There's a golden retriever, an English springer spaniel, a Doberman and a handful of mixed breeds.
But several times a year, they all become blood hounds.
The dogs are part of a program that gives the gift of life to an injured or sick animal.
They are blood donors.
As often as every seven weeks, the area dogs arrive at the Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown, roll up their paws and provide between 8 and 16 ounces of blood.
Over a year's time, the dogs will produce enough samples to save the lives of more than 40 dogs.
They are volunteers in the Canine Blood Donor Program, organized by the Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank, based in Purcellville, Va.
The blood bank has been in existence since 1993 and ships to more than 600 animal hospitals in the United States and Canada.
The Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown is the only donation site in Washington County, said Rebecca Chupak, the clinic's senior customer service representative.
The clinic has participated in the program since 2003, she said. "We decided to become a donation site because we have seen firsthand emergencies where blood transfusions are necessary to save a dog's life. We also support the idea of voluntary blood donations."