FRISCO — We've all heard about the $5 footlong, the popular Subway sandwich deal.
Kelsey Johnston's mom didn't' think much about it when her daughter sent her the following text on Monday.
"I said, 'Can I get a $5 footlong?' She was like, 'I don't care. Why are you asking?' I was like, 'Just making sure it's fine, thanks,'" Johnston said.
Little did mom know that Johnston was talking about a deal this week at Dallas Animal Services.
"It was $5 [to adopt] a dog that was 12 inches or longer," Johnston said.
Johnston couldn't resist. She went to the animal shelter and fell in love with Bentley, a 2-year-old golden retriever-husky mix.
Mom was shocked when Johnston came home with Bentley.
"She thought I was coming home with a sandwich not a dog," Johnston said. "There was a lot of anger. She was like, 'Are you kidding me? You've got a dog?'"
But Bentley can clearly melt any heart.
"She thought he was so cute," Johnson said. "She refuses to walk him, but she loves him."
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"I love him," said Johnston. "He's super cute and super friendly."
You might say Bentley satisfied a different kind of hunger. Johnston just moved to Frisco, Texas from Maryland a few weeks ago. Her mom is moving in with her next month.
"He's like a new friend to me," she said. "A new best friend."
A new friend in a new city. Now that's a $5 deal that can't be beat.
"Even if you have to tell your mom you're getting a sandwich," Johnston said.
Dallas Animal Services is running the $5 deal for an animal measuring one foot or larger until September 8. Adoptions are normally $45 and include spay/neuter, microchip, and current vaccinations.
Fees are waived for animals that have been up for adoption longer than 14 days.