The word is out.
A new breed of dog owner has opened a home for sale in Belfort, Kentucky, and the bidding is high.
The property on St. Clair Avenue is for sale by a man who’s been gone for years.
He was once a dog walker and now lives with his wife and their son, but his dogs have never been used.
He recently moved in with his new family and they’ve had the house for the last few years.
We’ll call him Brian.
He says he’s had dogs for 40 years.
“I have a great dog and a great house, but my dogs haven’t ever been used in the house, which is a good thing because they’ve been abused,” Brian said.
Brian says he was looking for a dog that he could use and he wanted something to make him feel safe.
Brian says his first dogs were in his yard and he didn’t think much of them until he started seeing the people in the neighborhood.
He says he knew they had problems and was upset when he learned that one of the dogs had died.
“It was like they knew something wasn’t right,” Brian says.
Brian and his wife had the dog for a few years before it was moved out to a new home in the mid-2000s.
He said the dog wasn’t abused.
He’s still on good terms with the dog.
“I don’t know what he was doing when he was a dog and I didn’t care what he did,” Brian told WLKY-TV.
“But I don’t like to see it inhumanely abused.”
Brian and wife moved the dog to another home in 2014, but it didn’t make it back to their new home until the last two years.
Brian has now spent a lot of time at the house since moving.
“My wife, who is very involved with this, is very sad and I’m very sad, too,” Brian explained.
“So, I think that they should have had some kind of intervention or some kind or help.”
Brian said he would like to have a new dog, but that he’s been told there’s no room for a new puppy.
He hopes the house will have space for a puppy.
“Maybe I can have a puppy, and we can all get along,” Brian added.
The couple says the home is in good condition.
The property is a bit dated, but there are no signs of wear and tear.
“The only thing I can tell you is that it’s beautiful,” Brian noted.
Brian hopes to move back in with the family, and said he’d be willing to put in $25 per month to take care of the dog and get him back into the house.
Brian said there’s a lot going on with the house in Belferton.
He and his husband are both divorced, and he said they haven’t been able to work out a home together because of the divorce.
“It’s been a struggle,” Brian remarked.
Brian told WKYT-TV that he hopes to see his dog, Buddy, back at the home.
“We would like it to be a safe place for Buddy to come and play,” Brian concluded.
The sale is for $25k.