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New Zealand Train/Teach 3 Dogs How to Drive-Photo

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals (SPCA) has teamed up with Mini Cooper
in New Zealand to teach three dogs how to drive. The Auckland SPCA hopes to dispel idea
that abandoned pets are second-rate with the social
campaign. “Obviously, we think dogs are pretty smart
and amazing. And we reckon, if more people
thought the same, more of our dogs would find
happy homes,” the official Facebook page states.
The interactive marketing campaign lives on
the Driving Dogs Facebook page where visitors can learn about adopting a smart dog and about the
Mini Cooper. The chosen pooches — Porter, Monty and Ginny
— are learning to drive in rigs with paw-activated
accelerators and brakes. Trainers chose the canine
trio based on their size, look and attitude from
dozens of dogs at the shelter. After just a few
weeks of training with head driving coach Mark Vette and his team of experts, the playful pups
learned to sit facing forward with their paws on the
steering wheels. The rescue dogs will be put to the test in front
of Campbell Live’s national TV audience — under
the supervision of trainers, of course. To find out if
these talented pups learn how to drive, tune in
on Dec. 10. In case you were wondering all three of
the canine drivers are still up for adoption.

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