Dog That Hoards Loose Change Donates His Savings To A Shelter

Dachshunds were bred to be viciously little hunting dogs, capable of tunneling their long bodies down different animals’ burrows. Small, but definitely mighty, these canines have a long history of being used as gaming dogs. But there is one adorable little Dachshund who is using his hunting skills for something other than tracking and capturing game. 

Jake has proven himself quite good at sniffing out loose change. This precious pup seems to have made his small stature a major advantage in the hunt for loose change. Given that he’s already so close to the ground, he has the convenience of being able to easily locate any lost coins or stray bills. Jake is able to find these items almost anywhere he goes such as on the sidewalk, on the streets, in the grass, and even under park benches. As ClickonDetroit reported, the senior pooch has come to accumulate quite a hoard throughout the years. One day Jake’s human, Richard Truett, decided to count out his pup’s savings. The Michigan-based Truett was quite surprised and impressed to realize that Jake had collected a little over $250. 


But instead of frivolously spending it away, Jake has decided to do something wholesome with his treasure trove. The adorable Dachshund chose instead to donate the money, which totaled to $250.08, to charity. And the charity of his choice happened to be the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit.

And on Facebook, his owner explained, “In the last 11 years, Jake has sniffed out more than $200 in coins and bills on sidewalks, in streets, under benches, in the grass and elsewhere. Every battered, weather-beaten coin and every tattered, wrinkled bill has been saved in Jake’s Bank, a wooden box.”

And while the money went to FAMD, it was coming at a very critical time since the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that the charity organization is seeing a decline in the donations they rely on. As Truett shared, the lack of funding means that the construction of a “new animal intake area at FAMD’s animal adoption and education center” could face delays. A delay in construction could affect the 2,500 animals who enter through the shelter every year. Wanting to do more than just give the charity his money and leave it at that, Jake and his owner decided to do more. The two began a fundraising campaign for FAMD, hoping to triple Jake’s $250.08 to $25,008. And that is how The Jake Project was founded, and so far, the fundraiser has earned several thousand dollars. If you want to help this adorable pup get to his goal, you can donate to his Facebook fundraising page.


Comment on the Story Below

Related Posts

April 21, 2020

Golden Retriever Puppy Meets An 8-Month-Old Toddler For The First Time And Falls In Love

Dogs and children get along like peanut butter and jelly. They're both silly, happy, and

June 7, 2020

Dude Hilariously Documents Quarantine Life With His Puppy

Quarantine has been a very weird time for all of us. We’ve all had some

June 18, 2015

Working Dogs Remind Me Why I Do What I Do

By Cesar Millan There's a myth that New Zealand's sheep population outnumbers people by twenty

Comments – Rules , Boundaries & Limitations

At Cesar’s Way , we strive to be a single pack, and packs have rules, and limitations. Here are ours for the comments:

  •  No bullying or harassment of fellow commenters. Keep it civil!
  • No foul language or obscenities, please.
  • No posting of external links

Also, please note that because of volume , we are unable to respond to individual comments, although we do watch them in order to learn what issues and questions are most common so that we can produce content that fulfills your needs. You are welcome to share your own dog tips and behavior solutions among yourselves, however Thank you for reading our articles and sharing your thoughts with the pack!

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get Tips From Cesar & The Pack

Don’t get left out of the doghouse! Sign up now to make sure you’re up to date on the latest happenings!

Trending Today

Trending This Week