Winter months are gruesome for most people and animals especially if you live in South Dakota. An average of 41 inches (1.04 m) of snow falls in this area every year. Its freezing temperatures pose a threat to both humans and animals. You need to wear some form of protection against the gustiness of the winter weather. Severe skin and body conditions could develop if you fail to protect yourself and your pets from the cold weather months.

The Rapid City Police Department in South Dakota decided to give their K9 Belgian Malinois, Jary, two pairs of winter boots to protect his four paws from cracking when walking in the cold. Jary used barefoot when doing police operations for almost his entire life. These new pairs of winter boots were indeed undesirable to the adjusting feet. The K-9 officer placed the boots on the dog’s feet, and immediately the dog struggled to walk up straight trying to get rid of the winter shoes first on his hind legs and alternately on his front paws.

It's cold out there, which means making sure all our officers are equipped for the chilly weather; even the furry ones! Looks like K9 Jary's new snow boots are going to take some getting-used-to…

Posted by Rapid City Police Department on Friday, December 7, 2018


Jary was not so pleased with the foreign objects that are seemingly sticking onto his paws — all four of them. It was evident that he was not a fan of the winter protective gear. Even though he tried the boots indoors, he walked as if he trudged through some huge and deep snow drifts.

The officers posted the video in one of the most popular social media sites which became an instant hit to internet users and animal lovers around the world. It garnered more than 10 million views and a thousand shares just by walking adorably in those shoes. It is right to think whether Jary experienced stress about the new winter boots for dogs or the popularity he gained with his first walk in the new shoes, or it could be both.

Source: Rapid City Police Department via


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