: What Pets Do If Santa Hasn't Listened

What Pets Do If Santa Hasn't Listened

What happens if your dog doesn't get what he wants for Christmas? Well some dogs turn to crime!

A true story out of Murray, Utah shows a 4 legged thief on surveillance video, heading into Smith's Food and Drug Store, heading straight for aisle 16 (pet supplies), picking up a rawhide bone and exiting the store!

Don't believe it, neither did I til I watched the video.  You've got to see it this!

Click here to see a dog gone bad! 






Comment balloon 23 commentsLaura Giannotta • December 29 2008 04:03AM



What are you doing up so late at night looking at doggie videos?

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 10 years ago

That is crazy!  I can't believe that happened.  If I would not have seen it, I would have never believed it.

Posted by Carol Swain, Realtor, -www.swainsells.com- Bucks County, Pa (Keller Williams Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Sounds like a well trained dog to me...that video should spark  a rash of PET THIEVES!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 10 years ago

Laura, this was too funny. I wouldn't have believed it either until I saw it. Thanks for the chuckle.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 10 years ago

There is no such thing as a bad dog, just bad owners. Poor fella just needed a little treat. I give him four paws up!!


Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Laura

Dogs are feeling the strain of the economy, and now taking thing in their own hands. Look for an increased level of crime among pets.

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 10 years ago

Laura:  It would almost seem like a trick that someone trained this dog to do.  Unreal.  I sure hope that isn't the case....it's very cute to think this dog did this on his own...no coaching.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 10 years ago

I guess we all have to counsel our pets on the right and wrong of theft.  

Posted by Jack Gilleland (Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton) over 10 years ago

Laura, that is a lovely dog. I kind of feel that the store might use this to do free marketing. I hope the dog was not true. :-)

Posted by real estate real estate over 10 years ago

Hi Laura:

That video was GREAT!  I can't believe the manager of the store told him to drop it...geez, I'll send the $2.79 for the darn bone...

Thanks for sharing...it goes to show us how smart they are!

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Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) over 10 years ago

It's a shame that some dogs turn to this.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 10 years ago

I saw this on the news.

It seemed that the dog knew exactly what he was looking for when he walked in to that store.


Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 10 years ago

That was so funny....smart pooch. Knew exactly what he wanted, where to get it, and how to get out of there. Thanks for sharing. Had to share with a few others who will get a kick out of this.

Posted by Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA (Alain Pinel) over 10 years ago

I think that dog belonged to the four-year-old child who snuck out of his house to go to the store to play video games, and of all nights for the owner to forget to lock the door!

Best wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity in 2009.

Posted by Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray) over 10 years ago


This is hysterical!! I would not have believed it if I hadn't seen it! happy New Year!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 10 years ago


Thanks for sharing this! Definitely made me laugh!! It's amazing how smart some dogs are.

Happy New Year!

--Anne Rains



Posted by The Rains Team, A higher standard in real estate (Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners) over 10 years ago


Thank you for sharing the video.  I got a few chuckles out of it.   I wonder if the dog came back after that day and whether they posted his picture in the store to be on alert for his return.  Happy New Year!

Posted by Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR over 10 years ago

Laura,  That was so funny it made my day!  Probably the ONLY shoplifter to actually get away with it....I suspect he/she will be back...

Posted by JoLynn Pipkin, DCC (Simple Details Redesign, LLC) over 10 years ago

Awesome video!

Posted by Scott Smith, Gloucester & Rockport, Massachusetts (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 10 years ago

Thanks all for stopping by...you've just got to love dogs!

Laura G

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 10 years ago

Hi Laura! That is GREAT! Not that I condone stealing, but thats funny. I love how hes just waking around.....looking, shopping if you will. :)

Posted by delete account over 10 years ago

I had seen this earlier.  I think that it is too funny!

Posted by Gayle Balaban, E. TN Waterfront Real Estate (The Best Spot Realty/Waterfront Real Estate/Ooltewah Real E) over 10 years ago

Hilarious video!!!   Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Amber Marshall, Amber the Agent (F1rst Realty Company) over 10 years ago