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About Netop

Netop was born in January of 2003 to parents of unknown lineage. When he was a few weeks old, a human brought him, along with his five littermates, to New Hanover County, NC Animal Control. Unable to care for the small puppies, they contacted The New Hanover County Humane Society, where a foster mother was found for the litter.
Netop as a puppy
Netop meets Ruby

In March of that year, "Ruby", a shy two-year-old Carolina-mix rescue living in the area, was looking for a little brother. As luck would have it, Ruby's veterinarian knew of the litter. So, Ruby made an appointment to meet the three male puppies in the litter at the New Hanover County Humane Society. One of the puppies immediately took to Ruby, jumping up on her as if to say, "Pick me. Pick me". She did! On April 2, 2003 the little brown mutt officially joined Ruby's pack. He was given the name "Netop", the Narragansett Indian word for friend.
It quickly became apparent that the little brown dog with the expressive black eyes, inquisitive mind, and self-confident attitude wasn't your average puppy and would need to be kept busy. Thus, his schooling began. He was enrolled in classes at DogTrain in Wilmington, NC, Bon-Clyde Learning Center in Sanford, NC and The Azalea Dog Training Club in Wilmington, NC. Netop on skateboard
Netop's First Painting
Netop's human mom, an artist, decided to have him try his hand, rather paw, at painting. He did his first painting on March 5, 2006 and has been painting ever since. He uses brushes made especially for him that he holds in his mouth. He is experimenting with a variety of media.

Netop has had several newspaper articles written about him. He has appeared on WECT and WWAY TV in Wilmington, NC. He also appeared on the Morning Show of WFMY in Greensboro, NC.

Frank Stasio, the host of NPR's "State of Things" interviewed his human about his artistic successes.

Netop has modeled for Avanti Greeting Cards.

Netop has had exhibits benefitting the New Hanover and Pender County Humane Societies and the Greensboro SPCA.