Adorable Puppy Traded For Pair Of Trainers Celebrates First Birthday

by : Niamh Shackleton on : 28 Apr 2021 09:13
Adorable Puppy Traded For Pair Of Trainers Celebrates First Birthdayconnormcbride34/Twitter

A puppy is celebrating her first birthday after she was traded in for a new pair of trainers.

Connor McBride, the seller of the trainers, went viral on social media last year after sharing a screengrab of a conversation he had with a potential buyer who was interested in the shoes.


Connor was attempting to sell the pair of sneakers for $300 when someone messaged him asking if he’d be willing to trade them for a female German Shepherd puppy.

While most people would think the guy was either joking or lying about trading him for a dog, Connor went to meet the guy to discover his offer was genuine and decided to take him up on it.

Next to the screengrab of their conversation, Connor shared a picture of himself and the puppy and its original owner holding his new trainers. He captioned the post, ‘I think I won this trade’ – and I think we can all agree.


The post has since accumulated a staggering 88,000 retweets and almost 618,000 likes on Twitter.

While the pup, who’s since gone on to be named Flint, wasn’t kept by Connor, she did go on to find her forever home with someone called Drew and is now celebrating her first birthday. She’s even got her very own Instagram page.

Announcing the news that she’d be getting a new owner, Connor wrote on her page last year:

What up guys, it’s Flint. […] I am proud to announce that I’m taking my talents to @drewarguelles, who will be my new owner. Shoutout to @connormcbride34 for making this all happen. I am so stoked to share my journey with all of you. Let’s ride


A year on, a new photo of the adorable dog was shared earlier today, April 28, where Flint can be seen looking much bigger than this time last year.

Her owner wrote alongside the picture, ‘Who knew what a pair of shoes could do to your life. blessed to turn 1 years old today. happy bday to me and me only.’

The German Shepherd has since received several messages wishing her a happy birthday.


Another German Shepherd who has won the hearts of the internet in the past 12 months is Australian police dog Mako who befriended some dolphins while on duty.

In a video shared on Western Australia Police’s Facebook, PD Mako can be seen making friends with a couple of inquisitive dolphins as the dog peers over the edge of a river bank to look at them.


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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

Topics: Animals, Dog, puppy, Trainers, Viral