'In Dog We Trust' Rug Put on Auction in Florida

PetMD Editorial
Published: January 16, 2015
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Miami - The rug at a Florida sheriff's department might have been better suited for an animal shelter.

The plush green carpet proudly displayed the crest of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department, emblazoned with its name and a picture of the state of Florida.

Unfortunately, it also contained a small but disastrous spelling error: The words "In Dog We Trust," rather than "In God We Trust," the official motto found on US currency and on many government seals.

It took workers at the office a few months to notice the typo, which appears in fine print on the rug. Now they're looking to sell the defective floor covering for a good cause.

"The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office will not 'sweep anything under the rug'," it said in a statement.

"Due to extensive inquiries regarding the plans for the 'doggone' rug, the Sheriff's Office has placed the item up for bid and will donate 100% of the bid to Canine Estates Incorporated, a local animal rescue," said the sheriff's department,

The office has ordered a new rug which they hope will be error-free.