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Watch driving dogs hit the track in their toughest test yet

Posted Dec 13th 2012 8:00PM

Mini Countryman being driven by Auckland dog

This may look like some sort of weird car commercial, but as we first reported last week... these rescue dogs are REALLY learning how to drive a car! Monty, Porter and Ginny are all dogs rescued by the New Zealand SPCA, and each was taught the ability to drive a Mini Countryman around a track.

The concept behind these publicity stunt videos is to draw awareness and change the public's perception on the intelligence of rescue dogs up for adoption. Porter was found wandering the streets, Ginny was abused by her owners and seized by the SPCA and Monty was surrendered by his owners to the rescue.

Ironically, Porter and Ginny initially got carsick during the exercises, but have since gotten over this. In the first video, you can also see that Porter does a better parking job than most humans!

Click here to watch these videos showing the dogs in action during their final test and see what it took to get the Mini ready for canine driving duty.

New Zealand Dogs Pass Driving Test


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