Scout the Golden Retriever, who belongs to WeatherTech’s CEO David MacNeil, is no rookie to being in the spotlight. Last year, he starred in WeatherTech’s commercial, showing off their new line of non-toxic pet bowls.
He seemed happy and healthy, but sadly this past July, Scout suddenly collapsed one day. He was rushed to the vet, where they discovered a tumor at the base of his heart that was constricting his blood flow.
The commercial, ‘narrated’ by Scout, tells the dog’s journey from stardom to patient, and shows him on the UW machine where he received radiation therapy. It also shows him running happily on a beach in Florida, looking healthier than ever before.
The commercial will air during the Super Bowl, a 30-second spot that cost MacNeil $5.5 million, but the vets saving Scout’s life was priceless.