3 Dogs With Degrees
By Bess Lovejoy, the mag
Think college has gone to the dogs? Well, in these cases, you’re right.
1. WALLY THE CARETAKER
An Albany TV station reporter’s dog, Wally, received an associate’s from the online Almeda University in 2004. To be fair, the 7-year-old dog was listed on his application in human years: 49. His degree was in childhood development—Wally apparently played well with the reporter’s children—and was proudly posted above his food dish.
2. ROCKO THE COP
In 2007, an Ohio attorney seeking to have his client’s drug charges dropped proved that the police department’s dog, John I. Rocko, had received the same degree as the police chief. Both had a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Concordia College and University (a fake online program in the Virgin Islands). The dog got better grades.
3. SONNY THE PROCTOLOGIST
Also in 2007, Australian TV show The Chaser’s War on Everything snagged a medical degree for one host’s dog, Sonny. The pet, who received his degree from the Pakistani diploma mill Ashwood University, was said to have “extensive experience with deworming pills” and “significant proctology experience sniffing other dogs' bums.”