Man Offers $100k To Buy People’s Dogs – Response Is Mostly Perfect

The companionship and unconditional love that dogs provide to their owners is a wonderful thing and it turns out that money won’t sway most people from giving up their beloved pets…even large sums of money.

On May 17, a video showing the intriguing social experiment was uploaded to the BigDawsTv YouTube channel – in the short time that the video has been published, it has garnered well over 4 million views.

The vast majority of people who were approached by the suit-clad man with a briefcase full of cash give perfectly wonderful responses when he asks them if they would be willing to sell their dog. Responses include, “I would never sell my dog – he’s my best friend,” and “no I won’t, because I love him,” and a few flat-out “no way” responses, even when the offer to buy went up to a million dollars.

One man, who has garnered a great deal of criticism in the video’s comment section, seemed to be on board with the idea of selling his dog, “Bernie,” but his response was definitely not in line with the majority of people who were approached.

All in all, the experiment seems to support the notion that money can’t buy love – especially when it comes to the love of a dog. Take a peek at the video below.

(YouTube screenshots)

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Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.

1 comment

  1. JERRY EDELMAN says:

    The premise of this story did justify my opinion of how important a pet is in people’s lives. But I do have to say, viewing this video did make me uncomfortable and I am not exactly sure why…

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