Everyone wants a little bit of fame, and with the advent of social media, anyone can become an online superstar in no time.
But that fame is not just limited to mere human beings. Nowadays even pets can become Instagram famous. Each one of these adorable four-legged friends has over a million followers on Instagram, and the lifestyle to prove it.
#1 This one is friends with Jack Black!
Marnie was over ten (doggo) years old when she was adopted in 2012. Her heartbreaking story, unbearable cuteness and heartwarming tale of rescue has earned her fans from all over Hollywood. She’s gotten to meet celebrities such as Bob Saget, Jack Black, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jonah Hill!
Instagram followers: 2.1 million
#2 This one is crazy, and crazy viral!
When Tuna's dad needed new glasses, I remembered a company from years ago called @fetcheyewear! Not only are their glasses super hip (and you can have samples sent to your home for free to try on), but 100% of profits go to @thepixieproject! See the link in Tuna's bio for more info! PS: This is not an ad. Just a great company that I support and believe in! #adoptashelterdogmonth
Here’s one Instagram superstar who went viral the old fashioned way… completely by accident! When Tuna the Chiweenie was accidentally shared to the Instagram homepage, this “underdog with the overbite” became a nationwide sensation. Now that he’s even more famous than some actors he’s become an international symbol of inner beauty.
Instagram followers: 1.9 million
#3 This one took meme status all the way to Hollywood!
It’s Grumpy Cat! One of 2012’s hottest memes is still killing it in the social media arena. Not only is Tardur Sauce (her real name) producing a long line of products and merchandise, the proceeds from those sales are going directly to help animals in need.
Instagram followers: 2.4 Million
#4 This one is making a difference
The best Loki ever has been Insta famous since 2012. Along with his owner Kelly Lund, Loki has been crisscrossing the Western United States to inspire others to do more outdoor activities with their puppers. And he’s making bank. Kelly and Loki own and operate a store selling everything you’d need for a fantastic outdoor adventure with your dog.
Instagram followers: 1.7 Million
#5 This one didn’t let disability get her down!
Meet Lil ‘Bub. A cat born with feline dwarfism. She has extra toes, a shortened jaw, and missing teeth. And she’s killing it on Instagram. Like many on our list, she has turned the financial rewards of being a social media superstar into a way to help others. Much of the proceeds from her online store go to help other cats in need.
Instagram followers: 1.7 million
#6 This one is striking a blow for alternative pets everywhere!
If Juniper doesn’t look like a regular ole pet to you, you’re right! She’s a rare tame, domesticated fox, and Instagram heavyweight. While tame, she’s still a feisty little thing, and can often build up quite the stench. In the business world, her owners run a shop that educates people on domesticated foxes. Don’t you just want to have one?
Instagram followers: 2 million
#7 This one is the entire world’s dog!
If Maru looks familiar to you, there’s a good reason for that. He was named by none other than Time magazine as the “Best Dog in the World.” A native of Japan, Maru is friends with animals of many different species and is so incredibly cuddly. Who could resist that smile?
Instagram followers: 2.6 million
#8 This one is the most popular cat in the world!
This cute little cross-eyed cat is called Nala, and she’s got more followers than any cat on the planet. She’s yet another rescued pet and uses her massive platform to help raise awareness of shelter pets, as well as the importance of spaying and neutering your fluffy best friends.
Instagram followers: 3.7 million
#9 This one can drive!
Vroom, vroom! Rev up those engines because here comes Doug the Pug! Not only is he one of the most popular dogs on Instagram, and not only does he have the most fly whip in the hood, but he also hangs around with the cast of Stranger Things!
Instagram followers: 3.1 million
#1 This one is the most popular pet on Instagram!
Meet Jiff. The biggest Instagram star with four legs. Looking closer to a cuddly teddy than a fluffy pupper, Jiff has over 24 million followers on all social media and is a Guinness World Record holder for most follows by an animal.
Instagram followers: 7.4 million
Jealous yet? I know I am. Looking at these dogs killing it on social media makes me want to up my game a little. Then again, I’ll never even be half as cute or charismatic as any of these superstars!