Dalmatian pup goes dotty as he sees snow for the first time
The weather may be damp and cold across Scotland but spirits are high at Dogs Trust Glasgow, as canine residents have been enjoying the cold snap. One dog in particular is three-month-old Dalmatian puppy, Wallace, who was introduced to snow for the first time this week.
A video taken by Kayleigh Docherty at the Glasgow Rehoming Centre shows Wallace bounding about in the snow, taking in the new textures and smells. Canine carer Anne then throws Wallace a snowball to catch, however after a moment of confusion about what to do he jumps nose first into the winter fun and even attempts to eat the snowball before trying to throw it in the air!
Adorable Wallace recently found his forever home and will be heading off with his new family in the next week or so.
With the cold weather set to continue in the coming weeks, Dogs Trust has put together some useful advice for anyone caring for a dog during the winter months of the year, which is available here.
Claire Cairney, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Glasgow, said:
“When he first stepped out into the snow we weren’t sure how he’d react but Wallace instantly stuck his nose in and let it lead the way as he went exploring. It is such a fantastic feeling when dogs in our care get to experience new things for the first time as it can really help with their social development and prepare them for life in a family environment.
“Although it took him a little while to figure out what a snowball is, he enjoyed every second of his first snow day. The winter months can bring with them a lot of amazing new sensations and smells for dogs when out for walks, although we would always recommend being aware of our advice around taking care of dogs during the colder seasons, to ensure you and your dogs remain cozy and safe.”
If you are interested in adopting a dog from Dogs Trust Glasgow, please get in touch with the team on 0300 303 0292.