Mutts behind the wheels!

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This picture shows "Ginny" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. Rather than chasing cars, dogs in New Zealand are being taught to drive them by animal trainer Mark Vette -- steering, pedals and all -- in a heartwarming project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters. AFP

This picture shows "Ginny" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. Rather than chasing cars, dogs in New Zealand are being taught to drive them by animal trainer Mark Vette -- steering, pedals and all -- in a heartwarming project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters. AFP

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This photo shows "Ginny" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. Animal trainer Mark Vette has spent two months training three cross-breed rescue dogs from the Auckland SPCA to drive a modified Mini as a way of proving that even unwanted canines can be taught to perform complex tasks. AFP

This photo shows "Ginny" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. Animal trainer Mark Vette has spent two months training three cross-breed rescue dogs from the Auckland SPCA to drive a modified Mini as a way of proving that even unwanted canines can be taught to perform complex tasks. AFP

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This photo shows "Porter" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. AFP

This photo shows "Porter" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. AFP

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This photo "Porter" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. AFP

This photo "Porter" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. AFP

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This photo shows "Ginny" behind the wheel of a car. Rather than chasing cars, dogs in New Zealand are being taught to drive them -- steering, pedals and all -- in a heartwarming project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters. AFP

This photo shows "Ginny" behind the wheel of a car. Rather than chasing cars, dogs in New Zealand are being taught to drive them -- steering, pedals and all -- in a heartwarming project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters. AFP

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This photo shows "Monty" behind the wheel of a car. Rather than chasing cars, dogs in New Zealand are being taught to drive them -- steering, pedals and all -- in a heartwarming project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters. AFP

This photo shows "Monty" behind the wheel of a car. Rather than chasing cars, dogs in New Zealand are being taught to drive them -- steering, pedals and all -- in a heartwarming project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters. AFP

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This photo shows "Porter" behind the wheel of a car. AFP

This photo shows "Porter" behind the wheel of a car. AFP

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This photo shows Porter (L), Monty (C) and Ginny lined up for training. Rather than chasing cars, dogs in New Zealand are being taught to drive them -- steering, pedals and all -- in a heartwarming project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters. AFP

This photo shows Porter (L), Monty (C) and Ginny lined up for training. Rather than chasing cars, dogs in New Zealand are being taught to drive them -- steering, pedals and all -- in a heartwarming project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters. AFP

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This photo shows "Porter" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. Rather than chasing cars, dogs in New Zealand are being taught to drive them -- steering, pedals and all -- in a heartwarming project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters. AFP

This photo shows "Porter" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. Rather than chasing cars, dogs in New Zealand are being taught to drive them -- steering, pedals and all -- in a heartwarming project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters. AFP

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This photo shows "Monty" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. Animal trainer Mark Vette has spent two months training three cross-breed rescue dogs from the Auckland SPCA to drive a modified Mini as a way of proving that even unwanted canines can be taught to perform complex tasks. AFP

This photo shows "Monty" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. Animal trainer Mark Vette has spent two months training three cross-breed rescue dogs from the Auckland SPCA to drive a modified Mini as a way of proving that even unwanted canines can be taught to perform complex tasks. AFP

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This photo shows "Ginny" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. AFP

This photo shows "Ginny" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. AFP

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