Elderly dog missed its owner, cuddled with a shop dummy instead

Photo credit: Vintage Pet Rescue via Storyful

The family of an elderly dog missing his owner while he was away came up with an innovative method to help soothe him.

Kristen Peralta shared a photo of Shorty the pug, who was missing her husband, Marc.

“Shorty gets very anxious whenever Marc is away,” wrote Peralta. “He barks and cries and just cannot calm down. My mom purchased a life-size dummy that is currently dressed in Marc’s clothing. Shorty has been calm for the last hour!”

The photos shared to Facebook on January 31 showed Shorty happily snuggling the mannequin.