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Game of Thrones inspires Husky craze

Hit fantasy series Game of Thrones may have inadvertently sparked a massive craze for huskies.

One Bay Area shelter says it has seen a spike in Siberian Huskies being returned - and they are pointing fingers at the popular TV show which features mythical beasts known as 'direwolves'.

The giant beasts - similar in appearance to huskies - made their first appearance this season in episode two during a dramatic encounter with character Arya Stark. 

From January, the Peninsula Humane Society shelter has seen twice as many requests for Siberian Huskies than usual, CBS reported. 

Hit fantasy series Game of Thrones may have inadvertently sparked a massive craze for huskies by featuring 'direwolves', which look very similar

Hit fantasy series Game of Thrones may have inadvertently sparked a massive craze for huskies by featuring 'direwolves', which look very similar

From January, the Peninsula Humane Society shelter (Carlos the husky pictured) has seen twice as many requests for Siberian Huskies than usual

From January, the Peninsula Humane Society shelter (Carlos the husky pictured) has seen twice as many requests for Siberian Huskies than usual

One Bay Area animal shelter is pointing fingers at the popular TV show which features mythical beasts known as 'direwolves'

One Bay Area animal shelter is pointing fingers at the popular TV show which features mythical beasts known as 'direwolves'

'People are wanting to adopt dogs that look like these dire wolves and huskies tend to have a wolf-like appearance to them,'

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