These days everyone has an iPhone, but there seems to be a magic formula for Instagram stardom. From incredible back stories of rescue and serendipity to dogs who give Boo a run for his money, here are ten dogs who’ve cracked the code and made their way to celebrity status in the Instagram world. Behold, the spectacular cuteness and inspiring stories of these Instagram famous dogs.
Hailing from Seattle, Sir Charles Barkley is a fabulous two-year-old French bulldog who is definitely a celebrity around town. Seattle’s resident Frenchie and Seahawks fan has graced the blogosphere nationally from Buzzfeed to BarkPost and won’t stop there—Sir Charles Barkley has been known to make appearances at sports games, so keep your eyes peeled, Seattleites!
Tuna, the infamous Chiweenie, is a little like a caricature straight out of an episode of The Simpsons. This adorable buddy was rescued from the side of a highway near San Diego and shows his gratitude everyday by flashing his trademark toothy grin. Tuna’s rabid fan base has skyrocketed to an impressive 1.1 million and continues to grow.
Toast is a toothless King Charles spaniel who was rescued from a puppy mill in 2010. From Toast’s glassy brown peepers to her lolling pink tongue, this striking pooch works every angle when it comes to pleasing her 130,000 fan following on Instagram. Watch Toast charm the Moschino right off Lucky magazine editor Eva Chen here.
Prepare to squee like you’ve never squeed before. These excruciatingly precious golden retriever siblings were born in August of this year and remain inseparable. Comet and Scooter do everything together—shots, dinner, nap time, you name it. The matching costumes, the never-ending cuddles—we can barely bear the cuteness!
A lot of things made the news when it came to the Winter Olympics in Sochi this year, including the overpopulation of dogs in the host city. The @thesochipups feed is chock full of sweetness as captured by Gus Kenworthy, an athlete who decided to take home more than just memories and a silver medal, and his photographer pal Robin MacDonald. Together, the guys document the daily adventures of the four dogs Kenworthy brought back to the US with him following the competition.
Half Pomeranian and half-husky, Lil Rufio is an absurdly cute pomsky born in June of this year and currently the cause of over 10,000 high-pitched squeals of joy all around the world. Think itty-bitty teddy bear version of a husky and you’ll be on the right track.
Marnie is a cock-headed, floppy tongued Shih Tzu who was rescued from the streets in 2012. Now based in New York City, Marnie is followed by no less than 657,000 people on Instagram and has hung out with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Tina Fey, and more. Owner Shirley Braha’s hope is to encourage the adoption of older dogs like Marnie, who is estimated to be somewhere between 10 and 12 years old.
25-year-old mother and vet tech Brandi Hodges chronicles the heart-melting hangouts between baby Eisleigh and her pit bull puppy pal, Clyde, on her Instagram feed. For the true definition of lifelong pals, follow along.
Norm’s Instagram feed is a treasure trove of colorful and impeccably composed photos made by his owner, Jeremy Veach. From gorgeous forest adventures to eye catching studio shots, this feed is a great one.
The Pointer Brothers are a Vancouver-based duo of handsome German short-haired pointers. Owner Steph McCombie frequently utilizes the hashtag #georgeclooneyofdogs, which is right on point for these incredibly photogenic brothers. McCombie recently teamed up with Sony to encourage people to share their stories of rescuing their own furry friends.