Dalmatians have always been one of my favourite breeds - it’s the monochrome colours, size and gorgeous faces that do it for me. It’s a dog that you just can’t help but stop and admire. On the streets, and on Instagram!
We haven’t found one in the UK yet that is willing to be photographed for this site, but when we came across Jackson on Instagram, our fingers couldn’t be controlled - we instantly sent him a DM.
In his Insta bio it says: Houston, Texas ⭐️ | Dalmatian 🐶 | Born 04.17.15 🐾| Lover of bow ties and blueberries.
Our kind of pup! Scroll down to hear from Jackson…
Us: What’s your favorite outfit of those you’ve posted on your Instagram and why?
Jackson: Each year Galveston, Texas holds the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the U.S. They have many themed parades during the event and last year (2018) I walked in their Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade benefiting the Galveston Island Humane Society. I was all dressed up in purple and gold and even won a prize for best costume!
Us: What’s your proudest moment to date?
Jackson: Of all the wonderful things that I have been invited to do and experience my proudest moments has been helping to raise funds for a local Dalmatian rescue here in Houston called Hot Mess Pooches (IG: @hotmesspooches). They are a small volunteer run non-profit dedicated to saving and placing special needs dogs – primarily vision or hearing impaired Dalmatians. My humans and I regularly donate to them (money as well as food, bedding, treats, leashes, collars, etc.) and try to help raise awareness for them on my IG page.
Us: Favorite dog-friendly places in Texas?
Jackson: Houston is really dog friendly and I love that! I enjoy going to the local dog park on the weekends and running out my energy. I also love going to restaurants that have dog-friendly patios to grab a bite to eat with my humans. I enjoy laying under the table and saying hello to the other customers. I also think it is fun to walk around Houston to pet-friendly shopping locations. There are many walkable shopping areas here and my humans and I love how pet-friendly it is.
Us: One thing people should know about you...
Jackson: I have a playful and very kind personality. I love to meet new people and other animals. My mom says I am a bit of a social butterfly! I wear a bow tie every day – my humans like to think of me as a Southern Gentleman.