This week in the Scoop we visit the ‘barking station’ to see our four-legged-friends casting their vote, and meet the New Yorkers taking their dogs, whatever their size, along for the ride. Plus we meet Mishka and Koda, the therapy dogs helping to transform lives.
— All Dogs Matter (@AllDogsMatter) June 8, 2017
With voting underway across the country, there’s definitely one thing getting our tails wagging today – the return of #DogsatPollingStations
Pictures of cute pups striking a doggy pose and supporting democracy have been a key fixture of the British electoral process for a few years now. But now there’s a new twist thanks to All Dogs Matter. Cut outs of dogs the charity has available for adoption have been placed outside high-traffic polling stations in London in a bid to raise awareness for dogs across the capital in need of a new home. The campaign features the likes of Tilda, a Labrador puppy, Rupert, the cheeky Staffie and Ned, a German Shepherd cross. They all get our vote!
If you’re taking your dog with you to vote, why not tweet @DogBuddyCo with a picture?
The New York Subway has implemented a new rule which bans dogs on the subway…unless they fit in a bag! Pet owners in the Big Apple have decided this new rule isn’t going to stop them bringing their furry friends along for the ride, whatever their size, on the daily commute. These dogs come in doggy bags of all shapes and sizes – snug and extra adorable!
For more cute commuters check-out @nycsubwaydogs on instagram.
Therapy dogs help transform lives
Meet Mishka and Koda, two Alaskan Malamutes who are volunteers with a difference. They are helping to transform the lives of people with mental health problems at Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, a leading mental health charity.
These four-legged friends offer a furry back to stroke and a listening ear to anyone who needs it, with Sled Dogs As Therapy UK suggesting that the non-judgmental nature of the animals creates a less stressful environment, which can help people open up about their feelings.
We think these dogs have earned a well-deserved pat on the back (and an extra doggy treat). Proof that dogs really are a man’s best friend!