Posted November 03, 2018 11:25:03 A Canadian dog owner is hoping to sell his golden retrieva for a profit.
The owner says he is looking to cash in on the booming greyhound industry in the country.
It is not clear exactly how much the dog will fetch, but owner Andrew Brown says he would prefer to get his dog in for the price of a puppy, as opposed to the $250,000 it would take to bring a dog from the United States.
“I have seen some of the prices that are out there that would be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
It’s a good money maker,” he said.
Brown says he had already spent more than $200,000 on the dog.
“It’s been a really expensive purchase.
I had a dog that was a few years old, and it was just a little bit rough, and I didn’t want to throw her out,” he explained.”
So I just got the dog, I just took it and put it in my shed, and she’s got her coat on, she’s in a good home, she loves her new home, and then I just sold her.”
He hopes to cash out on his new pet, but the real money will come from his insurance company, which is charging him for the care of the dog for two years.
The dog has been the target of a string of lawsuits by owners who say they were not given adequate care and were left with thousands of pounds of veterinary bills.
The owner of the Labrador retriever has not had any issues with the insurance company.
Brown hopes his success in selling the dog could give him an edge in negotiations with the insurer.
“We have an opportunity to get some insurance money that I would not have otherwise been able to get,” he told CBC News.
“I am very confident that this dog will do well, because we have a pretty good insurance company that’s very patient with us.”