Animals are truly special. They can lift our spirits, send away our worries, and make us feel at peace. Thanks to the rise of “pet influencers,” you can get a direct dose of lovable animals straight from your Instagram feed. These perfect creatures spread joy through their cute stories and charming photos, reaching millions of people around the world. There is nothing like seeing a dog in a suave leather jacket or a hedgehog ice cream cone.
With almost 11 million followers, this adorable pomeranian is essentially the Kylie Jenner of animal Instagram. Jiffpom is so cute that he barely looks real. However, he’s not just a pretty face. Jiffpom has two Guinness World records and even appeared in the music video for Katy Perry’s song, “Dark Horse.” He’s also made appearances in a few TV shows. If you can’t get enough of this perfect pup, you can follow him on Youtube and TikTok, as well.
Have you ever seen an animal that is so cute that it hurts? Nala is a Siamese and Tabby mix with stunning, bright blue eyes. Her Instagram feed is full of her running around the house, playing with other animals, and closeups of her insanely beautiful eyes. Like Jiffpom, Nala is also a Guinness World record holder. With just over 4 million followers, it’s easy to say that Nala is one of the most popular cats in the world.
Animal Instagram isn’t just about showing off cute cats and dogs. It’s also a place where you can find cute foxes going on adventures and begging for ear rubs. Though Juniper is the star of the show, the Instagram feed shows off all of her furry family. This includes a dog, a cat, 2 sugar gliders, and her brother, Fig.
Dogs can be more than cute. In fact, they can be downright fashionable. Bodhi, known more commonly as the menswear dog, models menswear on his Instagram. The contrast involved in an adorable Shiba Inu modeling serious outfits is a ton of fun. Bodhi has over 400,000 followers and has appeared in the pages of GQ, The New York Times, and Time Magazine. He even has a fashion line.
To follow, or not to follow, that is the question. If you enjoy watching a cute pig dress up and play around, the answer is clear. Hamlet’s story is a heartwarming tale of friendship. Melanie, Hamlet’s human, struggles with seizures and depression. Hamlet’s sweet and spunky personality helped Melanie through darker moments, allowing her to regain her independence. Now, Hamlet spreads her warmth to nearly 400,000 Instagram followers, bringing joy to people all over the world.
Hamilton the hipster cat is a finely mustachioed feline who boasts an Instagram following of 800,000 people. Though Hamilton was originally part of a feral cat colony, a volunteer from the Humane Society Silicon Valley rescued him. After settling into a loving home, his unique fur pattern helped bring him a life of fame. Now, he and his human spend their time promoting rescue efforts for other animals.
Named for pop singer Lionel Richie, Lionel the hedgehog is a superstar in his own right. He rose from humble beginnings, gaining a thousand followers in about a week. That quickly grew to 27,000 after Joe Jonas reposted a photo of Lionel sitting on top of an ice cream cone. From there, dozens of companies shared photos of the sweet hedgehog with the world. Now Lionel boasts a following of 150,000 people and an Instagram feed full of a cute hedgehog doing cute hedgehog things.
Some dogs aren’t cute in the traditional way, but they’re still precious. Tuna is a Chihuahua-Dachshund mix and is a tiny bundle of joy. The combination of his overbite, recessed jaw, and adorably wrinkly neck has allowed Tuna to become an internet sensation. His Instagram account alone has over two million followers who adore the goofy dog. Tuna and his human advocate for animal welfare and raise money for animal rescue groups.
Who said Instagram is only for fur, fluff, and fuzz? Ethel the glamour tortoise’s feed shows the tortoise living her best life grazing on plants, going on walks, and playing in shallow pools. Of course, she does this all while sporting everything from dungarees to sundresses. Ethel truly lives up to the moniker “glamour tortoise.”
Venus is an incredibly unique tortoiseshell cat with heterochromia. This results in her face looking like a perfect mixture of two different, equally adorable cats. Venus’ striking appearance has made her an internet favorite and she’s even appeared on shows like The Today Show. Despite her two faces, Venus is an incredibly sweet and loving creature who spends her time playing and sneaking food away from the dogs in the house.
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