USA - Dog Inherits $5 Million in Owner’s Will

K. Farmer

Late last year, 84-year-old Bill Dorris, an unmarried, successful businessman, died. His will named Lulu and left her money enough to pay for more kibble than any dog could possibly imagine. 

Exactly how much did Dorris leave?

The will reads: “$5,000,000 will be transferred to a trust to be formed upon my death for the care of my border collie Lulu.”

The trust will be handled by a conservator who will approve and reimburse Martha Burton, Lulu’s caretaker, for expenses to care for Lulu. It’s not clear what will happen to any money left in the trust when Lulu, who is 8 years old, someday passes away., 11 February 2021


This is a sign of the times, when animals are afforded luxuries above and beyond the average person. A quick search online reveals:

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) released their annual report on pet spending, and it shows that Americans spent a record-breaking $72.56 billion in 2018. That’s an increase of more than $3 billion over 2017, when they spent a then-record-breaking $69.51 billion. 

While we love our pets and treat them humanely, think of the financial resources that could be better spent on missions and spreading the Gospel, not to mention helping humans in need. But priorities are shifting from what is important biblically to what indulges man’s proclivities. As it says in Romans 1:25, “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever.” (By K. Farmer)

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