Driving dogs put paws to the pedal

December 5, 2012 12:35:27 PM PST
They say ''you can't teach an old dog new tricks,'' but some animal rights activists in New Zealand are proving the old idiom wrong by teaching dogs how to drive.

Putting their paws to the pedal are "Monty," "Ginny" and "Porter."

The three shelter dogs have been taking driving lessons for the past eight weeks. They will soon show off their skills live on television in New Zealand.

The campaign is part of a push by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to encourage more people to give rescued animals a home.