In the past few years, we’ve noticed a beautiful thing on the Internet– the rise of the animal as celebrity (So much better than the Kardashians anyway)! While there are many famous cats, hedgehogs, capybaras, piglets, and birds, today we our focus is on the dogs. We’ve compiled our picks for the most influential and important dogs on the Internet. Maybe your pup will make the list next year?
Instagram, 118k followers
Sumo, Buddha, and Ayumi are three adorable Frenchies with unparalleled spooning skills. They’re like three chubby measuring cups full of marshmallows.
22. Hamilton Pug
Twitter, 6k followers
Hamilton is a NYC dog who wrangles the Pugs of the Twitter world each week for #Pugchat– a weekly conversation between a bunch of Internet Pugs talking about everything from shedding to treats to weird Pug habits. Hamilton has also appeared on Good Morning America multiple times.
21. If It Wags
Instagram, 118k followers
20. Toast Meets World
Instagram, 57k followers
Toast spent most of the beginning of her life as a puppy mill mom until she was adopted into her fabulous NYC life. Today she promotes puppy mill awareness and has a “French Toast” tote that she sells to donate proceeds to puppy mill awareness campaigns.
19. Stuff on Scout’s Head
Instagram, 19k followers
Before he was adopted by his current mom, Scout was a neglected, underfed pup. After a bit of love and attention, Scout overcame his earlier abuse and trauma and has flourished into a cuddly moosh who balances funny things on his head. He’s got a book coming out soon as well!
18. Sadie Tripawd
Vine, 107k followers
17. Corgnelius and Stumphrey
Facebook, 56k followers
16. Marnie the Dog
Instagram, 62k followers
This dog has more celebrity selfies than Macklemore. A 12-year-old rescue Shih-Tzu living in NYC, Marnie promotes senior pet adoption.
15. Denver the Guilty Dog
YouTube + Facebook, 160k followers
14. Barkley Sir Charles
Instagram, 249k followers
A Seattle-based doge, Barkley is the master of the upsidederp face. Please don’t confuse him with that other Charles Barkley.
13. Larry the Dog
Facebook, 400k followers
Larry is a love-a-bull dog just trying to change the world’s outlook on other Pit Bulls.
12. Maymo the Lemon Beagle
YouTube, 52k followers
11. Rosie Pig
Vine, 216k followers
50% pig. 50% chihuahua. 100% party. Rosie is the inventor of the grugglesnort. (Groan + snort.)
10. Cooking with Dog
YouTube, 808k followers
Tumblr, 143k followers
This dog looks better in a suit than 90% of human males. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? Basically he is the Barney Stinson of the dog world. #suitup
8. Minnie and Max Pugs
Facebook + Youtube, 540k followers
Maddie the coon hound and her dad travel around the country taking photos of Maddie on things. (Pretty self-explanatory blog title, eh?) Her dad, Theron Humphrey, started the Why We Rescue campaign to highlight how pets transform our lives for the better.
6. Trotter Pup
Instagram, 199k followers
This fat and sassy lady has more costumes than an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
5. Fifty the Two-Legged Pit Bull
Facebook, 297k followers
Fifty is an ambassador to Pit Bulls everywhere. As an underdog he’s fighting for the underdogs everywhere and shows that he can persevere even though he’s only got 50% of his legs. Together with his buddy Rude Dog, they have a foundation called 6 Legs to raise money to provide assistance to struggling dog owners for routine or emergency veterinary care or spay/neuter surgeries.
4. Digby Van Winkle
Instagram, 278k followers
A dog from down under, Digby and his little brother Aloysius has more hipster swag than a plaid-clad Williamsburg bro on a fixed-gear bike.
3. Susie’s Senior Dogs
Facebook, 188k followers
Susie was adopted later in life by Humans of New York photographer, Brandon Stanton. Brandon’s girlfriend, Erin, runs Susie’s Facebook page to raise awareness for senior dogs to help them get adopted. Susie’s motto? “Age is a privilege.”
Facebook, 14 million followers
Perhaps the original Internet celebrity dog, Boo’s mom created him a Facebook page back in 2009. (It came out in 2012 that Boo’s mom works at Facebook.) In 2010, he rose to pawwer when singer Ke$ha sent a tweet that she had a new boyfriend, linking to the page, and Khloé Kardashian called him the “cutest dog on the planet”. Today Boo has his own Gund plush version of himself and four photo books.
Instagram, 900k followers
The ultimate rags-to-riches story, this adorable little shrivelneck has won the heart of the entire Internet. Tuna’s spike in pupularity started when someone posted a photo of him on Reddit and he became a meme. Tuna is the ultimate underdog his mom uses his account to get out the message of pet rescue whenever she can, partnering with organizations like Best Friends.
Source: The Barkpost
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