Pug With Severe Separation Anxiety Finds Comfort In Mannequin Dressed Like Dad

June 11, 2021

When Puggaroo Shorty was suffering from severe separation anxiety, her owners Marc and Kristen had the brilliant idea to get a mannequin.

vintage pet rescue mannequin
Credit: Vintage Pet Rescue

They dressed it in her Marc's clothing -- complete with a fake tattoo sleeve -- and BOOM, her separation anxiety was cured!

vintage pet rescue mannequin
Credit: Vintage Pet Rescue

"Unfortunately, Marc has to travel a good amount for work and Shorty gets very anxious when he is away. Shorty will bark and cry and nothing will calm him down. He won’t even calm down if I am holding him," Kristen said.

vintage pet rescue mannequin
Credit: Vintage Pet Rescue

Together Kristen and Marc founded Vintage Pet Rescue in Rhode Island. At this non-profit, the couple provides hospice care and a loving home to senior and terminally-ill pets who have found themselves without a family.

vintage pet rescue mannequin
Credit: Vintage Pet Rescue

Now all the pups over at Vintage Pet Rescue have fallen in love with "Farc" (short for Fake Marc).

vintage pet rescue mannequin
Credit: Vintage Pet Rescue

But Marc says he is a little hurt that Shorty could be fooled by "a brainless dummy".

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