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There's a story out of Melbourne, Australia about two dogs who were left $700,000 by their owner. The pair will spend their remaining days at...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Oct 28th 2008


There’s a story out of Melbourne, Australia about two dogs who were left $700,000 by their owner.

The pair will spend their remaining days at a five-star animal resort near Melbourne.

At a cost of $5000 a month, Wags, a nine-year-old cairn terrier cross, and Deefa, a 10-year-old corgi cross, enjoy weekly pedicures, regular massages, as well as the services of a personal trainer.

They sleep in four-poster beds in a bedroom fitted with a TV and air conditioner.

Their plush residence also allows them to laze away the day by a lagoon.

They are also able to spend time at a “country club” within the resort which features grass and sand running tracks and an indoor swimming pool.

And when these spoilt pets die, remaining cash will go to animal charities the RSPCA and Lost Dogs Home.

Notice the last sentence uses the word spoilt, meaning “having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention.” I think it’s great that the owner made preparations for the dogs after s/he were gone. However, I also think about what good could be done with the extra money if the dogs lived at even a $1,000 a month resort.

There are so many dogs in shelters that could benefit from this money, but in the end the decision was up to the owner. What would you do? Would you put your dogs up at a $5,000 a month resort or split the money to help other dogs too? Give me a bark.