Two dogs trained to collect plastic bottles for recycling in Chongqing have helped their owner earn around 1,000 RMB in a year, China News reports.
Dog owner Jiang Guangliang says he takes his pets Huanhuan and Jingang for a stroll every morning at the Binjiang Park and asks them to collect bottles for him. The dogs enjoy jumping in the river and fetching bottles for Jiang as he heads off to work at his own stainless steel shop.
Jingang, eight months old, is the offspring of Huanhuan, whom Jiang purchased around three years ago for 800 RMB.
Jiang continues to accumulate plastic bottles collected by his pets to that he can sell them for recycling. He recently cashed in around 1,000 RMB thanks to the hard work of his pups.
“They are clever enough to distinguish plastic bottles from glass bottles,” said Gan Dengxiu, Jiang’s wife.
“I used to oppose to having pets because I thought they would bite people, but these two dogs never bite people. They even take baskets for you when you go grocery shopping…I like them more and more,” she added.
Gan revealed that someone offered to buy Jingang for 6,000 RMB, but they firmly refused.
[Images via China News]
By Christy Lau