Meet Jax: the Official Stamp Licker at This Scottish Post Office

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The Scottish town of Portree is a quaint seaside village on the Island of Skye.

The streets are lined with charming shops, restaurants, and inns, but the town’s biggest attraction can be found at the post office.

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For the last two years, Postmaster Ray Chandler has been in charge of the office.

Soon after assuming his position, Chandler decided that an addition to the staff was in order. So he hired his family’s dog, Jax.

Jax wasted no time making himself right at home at the office. Each day, he goes to work with Chandler, takes his place behind the counter, and gets down to business. You might think he’s simply the official greeter, but that’s not the case.

Jax is actually the Official Stamp Licker. He’s even got a sign to prove it.

Jax is the official stamp licker at the post office

Since being hired, Jax has become a favorite among locals and tourists. Some don’t even come to the office with a letter to mail, they just stop in to say “hello” or bring Jax a treat.

However, all can rest assured that if there’s a stamp that needs to be licked, Jax is at the ready.

Chandler notes that Jax is so enthusiastic about his job, he sometimes accidentally swallows the stamps he licks. It’s just part of the “customer’s risk,” jokes Chandler.


For those who might be concerned about Jax spending so much time indoors, don’t fret. In addition to the important job he does at the post office, Jax has a full life outside of work.

Before work each day, he takes a long stroll through town, and often goes for a morning dip in the ocean. During the day, he takes plenty of breaks for exercise.

“He’s part of our family,” says Chandler.

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Meet Jax: the Official Stamp Licker at This Scottish Post Office