Peter Dinklage and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are calling on Game of Thrones fans not to buy huskies because they resemble the Stark clan’s direwolves, only to abandon the canine companions once the novelty wears off. Dinklage said Tuesday: “Not only does this hurt all the deserving homeless dogs waiting for a chance at a good home in shelters, but shelters are also reporting that many of these huskies are being abandoned — as often happens when dogs are bought on impulse, without understanding their needs.”
… Direwolves are big and intelligent wolves that loom large in the mythology on Game of Thrones. They are especially connected to House Stark. Look-alike huskies have become popular with dog owners who want to bring some Stark-like swagger into their homes. But Dinklage warns pet owners that huskies require lifelong care, including exercise and grooming.