By: Claire Downs
If you’re one of those lucky people with a chill boss, you can bring Fido to the office, because June 24 is National Take Your Dog to Work Day. If you’re like most of us at work, you’ll probably have to hide in the bathroom, open Instagram, and live vicariously through super adorable pictures of other peoples’ pets (O.P.P). (You down with O.P.P? Yeah you know me!) Isn’t that why the Internet was invented in the first place? Finding the perfect furry friends for your feed isn’t always easy -’da Gram is totally overloaded with cuteness. That’s why we’ve cranked up the adorable to an 11 and found the most beloved puppies, kitties, bunnies and even capybaras that will make you go “AWW!”
Prepare to lose your mind because these ’lil guys are so precious, they might actually kill you with cuteness! Check them out right meow and try not to squeal out loud!
The Dogist (@thedogist)
Fans of Humans of New York and The Sartorialist, will love this collection of pups flaunting their street style, accompanied by adorable captions and awesome backstories. At 2M followers and a best-selling book, this gorge feed is one of the largest dog accounts on IG.
Marnie The Dog (@marniethedog)
Who says puppies should get all the attention? Marnie the Dog, a 14 year old Shih Tzu from NYC, has captured the hearts of 1.9 million Instafans with her perpetually hanging tongue and tilted head. Marnie is so famous, that celebrities will often contact her owner to set up meetings. Demi Lovato, James Franco, Miley Cyrus, and Lena Dunham have all posed alongside Marnie.
Smoothie The Cat (@smoothiethecat)
Also known as “The World’s Most Photogenic Cat,” Smoothie is a British Longhair living in the Netherlands. If that sounds fancy it’s because she IS – according to her owner, she’s always posing, so she must know that she’s a 10!
Doug the Pug (@itsdougthepug)
If dogs acting like humans is your thing, you’re barking up the right tree. Doug the Pug (the self-proclaimed King of Pop Culture) is basically all of us. At 1.8M followers, you can catch Doug drinking mimosas, wearing Crocs, and lounging poolside in a mermaid tail.
Pudge the Cat (@pudgethecat)
Pudge will give you side-eye for days. But don’t be fooled by that mustache, Pudge is a kitty lady, who clearly doesn’t have time of any of this. She’s too important for humans, even if we’re part of her 600K follower base! She’s over it!
Hamilton the Hipster Cat (hamilton_the_hipster_cat)
Hamilton has been sporting a mustache (and the same name as the most popular musical) since before it was cool. The 2-year old rescue’s bio simply states: “Yes, it’s real.” Hamilton’s owner did something amazing with the cat’s Instafame: he donated the account to charity. Proceeds from Hamilton’s pics now go to Adopt-a-Pet.
No, that’s not a teddy bear: it’s an Insta-celebrity named JiffPom. At 2.5M followers, JiffPom has built a puppy empire for himself. As an extremely talented model/actor/gymnast (he can do handstands and Dab on cue), Jiff’s been featured in Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” video and in a Covergirl commercial. Jiff also has his own published calendar, and a line of Emojis called JIFFMOJI.
Juniper Foxx (@juniperfoxx)
Jamie, Megan, and now Juniper. While we wouldn’t recommend keeping a fox as a pet (she has a tendency to pounce) – her pictures are amazing to look at from afar. As the self-proclaimed “Happiest Fox of Instagram,” Juniper has nearly 800K followers. Now all she needs is to find a hound…
LIKE ALL THE PUPPIES! This catch-all puppy account re-grams the best lil’ pups on ’da Gram. Join the 1.4M followers for puppies of all kinds (sometimes stacked!) and I dare you to try and not ❤️ every single one.
Menswear Dog (@mensweardog)
Bodhi’s owner Yena Kim, a former Ralph Lauren fashion designer, apparently makes upwards of $15K a month dressing her Shiba Inu in high-end apparel. At 258K followers, Bodhi has been pictured donning Ferragamo, Coach, Brooks Brothers, and Todd Snyder.
Wally the Angora Rabbit (wally_and_molly)
Meet Wally, the bunny rabbit who has pigtails for ears. Wally likes to eat snacks and hop from soft surface to soft surface, so basically, he’s all of us. Except that he has 300K followers and his own advice column.
Jack the Cockatiel (@jackthecockatiel)
Squawk! This beautiful cockatiel’s minimalist portraits are sure to bring a calming sensation over you as you scroll through his beautifully composed pics with toys and miniatures. It’s no wonder the bird’s got 51K followers – that’s something to Tweet about!
Turtle Tuesday (@turtletuesday)
Graphic Designer Kyle Huber (@asenseofhuber) – who also has a huge Insta following – started photographing his seven slider turtles every Tuesday. The result: Turtle Tuesday – a gorgeous account with bright colors, turtles on skateboards, and HD closeups!
Lil BUB (@iamlilbub)
Born with a series of genetic deformities (which make her even cuter), Lil Bub is a celebrity cat with a following of 1.1 Grammers. Two years ago, Lil BUB starred in an indie documentary called Lil Bub & Friendz which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. It had appearances by Grumpy Cat, Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat. Lil BUB even has an album out called Science & Magic which features liner notes by Andrew W.K.!
Tonkey is 100% Shar-Pei, but you might mistake her for a baby bear! New to the Instagram fame game (the account is only about a year old), her account already has 400K followers!