Stray dogs in Catania, Italy now have a leisurely, safe, and comfortable place to hang out: their local Ikea store.

Recently, photos of the dogs lounging and sleeping on the store’s furniture displays have appeared on social media, capturing the hearts of customers and animal lovers.


Ikea’s Catania store does not advertise that they shelter stray dogs, but the word of their generosity has spread far. Shortly after customers began noticing the dogs, photos, and videos of the pups began popping up on social media.

In the past, Ikea has advocated for animal rights and rescue. In 2014, as part of a partnership with Home for Hope, the store placed life-sized cardboard cutouts of dogs that were available for adoption throughout their stores.

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