20 Dogs Living Their Best Snowy Lives

The excitement these dogs exhibit for a snow day is truly infectious. Let the zoomies, snow angels, and frolicking commence.

Published November 14, 2023

Snow can bring out the inner puppy in many dogs. Watching their antics, from frolicking through the powder to snow zoomies (yes, it’s a real thing!), can put a smile on any dog lover’s face. Experience the contagious joy of dogs in the snow through these fun pics. They might even inspire you to bundle up and hit the powder with your pup!

Need to Know

In general, it's OK for pups to play in the snow, but you need to remember that if you are cold, they're likely cold, too. Consider their size, weight, and amount of fur. For more in-depth snow safety tips, we've got you covered.

Snowflakes & Paw Prints


The world is absolutely their playground, snow or shine!

I think we can guess what got these guys zooming, but can you guess what the other common zoomy triggers are for dogs?

Snow Snarfle


This look says “The snow is calling, and I must go. NOW.”

Fast Fact

Dogs explore the world around them with their nose, mouth, and touch — like we do. This may be why a pup gets outside and immediately sticks his head in a fresh pile of snow. 

Snow Better Way to Spend It


This pup is pawsitively loving every minute of this snow day.

Snow Much Fun


Who doesn’t love wagging tails and snowy trails? If this isn’t the perfect day, we don’t know what is.

Whether zooming in snow or jumping in leaves, dogs' joy in the world around them is truly contagious. 

Love at Frost Sight


Snowflakes and doggy kisses are the perfect winter blend. Keep in mind that cold-weather playtime should be limited in the most icy temps. Limit outdoor playtime to 10-15 minutes once the temperature drops below freezing, and check out our other ways to help your dog stay cozy in the cold if you'd like more ideas.

Snowy Vibes Only


Let is snow… so we can play fetch!



Dachshund through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh.

Quick Tip

Doggy jackets and boots don’t just look cute. They can help keep your pup warm and safe in the snow while playing, particularly if they’re a short-haired breed like this cutie.

Straight From Heaven


If you’ve never seen a doggy snow angel, now you have. Isn’t it the most adorable thing??

Winter Magic


Q: Why don’t dogs make good snowmen?

A: Because they always melt your heart.


Play Hard, Snow Harder


Let it snow, let it snow, let it WOOF.

Made for the Snow


Sometimes snow brings out the best in doggos, especially winter-loving breeds like these huskies.

Fast Fact

Dog breeds who tolerate cold weather originated in frigid places, anywhere from the Swiss alps to the Himalayas. They have dense fur, sturdy bodies, and curved tails that they wrap around themselves when they sleep.  

Raise Your Hand if You Love Snow


Fluffy snow and a fluffier dog are a match made in fluff heaven!

Spread Happiness Like Snow


“Kindness is like snow – It beautifies everything it cover.” -Kahil Gibran

Dogs Enjoying a Snow Day


Snow-dusted paws definitely make for happy dogs, and we hope these fun photos made you happy, too. If you’re not sure whether your dog likes snow, now might be a good time to try it out. Just take precautions to keep them safe, then make sure you take tons of photos!

20 Dogs Living Their Best Snowy Lives