Okay boys and girls, quick PSA before we get to the post: If you’re looking to add a furry friend to your family consider adoption. Sure, I know you’re probably after a specific breed or have the notion that puppies from breeders are “better” than adopted puppies, but that couldn’t be any further from the truth! Every dog at a rescue center comes with a story and personality. Who knows! You may end up with a dog with a pretty cool talent like the ability to drive. Yes, drive, as in control and operate a motor vehicle. Can we say permanent DD? lol. But seriously, to showcase how smart and cool their dogs are a Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty (SPCA) branch in New Zealand taught three of their dogs how to drive! How cool as that?
When I originally sat down to watch this video I wasn’t expecting to see Porter, a 10-month old male Beardie Cross, actually driving! I thought it’d be one of those spoof video where the dog is sitting in the driver’s seat with his paws on the wheel with some catchy music playing in the background to incite a few laughs and encourage people to adopt; you know, a happier version of those tear-jerking ASPCA commercials with the abused dogs. In all of its obscurity however I was very wrong! Porter and his two battle buddies Monty and Ginny with direction from their trainers are actually pretty handy behind the wheel. As you will see in the video below, Porter is able to put his Mini Cooper in drive, drive forward, execute basic turns and at the end of the mission park his Mini on the side of the track. I freakin’ love it! Pardon my vulgarity but this pup is gonna get all the bitches, LOL! Check out the video below to see Porter take his cute little Cooper around the track. If what you see tickles your fancy, check out the Driving Dogs Facebook page at the link below. If you’re interested in adopting a dog (or cat) of your own, check with the Humane Society or SPCA to find a shelter near you. Enjoy!