A certain woman called the local Baptist church and asked for the Pastor. When he came on the line, she asked him if he would be willing to preach a funeral for her dog “Spot”, which had just died.
Not wanting to come across as uncaring, yet clearly too busy to be bothered with what he saw as such a frivolous undertaking, he decided to have a little fun at a fellow Minister’s expense. So he responded by inquiring as to when she would like for the funeral to be held.
Once she had given him two or three options, he replied by saying: "In checking my schedule, ma’am, I see that I am already committed elsewhere on each of those particular dates and times. I’m sorry, therefore, that I will be unable to conduct the service for your deceased dog Spot."
Snickering to himself under his breath, he continued: "But why don't you try the Methodist Pastor across the street? I’m quite sure he will be willing to assist you."
"That’s okay," she said, "I understand. And I do thank you for your assistance. Before we hang up, can you please give me one bit of advice? Could you please tell me how much I should expect to pay the Methodist Pastor for holding the service? Would five hundred dollars be an appropriate figure?"
To which the Pastor immediately replied: "Oh! I’m so sorry, ma’am, I did not realize that Ol’ Spot was Baptist!"
SOURCE: This oldie but goodie is available widely in various versions on the internet. It has been told on various Pastors from various Denominations down through the years. See, for instance: https://www.jokelabs.com/2008/02/1353-funeral-service-for-a-dog.html.