Argo S Dog
(1999-2013) served as Chief Operating officer, in charge of
security, bill collection,
and document shredding. Mr. Dog came from humble origins.
a newborn (at approximately the same time as the founding of
BesenArts), he was rescued by Animal Control and subsequently
about six months at the Bide-A-Wee animal shelter on the East Side
Manhattan. There he met Robert Besen and Dena Levine in May 2000,
striking up such a fast friendship that they invited him to move
Robert soon realized that Argo showed extraordinary skills in
relations, as well as a discerning ear (in fact, two of them), and
asked him to join BesenArts. Mr. Dog took his name from the loyal
friend of Odysseus, Argos, the sole member of the warrior’s family
recognize him upon his return to Ithaca after 20 years on tour. We
miss you, Argo!