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

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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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