlotte, both wear red and blue Lowe's vests to work at the home improvement retailer. (Greg Jaklewicz/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
In this Nov. 22, 2016 photo, Tinley Farmer, 4, pets Charlotte, as her mother, Jessica, right, talks to Lowe’s employee Clay Luthy in Abiline, Texas. U.S. Air Force veteran Clay Luthy and his service dog golden retriever, Charlotte, both wear red and blue Lowe’s vests to work at the home improvement retailer. (Greg Jaklewicz/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)

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