01/05/2012 01:01 pm ET Updated Mar 06, 2012

Couple Finds $4,500 Wedding Ring In Dog's Stomach (VIDEO)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A couple has found a suspect in the disappearance of their $4,500 wedding ring – their 10-month old basset hound.

Albuquerque resident Rachelle Atkinson says she and her husband Scott had searched everywhere for the ring before beginning to suspect the dog ate it.

The vet said basset hounds have a tendency to eat rocks.

Atkinson says she now hides the ring while Coraline is off munching away at anything she can find.

See footage from TV station KOB's full report on their visit to the Atkinson household.