One of the fringe benefits of acting on Game of Thrones is that you get to take home a direwolf after the dog meets its fictional untimely end:
“In between her hectic filming schedule, Sophie [Turner, who plays Sansa Stark] likes nothing more than to relax at home with her family and pet dog Zunni, who the family adopted from the series. She adds: “Growing up I always wanted a dog, but my parents never wanted one. We kind of fell in love with my character’s dire wolf, Lady, on set.”
Turner goes on to say that:
“We knew Lady died and they wanted to re-home her. My mum persuaded them to let us adopt her.”
And in case you want your own direwolf, Zunni is a Mahlek Northern Inuit Dog. Not sure if it comes with a thirst for Lanister blood or not, but we’re sure you can train that out of them.