Retail therapy can be a great way to help people in difficult situations. In Florida, a lost dog is coping this way by refusing to leave a Dollar General in Bradenton.
According to the Bradenton Police Department, employees from the store called police to report a “giant dog that wouldn’t leave.” The 135-pound dog named Bentley entered the store on his own and “spent a couple of hours browsing” the shelves before it was closing time. The staff didn’t want to send the dog out onto the street, which is why they called the authorities.
Thankfully, Bentley had a pet microchip, which contains a unique ID number that can be read by a microchip scanner. The ID number also includes the pet owner’s name and contact information. The dog had apparently broken a gate at home and his owner was able to reach the store as officers were leaving.
Local police captured the entire moment using body-cam footage and posted it on their Facebook page. The video includes the full exchange with Bentley and the Dollar General employees.