Luckily, the two dogs, Brutus and Athena, survived, but not without a price.
According to KOCO.com, the two American bulldogs greeted the wrong neighbor, wife of Bethany police chief Phil Cole, too enthusiastically.
It should be noted that the dogs were puppies that, according to the family, are always happy to see a familiar face. Upon seeing Coles wife, Athena and Brutus ran and jumped on her, most likely administering a near-fatal amount of glee and licking.
In what we guess might be a bit of an overreaction, Coles wife asked that the dogs be put to death. She did admit that the two pooches had never hurt her before but she believed them to be dangerous.
A judge ultimately disagreed, and the dogs were granted a stay of execution.
However, the terrible twosome can never set foot in their home again.
The judge banned them from Bethany for life.