Thursday 20th October, 2016

GR gets out and about with Metro dog Gus to help promote the St Oswald's Hospice Snowdogs trail.

Metro-loving mutt Gus has captured a dog’s eye view of the Great North Snowdog trail, travelling by Tyne and Wear Metro.

Miniature Schnauzer Gus on Metro

For ten weeks during autumn and winter 2016, the North East’s streets, parks and open spaces are home to a series of individually designed Snowdog sculptures, painted by both well-known and undiscovered artists.

We took two-and-a-half-year-old Miniature Schnauzer Gus out on the Tyne and Wear Metro network with a GoPro camera strapped to his back to visit some of the 61 Snowdog sculptures dotted around the region as part of the large scale art trail.

The Great North Snowdogs sculpture trail, sponsored by businesses and individuals, showcases the rich cultural offer and wealth of artistic talent in the area.

Once the trail ends, the sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice.

The GoPro footage captures Gus travelling on the Metro from Newcastle to South Shields to visit Pawdington, based outside The Customs House. He then hops on the Shields Ferry across the water to visit Guide Dog on the North Shields Fish Quay.

Both dogs are sponsored by GR client Metro, which is also presenting partner of the trail. Metro provides the ideal way to visit the trail with many of the 61 dogs positioned near to Metro stations.

To find out more about Great North Snowdogs, visit: or follow @great_snowdogs on Twitter or search greatnorthsnowdogs on Facebook.