Would You Give Your Dog Away After This?


A border collie-spaniel cross named Lucie is being rehomed after chewing on the panel of her owner’s $380,000 car:

“I came home and saw her covered in white stuff and I thought she had got a bird and it was feathers – but it was the fibreglass from the car.

Luce has never before chewed any of his possessions, but he’d been thinking about rehoming her because she didn’t get on with his other dog. “She must have overheard me talking about re-homing her because she’s normally friendly and never really chewed on anything before,” he said.”

Some will see this story as tale of a dog misbehaving one time too many. I see this as a tragic reminder of what can happens when dogs are left alone for long periods without stimulation and social contact.  After all, money can buy you expensive car but it can’t buy you (or your dog) time together.

It will make us all feel better to know that rich or poor, all of us need to give our dogs attention they deserve. On an unrelated note, I wonder if car insurance covers dog damage?


About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom is a Registered Veterinarian, a writer and an educator

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