Every once in a while a truly special and unique animal is born. They stand out amongst a crowd to say the least. For instance the Albino whale that was revealed last year. Or who could ever forget Grumpy Cat? Well here’s a new Dalmatian who’s internet fame is quickly rising! His name is Wiley and his Instagram already has over 120k followers. What makes him so unique is that he wears his heart on his sleeve. Or on his nose I should say. And I do mean literally. Wiley has a perfectly shaped heart right in the middle of his face.
Wiley lives in Colorado with his human Lexi Smith, 26. Wiley came from a litter of 11 in Oklahoma.
There were 8 other boys to choose from but the breeder told her that all Wiley did was sleep, eat and snuggle.
Once she heard that, she knew Wiley was the one for her because they already had so much in common.
Now that Wiley is a year old, Lexi says that he is no longer that puppy she met. He is full of personality.
“Wiley has more personality bundled up into his little body than any dog I have ever met.”
Lucky for Wiley, he lives in Colorado where he has plenty of incredible hiking trails to get out his energy.
Lexi says hiking is one of their favorite activities along with going to dog parks.
He still loves to snuggle when he’s worn out after a hike.
Wiley’s mom says he is also a very stubborn pup. This is a very common and funny trait among Dalmatians. Especially 1-year-olds.
“Wiley’s truest dalmatian traits are constantly making me laugh. Usually, it’s a giggle paired with shaking my head, laughing off total frustration from his stubbornness, but that’s part of owning the breed. If you can’t laugh it off and be creative in finding a solution and training the naughty traits out of them, life with a dalmatian would be such a challenge.”
“I have been really lucky with Wiley, though. He has the best heart, and I’m not talking about the one on his nose. He loves everyone he meets and is always so excited to make new friends. He has been relatively easy to train and has made the best little adventure partner I could ask for. He requires so much attention and he’s basically attached to my hip, but that’s what I love about him.”
Wiley is starting to become quite famous on the streets of Colorado because of his adorable personality and unique nose.
Lexi’s passion for photography helps show Wiley’s huge heart to the world.
Lexi is amazed about the rapid growth of the Instagram account “It truly started as something meant for just me and maybe some of my friends to see his growth and keep the memories of every stage and event with Wiley. When the account first started growing I remember thinking ‘Wow, what if he hits 5,000 followers!’ I never in a million years could have imagined it would be what it is now. And it’s STILL GROWING. I am constantly amazed, shocked, but mostly so grateful. It has been a fun little adventure, that’s for sure.”
Wiley has such an adorable face! I just can’t get over the heart on his nose.
Just look at those eyes!
“This weekend has been a good weekend”
Mom get my good side!
“BORN TO BE WIIIIIILD (but only until 9 pm or so)”
Wiley is now 54 lbs and known for being sass, hungry, loving, curious, clumsy and crazy! We can’t help but love him.
When Lexi first met Wiley, the heart on his nose wasn’t formed yet. She was really surprised when it did form. She had to share his unique nose with the world.
It’s a good thing Wiley is such a lover and likes people. He is irresistible to anyone who sees him.
Wiley looks like he could be a movie star! There hasn’t been a good dog movie in a few years. Maybe it’s his time to really shine!
It looks like he’s right at home with his adventure buddy. An adventurous dog is a happy dog!
Morning cuddles are the best cuddles!
Go ahead and boop that snoot, you know you want to.