The black Labrador was owned by Don and Frances Hewitt and went to work every day with Frances when she was an associate director of the Pleasanton Downtown Association. He also served as the grand marshal of the PDA's pooch parade during the First Wednesday street parties each August.
Bosco frequently volunteered his services as a compassionate pet with the Valley Humane Society and on nursing home visits in Pleasanton and Livermore.
"Bosco was an icon in the downtown area and Don and I were often referred to as 'Bosco's parents' by people who didn't know our names," said Frances Hewitt, who now has her own business.
Bosco was born in Sisters, Ore. Dec. 29, 1995 and soon found that hunting was his passion. After moving to Pleasanton, he also found his other passion was bringing joy to those shopping downtown and doing business at the PDA's office, where some thought he was in charge.
A memorial service is being planned for 6 p.m. June 9 at Main Street Brewery, one of Bosco's favorite stops and also where owner Matt Billings created a special Bosco's Brew, which will be poured in the late Bosco's honor. Besides Don and Frances Hewitt, he is survived by the Hewitts' labrador Cabo, Bosco's great nephew.