Full disclosure before we begin:
I follow more dogs than actual people on Instagram.
It’s ridiculous. Yet awesome. When I’m having a bad day, I just need to scroll through my Instagram feed and check out all the precious puppies and I’m cured. It’s basically therapy.
So just to show how much I love you and love puppies of any description, I have compiled a list of my top 7 must-follow Instagram accounts for dog lovers.
You can thank me later.
Each and every time darling Miss Sailor shows up in my Instagram feed, I can’t help but smile. Just look at that sweet little face! I have such a soft spot for Labradoodles (our family dog is a chocolate Labradoodle!) and this lovely girl is no exception. Miss Sailor’s Instagram account documents her adventures around her home and with her friends!
Uh-oh, it’s double trouble! Coco and Lele are a corgi and a dachshund, respectively. They pride themselves on being “two short-legged dogs”, which is perhaps why I love them so much – I can kind of relate a bit, let’s be honest. Who doesn’t want to see two doggy best friends wearing party hats and playing basketball? No one, that’s who.
If you haven’t come across Doug the Pug yet, where have you been living!? Doug’s Instagram is a blessing for anyone who comes across it, and that’s a lot of people – Doug has been snapped hanging out with all the big names, from John Legend to Hayley Williams to Meghan Trainor. Plus Doug has just recreated all of Taylor Swift’s famous Instagrams. Yes, it’s true.
Miss Marnie is a gorgeous “senior lady” living in New York City, and it’s hard not to fall completely in love with her. She dresses up in fabulous outfits, takes selfies wearing sunglasses and speaks in text talk, which is basically a combination made in heaven. If you’re looking to follow a fabulous, hilarious, public-transport-riding Shih Tzu, Marnie’s Instagram is where you need to go.
At the time of writing this article, the first photo on Lola’s Instagram is her reaching for a big glass of white wine. Which essentially sums up why I identify with her on a personal level. This roly-poly Frenchie honestly pulls some of the most incredible facial expressions (including the most winning smile ever), and lights up my life in just about every way. I think she’ll do the same to you.
Tonkey’s Instagram seems to be gaining popularity very quickly recently, and it’s not hard to see why. Tonkey is a teddy bear. I’m not even entirely convinced she is real. Her description says she is a Shar Pei. But I think that’s just code for GIANT BALL OF FLUFF. Please do not go without this sweetheart and her perfect squishy face in your life.
Just to add a touch of sophistication to this post, I can’t help but include little Ella Bean. This sweet pea likes to shop, drink champagne and just generally be flawless. She has some friends that feature in her pictures sometimes, but secretly she thinks they’re just basic (because she’s so fab and basically no one can compare). Bringing some sass to your Instagram one snap at a time.
So have you found your new favourite Instagram account? If you’ve got a favourite doggy Instagram, let me know in the comments below – I’m always after new ones to follow (because I’m obviously not following enough)!