Lots of dogs steal things, usually toys or their owner’s clothes in their own homes or items from the neighbor’s yard, but one Mississippi owner got a real surprise recently when his dog brought home someone’s stash. The Midland Daily News reported on March 31, 2016 that a gallivanting dog in Jones County returned home from a recent jaunt with a pound of marijuana. The narcotics division is still working the case to determine where the bag of dope originated from. No word yet whether K-9 resources have been brought in to interrogate the pilfering pup.
Thieving dogs go after what they want. In 2013, a South Carolina husky was caught on surveillance camera repeatedly stealing bones from the local Dollar General then burying them out back behind the store, and another ripped off a dog toy from the same chain in Kentucky.
Experts say that you can work with your dog to possibly determine the reason for stealing food and other things at home, but to date there hasn’t been a need to develop a 12-step program for pot-stealing dogs. Rather than charging the dog with theft or possession, perhaps this canine’s sticky-pawed vice could be worked off in community service as a K-9 informant.