#1065 Dogs show sympathy for humans, take them out for walks

By Cathryn Wellner / July 21, 2014

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Poor Australians. They’re as overworked as North Americans. Many of them spend long hours in cubicles, staring at screens, working and commuting so many hours they rarely get enough exercise or healthy food.

So the Lost Dogs’ Home took pity on them and held a Human Walking Program in Melbourne. On April 4, 2014 they brought dogs downtown. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. office workers could escape their drab offices and let a dog take them for a walk.

It was a clever way of flipping the usual shelter ad on its head. By making humans the poor, lonely souls, they put a happy spin on the idea of adopting ownerless dogs.

I don’t know how many dogs found their forever homes that day, but the idea is a good one. Volunteers work hard looking after shelter dogs, raising funds to cover operations costs, and educating the public. They need all the clever ideas they can come up with.

You can follow The Lost Dogs’ Home on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus.

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