Game of Thrones star fights for dogs in 'alarming' direwolves trend – 'Simply too many'

Game of Thrones star fights for dogs in 'alarming' direwolves trend – 'Simply too many'

Earlier this week, British animal welfare charities reported how they had seen a surge of “wolf look-a-like” breeds such as huskies, akitas and malamuts coming into their rescue centres because of the Game of Thrones phenomenon.

Game of Thrones fans WARNING as Stark direwolf pets spark spike in dumped dogs

Game of Thrones fans WARNING as Stark direwolf pets spark spike in dumped dogs

Games of Thrones' Jon Snow with a direwolf cub (Image: HBO)The stark reality of the highly-acclaimed fantasy series is a phalanx of unwanted dogs bought by fans enchanted by the idea of having their own direwolves.

Giant wolfdog with terminal cancer is given forever home

Giant wolfdog with terminal cancer is given forever home

We show off their adorable moments in the hope of helping people identify with them at least and maybe change their fear response into a healthy respect through education.’ (Picture: Brittany Allen) (Picture: Shy Wolf Sanctuary/Brittany Allen) Brittany also explained that wolfdogs can be hard to handle – given you never know which side (wolf or dog) will be most dominant.

7 Must-Have Supplies for Potty Training Dogs and Cats

7 Must-Have Supplies for Potty Training Dogs and Cats

One really nice thing about cats is that they typically need minimal training to use a litter box, says Mikel Delgado, an IAABC-certified cat behavior consultant and co-founder of Feline Minds in Berkley, California.

Man takes stunning photos of himself petting his dog wherever he goes

Man takes stunning photos of himself petting his dog wherever he goes

28-year-old Honza Řeháček, and his dog Sitka have been travelling around the Czech Republic and Poland taking some super cute photos.