IKEA Store Opens Doors to Stray Dogs in Italy

It would be great if more stores took a page out of Italian Ikea’s book and opened their doors to furballs in need.


The weather in Italy might be getting colder with each day, but this humanitarian story is warming hearts left and right. An IKEA store in Catania, Italy, is making headlines all over the world after one of its customers shared adorable pictures of stray dogs on social media. The connection to IKEA? Well, the photos were taken inside the store, where a dozen pooches could be seen lounging around the room displays.


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It’s a dogs life at IKEA Catania, yes I’m on holiday, yes we needed Daim bars!


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The area where the store is located has a lot of strays, so the workers decided to let them come inside when the weather is ruff. Of course, as these doggos are as adorable as they come, they kind of let them hang around whenever (and wherever) they feel like it.


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Some pooches prefer to kick it back in the living room displays, where there are soft and warm carpets to lie on. Others keep close to the entrance, as that’s where they can bask in the sunlight. Of course, there are a few bold puppers that ventured on the furniture, as well, getting their beauty sleep on the many sofas showcased in the store.

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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