Via Fox News.

An adorable photo of a group of service dogs sitting in a Canadian theater last week catching a production of “Billy Elliot” has gone viral.

The photo shows the crowd of mainly poodles and golden retrievers taking up at least four rows and attentively watching the stage during the Stratford Festival in Ontario. The objective was to prevent fur from flying during live theater so the pups can help their handlers navigate a theater atmosphere

“It’s important to prepare the dogs for any activity the handler may like to attend,” said Laura Mackenzie, owner of K-9 Country Inn Working Service Dogs and who spearheaded the outing, told CBC radio.

“The theater gives us the opportunity to expose the dogs to different stimuli such as lights, loud noises and movement of varying degrees. The dogs must remain relaxed in tight quarters for an extended period of time.”

The canines took part in the theater’s “relaxed performance,” made for attendees with autism or for those who need a calmer experience. The venue also has shows made for those with hearing or visual impairments….

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  1. Chuck says:

    Sold out crowd for “An Evening with the Clintons.”

  2. RobW says:

    Not one of them texted or took a phone call during the movie.

  3. Alain41 says:

    No applause when they paws for the intermission. It’s a Ruff crowd.

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