Before Porter could handle the pressure of being on the driver's seat, he had to go through a rigorous months-long training
The first lesson Ginny had to learn was how to comfortably sit on her haunches using a wooden cart
They had to learn how to push and pull a gear-stick and press on the pedals using the modified cart
Mr. Vette had to make sure the dogs learned how to correctly respond to the driving commands just in time for the broadcast
Monty is wishing they also learned how to pull down the visor to block the glaring sun
Spectators gathered around the race track to witness the historic event unfold while Monty is trying to remember his training
He definitely looks ready to prove just how smart rescue dogs can be when given the chance
Ginny was just making sure that there were no squirrels crossing the road to distract them
This was the modified placement of the gear stick and pedals to make it easier for the dogs to reach
One of their trainers was outside the whole time the dogs were driving, giving out the commands when to turn or break to successfully navigate the race track
The campaign was a success and if these dogs are intelligent enough to drive, they are more than worthy of being a part of loving families
You can watch Porter, Monty, and Ginny during their training to become doggy drivers
Watching them drive safely and so carefully can bring a lot of pride to any dog lover
Animal sanctuaries and shelters are doing a good job advocating for the animals under their care. It is a bit disheartening that dogs have to work this hard to prove that they deserve loving homes.
Dogs like Ginny, Monty, and Porter are proof that given enough time, love, and attention, dogs are more than capable of doing extraordinary things. If you're looking for a furry companion, be sure to check on your local animal shelter to find a pet to shower with love!