Think landing your job was difficult? This beagle had to beat out a golden retriever and a basset hound to get his gig. Meet Lord Monti, the Executive Canine Officer (ECO) of the Jefferson Hotel in Washington D.C.

Once “a nameless little beagle from the streets of Virginia,” Lord Monti is now the official mascot of a historic boutique hotel.

Read more about Lord Monti’s secrets for success in American Way: and follow this pup’s adventures on Instagram @LordMonti.