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The top pet influencers to follow on social media

What's better than endless cute pictures of furry friends? Welcome to the wonderful world of pet influencers on social media. From an English Bulldog to a Shetland Pony, these fur babies are flooding our timelines one adorable post at a time. 

Like any other social media influencer, pet influencers have massive followings simply by portraying their everyday lifestyle, building a brand, and connecting with their audience. That built-in following has led to many great marketing opportunities for brands to reach their target audience.

Whether you’re a brand looking to add some cute to your campaign or just someone who wants more pets in their social media feed, these are some of the best pet influencers to follow on social media:

Nala Cat

Nala Cat is an internet sensation flooding the Instagram algorithm and oozing with charm and beauty. Nala Cat has been building her Instagram since 2012 with lovely and entertaining videos and over 4 million followers. Like a true influencer, Nala Cat created her own product, Love Nala, a successful cat food brand with treats and supplements for other cats. 

Popeye the Foodie Dog

Popeye the Foodie Dog is the cutest little pup from LA traveling the world, dining and reviewing all the pet-friendly restaurants. Nothing brightens our day more than seeing Popeye smiling from ear to ear with his lovely meals and dog friends. Get your notes app out — you’ll want to jot down some of these restaurants as well! 

Fat Tony the Bulldog

Based in Toronto, Canada, the most adorable Bulldog on Instagram is Fat Tony the Bulldog. One look at his Instagram, and you'll immediately fall in love with his pudgy little drooling face. Follow him for cute pictures of his outfits on his Canadian adventures. With almost 20K followers, Fat Tony has dedicated fans all over the world who send him fan art.   

Suki Cat

Another Canadian pet influencer, Suki Cat is a beautiful blue-eyed kitty. Not only does she have 1.8 million followers on TikTok, but also 101K subscribers on YouTube. Follow Suki the Cat as she wanders in nature through the beautiful mountains near Alberta, Canada, where she’s from.

Josh the Doodle

Josh the Doodle is the most joyful, full-of-life dog you’ll see on your Instagram feed. With 315K followers, Josh the Doodle gives us a glimpse of his life as he spreads awareness about living with special needs. Kimberly, Josh’s owner, started the Be Like Josh Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and advocacy of dogs with neurological disabilities. Ultimately, they want to share with everyone that all animals and people, wherever they are on the spectrum of abilities, are worthy of being seen, loved, and appreciated.

Teddy the Shetland 

Since 2015, Teddy the Shetland has been a self-proclaimed international heartbreaker. The beautiful pony has built an Instagram community of over 170K followers, posing for us from all different angles as he dabbles in modeling, making women everywhere melt. 

Maple Cat

As hard as you try, you will not be able to stop yourself from letting out the longest “awwww” possible. Maple Cat is a golden British Shorthair with over 600K followers on Instagram. His Instagram is filled with fun and cute moments from his day. Maple's Instagram features photos and videos of her napping in cozy blankets, playing with toys, and exploring the great outdoors. She has become a beloved figure in the pet influencer community, inspiring many people to adopt their own British Shorthairs.

Real Diddy Kong

Living their best life in Miami, Real Diddy Kong, featuring Diddy and Yeti Kong, are probably the most exotic pet influencers you'll run into on Instagram. With an Instagram follower count of 780K, Diddy and Yeti Kong are two best friend monkeys giving us funny and adorable content, followed by weekly giveaways for their fans.  

Chowder the Bear Dog

Based in the Philippines, Chowder is a Chow Chow dog breed doing all that pet influencers do. His undeniable charm constantly lights up the days of their 364K followers. He is known for his adorable fluffy appearance and playful personality. Chowder's Instagram features photos and videos of him exploring the outdoors, playing with his favorite toys, and snuggling with his owners.

Hamlet the Piggy

Hamlet the Piggy is the most fashionable pig influencer dominating Instagram. From Nashville to LA, Hamlet the Piggy is not only an influencer, but an Epilepsy advocate, showing the world you can still live your best life. With her trendy looks and lovely personality, Hamlet has grown an online Instagram community of 323K followers. 

The takeaway

Pet influencers have become a significant part of social media culture, and their popularity is only continuing to grow. These furry friends have captured our hearts with their adorable personalities, funny antics, and relatable moments. Pet influencers have also become a lucrative business for their owners, as they can partner with brands for endorsements and collaborations. 

However, behind the cute pictures and videos, these pets are still living creatures that require love, care, and attention. As long as we continue to treat our pets with the respect and care they deserve, the world of pet influencers will continue to bring joy and entertainment to our lives.

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