In a town surrounded by beautiful mountains, Dexter, the dog who walks exclusively on his hind legs, gets all the attention.
OURAY, Colo. — If you take your eyes off the San Juan mountains while strolling through downtown Ouray something strange might catch your eye: a dog walking down the street like a human.
It’s Dexter, Kentee Pasek’s 6-year-old Brittany Spaniel. Dexter turns heads as he walks down the street next to Pasek on his hind legs.
“He’s just an amazing dog,” one tourist said shortly after snapping a photo of Dexter on Wednesday. Others stared across the street after parking their cars.
“Everyone in town knows him,” Pasek said. “In fact, they know him now more than they know us.”
Dexter is known around the world now, with more than 60,000 followers on Instagram and more than 215,000 viewers on TikTok as of Thursday — you can find him @dexterdogouray on both platforms. Pasek posts videos of her dog almost daily.
During his daily walk Wednesday, a student from a passing school group asked Pasek why Dexter walks like a human.