Unfortunately, Sparky, the Preston Park Snowdog, had to be taken to the vets recently. Fear not, he’s okay; he just had a minor aesthetic issue that needed patching up. He has now returned to the trail with a lollipop and a course of antibiotics.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing him in the flesh, Sparky is a handsome white Snowdog with sparkling silver highlights. He was designed by artist David Sith and is sponsored by Wild in Art, the company who partnered with Martlets and Penguin to bring the Snowdogs by the Sea campaign to fruition.
If you want your own Sparky, Martlets are currently selling miniature figurines of his design (and five others if they take your fancy) at their London Road, Church Street, and Blatchington Road shops. In addition there is also a Snowdogs pop up shop in Churchill Square selling figurines, mugs and tea towels which is open Wednesdays to Sundays until the end of November.
All proceeds from merchandise go to Martlets to provide life changing hospice care.