Top 5 Dog Accounts You Should Follow on Instagram
When Instagram first launched in 2010, it was simply a photo sharing app aimed at helping you connect with others without the complexities of other social media platforms. Since its launch almost nine years ago, Instagram has become of the most influential social media platforms, with one billion users as of May 2019. The app is no longer used just to share a picture of your late night dinner concoction or your latest beach adventure, it’s blossomed into a popular marketing tool for entrepreneurs, celebrities, and small businesses/bloggers looking to expand their brand. Some of the most popular Instagram accounts out there revolve around one thing and one thing only – dogs. In a world that is most of the time overwhelmed with news of tragedy, corruption or violence, its nice to sit back enjoy some of the simpler things in life, like cute dogs on Instagram. Whether you are obsessed with dogs (like I am) or take joy in seeing all sorts of adorable animals, you don’t want to miss out on these top five dog Instagram accounts to follow!
Dog Instagram Accounts – The Dogist
What I like to think of as the ‘Humans of New York’ but for dogs, the Dogist features all kinds of different dogs roaming through New York with their owners. Each post has a couple pictures of the dog (or dogs), their age and name, and a little anecdote from the owner that makes them unique and special. The Dogist travels around the world too, visiting places like Tel Aviv and Paris!
Dog Instagram Accounts – Doug the Pug
His Instagram bio says it all, 8 year-old Doug the Pug is the ‘King of Pop Culture’. The well-loved doggie celebrity has over 10 million follows across social media and has even been featured in music videos for Katy Perry, DNCE and Fall Out Boy. Doug is known for his unique costumes and funny facial expressions. And yes, I’ll admit I do own the official Doug the Pug book – don’t shame me!
Dog Instagram Accounts – UPS Dogs
As someone who has a very personal connection to UPS and UPS workers (my dad was a UPS driver for 27 years), seeing an Instagram account strictly devoted to the dogs UPS men and women come across everyday just makes my heart happy. UPS workers are some of the most dedicated and caring people you’ll ever meet, and for our many furry companions, another friend to love. The page features all sorts of dogs, of different breeds and sometimes even other animals like deer and goats! When you are having a hard day and need something to make you smile, look no further than UPS Dogs.
Norbert the Dog
Who knew such a tiny pup could capture the hearts of over 800,000 people all over the world? 10 year-old Norbert is only 3lbs but he packs quite an important punch in making people smile. Norbert was adopted by Julie Steines in 2009 at just four months old through PetFinder.com, the same site where other much loved doggies like Marie were found! Known for his sweet, little face and a tongue that sticks out, Norbert is a dog of many talents and tricks, like his iconic high-five. On top of that, he is a registered therapy dog and volunteer at Children’s Hospital in LA. How can you not love him?
Marnie the Dog
Loved by her 1.9 million followers across the world as well as some very famous celebrities (Demi Lovato, Chance the Rapper, and Jack Black to name a few), Marnie is a 17 year-old Shih Tzu that has taken the world by storm with her cute face, hilarious captions, and unique collection outfits. When Marnie was 10 years old, she was found by animal control in Connecticut in 2012, unkempt, matted and smelly. After four months of being in a shelter, she was adopted by Shirley and the rest is history. Marnie is particularly known for her tongue hanging out all the time, which according to her adoptive momma, is just because she has a somewhat abnormally long tongue. Not only has Marnie warmed the hearts of those who come across her, but she’s also brought awareness to adopting senior dogs who need love too!
Are you already following these accounts? Have some that you love that aren’t on this list? Let me know what your favorite dog Instagram accounts to follow are!