Debbie Hulleman's pet dog Pepper likes to chew things. She's gnawed on lipstick canisters, shampoo bottles, ball point pens, toothpaste and now the list includes nearly 750 dollars in cash gobbled right down.

She says that last incident has been the worst. It required collecting shredded bits of money from the floor and also from the dog's vomit and droppings ... not a pleasant task.

Hulleman says it happened when she and her husband ewnt on a four-day vacation in June and had her mother in Oakdale, Minnesota, take care of the family's dogs, Zach and Pepper.

Pepper is an eight-year-old Labrador-German shorthair mix with the appetite that won't stop.

Hulleman says Pepper got into a purse of a friend of her mother's and chewed the cash from an envelop.

After finding out what happened, the family collected the pieces of money, cleaned them as best the could, put them together and swapped 647 dollars for fresh currency at a bank.

Hulleman says a one-hundred-dollar bill could not be recovered because they only have half the bill. You need three-fourths to cash it in for a new one.