Animals Video

By Luke Kenton

This PAW-abiding pooch is certainly no RUFF rider, as she elegantly mounts her owners moped in an adorable helmet, and even holds on for good measure.

In the Philippines, it’s a legal requirement for all motorcycle or moped riders to wear a helmet, and this diligent doggy made no exception when she emerged from Manila airport on January 20.

Sitting attentively as her owner fired up the moped’s engine, golden-coated Mia gracefully mounts the passenger seat on the back, before grabbing onto her master’s shoulders.

Met by a cheer of joy as she rides off into the distance, Prey De Villa, who captured the hilarious moment on film, said: “I was picking my brother from the airport when I was randomly distracted by this dog.

“I’m a huge dog lover, so I noticed this one straight away – particularly because she was a helmet and an ID badge.

“I haven’t seen anything like this before, so my reaction was crazy – particularly when she jumped on the moped.

“Considering in the Philippines that many citizens aren’t obeying the law about helmets, this dog and its owner should be given credit since they know how to.

“Everybody absolutely loved watching Mia do this.

“I don’t know the owner or dog but they’re turning into local celebrities.”