If you are traveling soon, take Owney the Dog with you! Stop by the National Museum of Transportation’s Orthwein Center Welcome Desk for an Owney to take on your trip, or print Owney from this link. Snap photos with Owney and share them at our Facebook page, on Google, TripAdvisor, etc., or email your photo to us at [email protected], so we know where all Owney has been.
As a little bit of history, Owney, was a Border terrier- like dog adopted as the first unofficial postal mascot by the Albany, New York, post office about 1888. The Albany mail professionals recommended the dog to their Railway Mail Service colleagues, and he became a nationwide mascot for nine years. He traveled throughout the 48 contiguous United States and voyaged around the world traveling over 140,000 miles in his lifetime as a mascot of the Railway Post Office and the United States Postal Service. He is best known for being the subject of commemorative activities, including a 2011 U.S. postage stamp.