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

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

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

“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.

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.

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

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