By Hayley Pugh
This little puppy is so cute…and he NOSE it! It’s hard not to fall in love with this adorable Dalmatian who has a heart-shaped spot on his nose.
Twelve-week-old Wiley can’t go anywhere without being mobbed thanks to his unique markings and besotted owner, Lexi Smith, says he loves all the attention.
The 25-year-old from Denver, Colorado, got Wiley just last month after dreaming of owning a Dalmatian when she became fascinated with the film, 101 Dalmatians, as a little girl.
Unsurprisingly Lexi said it was love at first sight when she saw Wiley and now the pair, who are quickly amassing a huge following online, can’t even go for walkies without being stopped in the street by bemused strangers wanting a closer look.
Lexi said: “When he was handed to me I nearly cried tears of joy.
“He was so tiny and absolutely adorable and he curled up and snuggled into my arms immediately.
“We have been pretty inseparable ever since.
“I got first pick of the litter and honestly, the heart nose was not the main deciding factor.
“I saw it immediately but it was not fully formed and part of it was detached in another spot, so I didn’t even know if it would last.
“I chose him because I was told he was the sweetest with the best personality.
“I wanted a snuggle bug and that’s what I got! The heart nose is just a bonus.
“Dalmatian spots are pretty random, so this is just a lucky coincidence.
“It blows everyone away when they see him.”
“Everyone stops me to pet him and love on him. He loves every bit of it, though.
“Usually people just stop me because nobody can resist a puppy, but when they notice the heart nose, they go crazy.
Wiley loves attention and making new friends. He will run right into their laps and wiggle his entire butt with excitement, he can’t just wag his tail, he wags his entire back half.
“He is a total sweetheart. He can never get enough attention or snuggles and needs to be right on top of you when he naps.
“He does have attitude, though and it cracks me up. When he wants something, he is not easily deterred and scoffs and grunts at you if you tell him no.
“Wiley is pretty used to getting his way in life because nobody, especially me, can resist him.”