Today, August 26th, is National Dog Day and what better way to celebrate than by sharing some of Stock Yards Bank’s very own pups. Dogs play an important role in SYBT history and corporate culture. Many of our branches give out dog treats in the drive-thru, and our mascot “Spot” is a Great Dane. Our Great Dane statue was made by G.C.J. Mattei Co. in 1913 and was commissioned by Mr. Lytle H. Hudson, Sr., the first President of Stock Yards Bank, to honor a beloved family pet. This precious keepsake has been a permanent fixture in our Main Office lobby for over 100 years.
We think of “Spot” as much more than a mascot. We believe it represents many admirable qualities – a standard by which we will always measure our service to our clients; strength, integrity, loyalty, and dependability.
We had an overwhelming response of submissions and below are just a few of our employee’s beloved canines. Click on their photo to learn more about them!
Tammy, the border collie. Even though she will be 15 in October, she still acts like a puppy! -Cheryl C, Private Banking
Shelby, the two year old sheltie. She loves to play ball and also knows how to knock on the door when she wants to come in! -Linda M, Electronic Banking
Roxy, the chihuahua. She loves her Frankenstein toy and attacking her mommy when she gets home from work. -Rachel T, Retail Banking
Molly, the golden retriever/lab. She is almost three years old, and loves going to the drive-thru at our Hikes Point Branch where she anxiously, and excitedly waits for her treat. -Lisa B, Deposit Operations
Daisy Mae, four year old Lhasa Apso. -Barbara S, Wealth Management Group
Ollie, the one and a half year old miniature goldendoodle. He loves playing fetch, swimming, hanging out with his best friend Ella(a standard goldendoodle) and stealing the occasional sock. -Jon S, Mortgage Banking Group
Neela, the beagle/brittany spaniel and full of energy. Always a super happy pup and is spoiled rotten. -Paul S, Retail Banking
Molly, the chow, shepherd, shiba inu mix. She is a lovable, and stubborn puppy who is afraid of her own shadow! Molly loves to be around people of all ages. Her new occupation is cleanup crew after my daughter’s meal time. -Joshua C, Wealth Management Group
Marie, 13 years old and Jeremy. Marie is Jeremy’s special buddy. He has been delayed in his development because of seizures he experienced for about seven years of his life, but he enjoys spending time with Marie. She is normally an independent dog, not needing a lot of attention but when Jeremy comes over she is right by his side letting him pet her and play with her as if she senses that he needs her attention. -Jennifer B, CIS
Iggy Pup, the eight pound rescue of questionable pedigree. Life lessons Suzann has learned while living with Iggy: Size doesn’t matter; It’s attitude that counts, The mail man is evil, Never forget which pocket the treats were put in, Naps are better with your favorite stuffed animal, and ALWAYS be ready for a car ride. -Suzann S, Loan Operations
Daisy Mae, the two month old beagle. She is very playful, extremely lovable, and always has her nose to the ground! Daisy is new to our little family of three. Her best buddy is my son, Ethan (7 years old). -Nicole T, CIS
Charlie, the 10 month old mini labradoodle. -Tara D, Retail Banking
Bentley, the English Springer Spaniel. He enjoys walks and chasing squirrels. He also like to race the next door neighbor’s dogs up and down the fence line. These dogs LOVE the water! He will jump in any body of water given the opportunity. He also really likes to chase a red laser light. -Laura R, Retail Banking
Bella, the rescued chihuahua. She is six years old and loves her pizza. -Cindi S, Retail Banking
Baby, the rescdfhdfghdfhued boxer/pitt mix. She thinks she is a lap dog.-Susan S, Accounting
Beau (top right) loves to swim all summer long. Teddy (bottom right) is pictured in his Cardinal Stadium bed. Charlotte is our new baby that was delivered to us the same day the Royal Princess Charlotte was born. -Marcia S, Deposit Operations
From left to right: Sadie, Cooper, Domino, Zoey, and Inell. Lots of love and lots of personalities! -Crystal F, Credit Administration
Lacie (on left) and Darcie (on right), four year old Australian Sheppards. They are sisters form the same liter with completely different personalities. Lacie needs to be close to us all the time while Darcie is more interested in what is going on around her. -Jim M, Wealth Management Group