We all love our pets, they come in all shapes, sizes and species. And each one is adored for their little quirks traits and personalities. A special bond is formed between a pet and its owner, and most por parents would agree it’s an unconditional love that is beautiful and true. Our furry friends are great companions giving us joy and a one-of-a-kind friendship that can be cherished always. If you feel down, pets perk you up and put a smile on your face. The same goes for Instagram pets.
Is there any wonder that many share their love of pets on social media? It’s now the norm for your pet to have its own social media account. It’s a community for people to share their love and adventures with their four-legged friends. A place for all to see, enjoy, follow and double-tap those pics of people’s Instagram pets. Once a week, Instagram spotlights Instagram pets on its main account, a feature known as the Weekly Fluff. Instagram pets get hundreds of thousands of likes and followers. Many even have their own clothing and stationery lines. After all, merchandise is big business, so you can even buy T-shirts with their faces on them! Instagram’s animal stars include dogs, cats and even nontraditional pets likehedgehogs and raccoons. Here are the best pet accounts to follow on Instagram.
Jiffpom is the most famous animal in the world, with over 26 million followers across all social media channels. He is a three-time Guinness World Record holder, and in 2017, he set the record for most Instagram followers by an animal, with over 8.4 million and counting. He’s super cute and knows how to rock a jumper and a hoodie. Check him out – you won’t regret it!
- Instagram: @jiffpom
- Followers: 8.5m
With over 800,000 Instagram followers and close to 4 million views on Buzzfeed, Pumpkin the beautiful raccoon is killing it on social media. A rescued Bahamian raccoon, Pumpkin is a mischievous little critter and can be quite the handful. Her unlikely friendship with Royal Bahamian Potcake rescues Toffee and Oreo has stolen the hearts of many.
- Instagram: @pumpkintheraccoon
- Followers: 1.5m
Beautiful Loki the Wolfdog has been stealing hearts since 2012. Loki is a husky/arctic wolf/Malamute mix, and Kelly Lund is his human companion. They started backcountry snowboarding together when he was only 4 months old, and before his third birthday, he’d seen most of the western U.S. He is an adventurous dog with a big heart.
- Instagram: @loki
- Followers: 1.7m
7.) Doug The Pug
The Pug is a breed of dog with distinctive features of a wrinkly, short-muzzled face, and curled tail. Doug the Pug is perhaps the most famous of the breed. Doug lives in Nashville, Tennessee and has gained a large social media following. Born in Ohio, Doug made the move to Nashville as a puppy when his owner, Leslie Mosier in 2012. Doug the Pug won the Shorty Award for Instagrammer of the Year 2017. A well deserved win!
- Instagram: @itsdougthepug
- Followers: 3.3m
6.) Lil Bub
As a rescue cat with special needs, Bub has always made a point to spread awareness about adoption and proper animal care. The Bub Store raises money for animals in need. A portion of the proceeds from every sale goes to Lil BUB’s Big FUND for the ASPCA, a national fund for special needs pets. BUB has helped raise close to $300,000 for animals in need since 2012.
- Instagram: @iamlilbub
- Followers: 1.8m
5.) Calico The Hedgehog
Calico is a 2-year-old female African Pygmy hedgehog who knows how to work that camera. With her petite size, undeniably gorgeous face and generally cute appeal, you can see why she’s so popular! May the force be with you.
- Instagram: @adventuresofcalico
- Followers: 73.7k
4.) Crusoe Dachshund
Crusoe is a miniature black and tan dachshund. His tagline is “the wiener dog who thinks he’s more of a celebrity than he really is.” Playful, lively and very cute, miniature dachshunds are great pets for those who love long walks and snuggles. Crusoe has even “written” a book titled Crusoe: Adventures of The Wiener Dog Extraordinaire!
- Instagram: @crusoe_dachshund
- Followers: 596k
3.) Juniper The Fox
Juniper the fox is said to be a bit of a spoilsport. Every morning, she wakes up in a great mood – bubbly, friendly, ready to play. That lasts for about two hours until she’s completely fed up with the world and ready to go back to sleep. Juniper is SASSY. No human or animal is sassier than she is. She may be a nontraditional pet, but she sure is stunning!
- Instagram: @juniperfoxx
- Followers: 2.2m
Venus is a 3-year-old tortoiseshell cat with her own Facebook page and a YouTube channel that’s been viewed over a million times. She’s even appeared on The Today Show! Venus is a feline chimera cat. Her cells contain two types of DNA, caused when two embryos fuse together. Most male tortoiseshell cats are chimeras. The distinctively mottled orange and black coat is a sign that she has an extra X chromosome.
- Instagram: @venustwofacecat
- Followers: 1.4m
1.) Maru Taro
Maru Taro is a Shiba-Inu who lives in Japan and has an epic 2.6 million followers on Instagram. The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the six original and distinct spitz breeds of dog from Japan. A small, agile dog that copes very well with mountainous terrain, the Shiba Inu was originally bred for hunting. A Shiba Inu is independent and very clean with a larger-than-life personality. What’s not to love about this fluffy delightful fellow? Look how happy he is to be Insta-famous!
- Instagram: @Marutaro
- Followers: 2.6m
Do you want to make pet insta-famous? Read these tips on Brit + Co: I Made My Dog Instagram Famous, Here’s How You Can Too.
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