Dog Uses ‘Special Skill’ to Fund Charity for Shelter Animals
A six-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog named Davos has a talent for retrieving lost golf balls and his owner is making sure he puts it to good use — raising money for fellow animals.
According to Al Cooper, Davos’ owner, the canine companion helps him retrieve missing golf balls whenever he plays at Cedar Creek Golf Course.
“I’m a lousy golfer, but he’s a good retriever,” said Cooper in an interview with Minneapolis NBC affliate Kare11.
Davos eventually expanded his service a couple of years ago and started retrieving other golfers’ lost balls as well. Cooper then decided to sell the golf balls found by Devos to golfers for 25 cents apiece, using the proceeds to pay for veterinary fees and purchase dog treats.
However, this year, he decided to use “Davos’ money” for a charitable cause after observing the dog’s reaction to a commercial produced by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Cooper said that Davos would “cry his little heart out when he’d see those commercials,.”
Cooper put up a sign next to the cart filled with retrieved golf balls to inform people that their 25-cent donation was going toward the “Davos The Bernese Mountain Golf Ball Retriever Treat Fund”.
After selling 400 retrieved golf balls, Cooper and Davos donated $100 to the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley, Minn., through Deanna Kramer, the organization’s senior philanthropy adviser.
A $100 bill was wrapped around Davos’ paw when Cooper gave his dog the command to “Show her the money, Puppy.” This special dog then lifted his paw toward Kramer as if he is handing it to her.
According to Kramer the event “was probably the cutest donation presentation I’ve ever had the pleasure of being a part of”.
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