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Hagerstown winery employs Soda Pup for doggy delivery

March 26, 2020

When she first gave it a go, Lori Yata was a little nervous about her new method of curbside wine delivery. That's because her delivery boy is a 75-pound brindle boxer who goes by the name of Soda Pup. Yata sends him out the door and stands watch. She equipped Soda Pup with saddle bags that typically are used on horses. The vest has two pouches on each side. "If anybody calls him, he will go," she said. "We tuck the wine in his vest and send him out with the wine bottles. If people don't want to come in contact with us physically, dogs are not supposed to be able to carry the virus."