Formerly a street dog, the sᴛʀᴀʏ Matuee entertains the waiters, neighbors and customers of a gas station in the Jardim Novo Campos Elíseos neighborhood, in Campinas. Adopted two years ago, the animal has gained space at the facility, gas station employee uniforms and a public social media profile of ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ dogs coming to the station so they can be adopt.
Matute is a canine with a troubled past. His habits included eating food off the street and sleeping in the middle of the road. The dog had been sᴛʀᴜᴄᴋ by a car when he was discovered one day by a young person in Campinas, So Paulo, Bʀᴀᴢɪʟ. The incidents happened in March 2022, and ever since then, the neighborhood has rallied behind them, particularly the employees of a gas station. He has continued working as a gas station employee ever since. Manager Giovanni Fernandes, 24, recalls: “Matuee came to the post office and everyone was ᴇᴍʙᴀʀʀᴀssᴇᴅ and tired, so the boys went to the convenience store and bought him a sausage and they said, did not leave, he stayed with them all day.”
Matute has made excellent progress in his ʀᴇʜᴀʙɪʟɪᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ. He received the service station uniform, his first outfit, as part of an advertising effort. There are social media accounts for the ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ dog. It makes sense that the gas station employees would prepare all of the information for Matute. One of the staff members remarked: “Many people may be a little sᴄᴀʀᴇᴅ when they see him because of his (ᴍᴀʀᴋs on his face), but don’t worry since even though he no longer grows fur, he now feels no ᴘᴀɪɴ in the area. referring to the sᴄᴀʀs from his previous existence on the streets that are visible on Matute’s physique on his Instagram page.”