Sergie — a soon-to-be 12-year-old schnoodle (schnauzer/poodle mix) — is the de facto CEO of Samel Insurance Agency at 15 Central St. in downtown Andover and is well known by many of the regulars in town. Weighing in at 25 pounds, he’s tough to forget, with his very long legs, brindle coloring and distinctive eyes — one white and one brown. Sergie, who is a beloved member of the Andover family of Jon, Marcy, Andrew and Jennifer Samel, comes to work, every day, happily greeting visitors to the agency. He also can be frequently found walking through downtown Andover on his way to make the daily bank deposits (a good CEO has to watch the money!). When he’s not at work, “Serge” loves to chase Jennifer’s kitty and play catch with his ball. He is very well trained and enjoys showing off all of his tricks, including balancing food on his nose, to anyone who asks and is willing to give him a treat.
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