Leaving the family dog behind is often the worst part of going on holiday. Now there is an answer: just turn yourself into a doll.
DogBuddy, an online pet-sitting service, is testing a service called Woof You Were Here, in which pet owners become lookalike toys for their dogs. Two weeks after submitting photographs to a toy manufacturer, they get themselves back through the post in miniature.
It comes after a survey of UK dog owners revealed that 93% worry their pooches will miss them when they go on holiday. The research suggested that three in five holidays are ruined as owners fret about their dogs.
Simon Goble, DogBuddyâ€™s chief marketing officer, said: â€śWeâ€™re trying to bring peace of mind to dog owners, and weâ€¦