With the rise in popularity of Game of Thrones, fans have also taken a liking to the direwolves on the hit show. In fact, so much so that fans are buying huskies, because they resemble the wolves, then they are abandoning them at shelters when the novelty wears off. And GoT star Peter Dinklage is having none of it.
Dinklage, along with PETA, has released a statement addressing the problem. ”Not only does this hurt all the deserving homeless dogs waiting for a chance at a good home in shelters, but shelters are also reporting that many of these huskies are being abandoned — as often happens when dogs are bought on impulse, without understanding their needs.” He continued, ”Please, please, if you’re going to bring a dog into your family, make sure that you’re prepared for such a tremendous responsibility and remember to always, always, adopt from a shelter,” he said.
Huskies require a lifelong commitment to the proper care, including grooming and lots of exercise. If you are interested in adopting one of these beautiful dogs, please do your research and adopt, don’t shop.