‘In Dog We Trust’ Mistakenly Printed on Florida Sheriff’s Office Rugs

JAN. 21, 2015 UPDATE: Great news — the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office auctioned off the rug and will donate all the proceeds to Canine Estates Inc., a local non-profit adoption and sanctuary facility. The winning bid? A whopping $9,650!

in dog we trust sheriff's office rugOh, my dog! Not that I think there’s anything particularly wrong with it, but…

“In Dog We Trust” was erroneously printed on two new rugs in the lobby of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Largo, Fla.

What’s even more amusing is that it took several weeks for anyone to notice the mistake, according to WFTS.

After a sheriff’s deputy spotted it yesterday, the rugs were rolled up and put away, doggone it.

A sheriff’s office spokesperson blamed the error on the rugs’ manufacturer, American Floor Mats, which has promised to replace them.

The spokesperson didn’t say what would happen to the rugs. On its Facebook page, ABC Action News – WFTS/TV suggests putting them in the K-9 unit office. Not a bad idea, but I think it would be great if they were auctioned off to benefit a local animal shelter or rescue.

Photo via OnlineAuction.com

Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!