Sock-Hungry Great Dane Gets A Great Deal: Free Dog Treats For Life So He’ll Stop Eating Socks


To help satiate the hunger of the three-year-old Great Dane from Portland who recently consumed 43 and a half socks, Hanes®, America’s No. 1 leading sock brand is offering the dog a tasty truce – free dog treats for the rest of his life. While Hanes® believes its socks are tasty footwear, it hopes this offer will get the Great Dane snacking on something that’s much more pleasant for his tummy.

“If there’s one place where socks don’t belong, it’s inside a Great Dane’s stomach,” said Sidney Falken, chief brand officer, Hanes. “Hopefully, this remarkable pooch finds the taste of delicious doggy treats more agreeable than a comfy pair of cotton socks.”

Hanes has partnered with the GREENIES® brand, makers of the #1 vet recommended pet specialty dental chews, to provide a lifetime’s supply of treats for the Great Dane. All it needs to know now is where to send the package. Both brands hope the owners accept this offer and wish the Great Dane a speedy recovery after his surgery to remove the socks.

And since the dog owners are down a few (43 to be exact) missing socks, Hanes won’t leave them barefoot. They plan to replenish their sock stock with a few of their latest and greatest varieties so their feet can stay soft, comfortable and dog-slobber free.

This may be funny but from an health standpoint, consuming laundry items can cause an intestinal  blockage. Keep your laundry out of reach!


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Courtesy: The Kong Company
Courtesy: The Kong Company

Distraction toys such as a Kong can provide additional hours of fun if you stuff it with Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree and freeze the toy until the puree is solid. Be sure to give the stuffed Kong to your dog outside or somewhere where you won’t mind cleaning up the mess – if he doesn’t lick up everything for you! Peanut butter is another great option. Courtesy Kong