Are you sick of seeing the same TikTok trends over and over? Or is your Instagram feed boring? We have just the cure for your social media blues. There are thousands of pet influencers out there who can brighten your day. We’ve rounded up the top 35, and you can start following them today.
Top 35 Pet Influencers Today Are:
Furry Jiffpom looks like a teddy bear, but he’s a Pomeranian with a unique haircut. Follow his social media channels to see him model adorable clothing and see where he’s making his next appearance. Jiffpom is a savvy business pup and sells a range of merchandise, including calendars, figurines, and stuffed animals.
2. Popeye the Foodie Dog
If you love dogs and L.A.’s food scene, follow Popeye the Foodie Dog. He and his owner record their experiences dining at southern California’s dog-friendly eateries. Popeye is a charming, scruffy little dog that is a true mixed breed. His doggy DNA test revealed that he is a Shih Tzu, poodle, Pomeranian, Maltese, Chihuahua, and a rat terrier.
Juniper is one of the few exotic pets on our list, and she has quite the back story. She is a rescue fox, born in captivity. Her parents were part of the fox fur trade. Juniper and other fur trade rescues are genetically different from their wild counterparts. She can’t survive in the wild, but her owners admit that she and other foxes don’t make good pets for the average pet owner. Juniper shares her social media channels with her exotic housemates, like fellow foxes and skunks.
4. Nala Cat
Nala is a sweet grey, black, and white striped kitty. She uses social media to endorse cat products. This enterprising kitty even has her own line of cat food brand “Love, Nala.” According to a recent Instagram post, she won the Guinness World Record for the cat with the most Instagram followers, with 4.4 million. Nala hasn’t forgotten her humble beginnings as a shelter cat. She is certainly living a comfortable life now.
5. Loki the Wolfdog
Loki is a husky/arctic wolf/malamute mix with icy blue eyes. This gorgeous boy lives in Denver with his owner, Kelly. The pair loves the outdoors and uses social media to chronicle their adventures. Loki has his own line of pet CBD, collars, and other merchandise.
6. Venus the Two Face Cat
Venus’ photos may look altered, but they’re not. One-half of her face is entirely black, while the other half has orange tabby coloring. She even has two different colored eyes. The famous kitty’s Instagram page reminds us, “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” Venus first caught the public’s attention in 2012 when Smithsonian Magazine ran an article about her unique appearance.
7. Doug the Pug
We’re a little envious of Doug the Pug’s wardrobe. He models everything from an Elvis costume to Calvin Klein underwear and a Superman get-up. Doug knows how to bump elbows with celebrities. He’s had his photo taken with the cast of Stranger Things, Ed Sheeran, and Shakira. Get his official merchandise at DougThePugStore.com.
8. Tika the Iggy
Tiki is a fashionable Italian greyhound living in Montreal. She models her outfits on Instagram, ranging from elegant ballgowns to hoodies. Tika is also an entrepreneur and author. Check out her website to buy her book and check out her merchandise.
9. Manny the Frenchie
Manny’s Instagram profile declares he’s the “World’s Most Followed Bulldog.” With one million followers, that’s not an exaggeration. Manny lives in Chicago with his family, who love to post videos of him shopping and trying out the latest Bark Box. Manny uses his social media accounts to bring attention to shelter dogs who need a home.
10. Tucker Budzyn
Tucker is a stunningly handsome AKC golden retriever from Michigan. He became a proud papa in 2021. All of Tucker’s puppies found amazing homes, but his owner decided to keep one, Todd. You can track this father-son duo’s antics on social media. Tucker is learning the hard way that puppies are high-energy and a lot of work!
11. Toby LittleDude
“LittleDude” is more than a name; it’s a registered trademark. Toby is a pint-sized Maltese from Vancouver. We think he looks amazing for being over 15 years old! Toby is enjoying his retirement years but has a social life. Check out his Instagram to see him play at the dog park and try out new toys.
12. Smoothie the Cat
Sweet Smoothie is known for her flowing orange and cream mane. Her good looks have earned her 2+ million Instagram followers. Smoothie’s posts are pretty tame compared to most pet influencers. She doesn’t model pet clothing. Nor does she have a bunch of merchandise to sell, although she does have a calendar. Most of Smoothie’s photos are of her chilling at home.
13. Esther the Pig
If silly pigs are your thing, check out Esther. This lovable sow models wigs, glasses, and the occasional pearl necklace. Esther was born in 2012. Her owners, Steve and Derek, thought they were adopting a “mini pig.” She surprised everyone when grew to be 650 pounds. Esther is the inspiration behind her dads’ Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary.
Norbert is a tiny 3-pound dog with a big heart. He’s a senior canine who’s spent most of his life working as a registered therapy dog. Norbert is a former shelter dog and encourages others to adopt. If you can’t get enough of Norbert, check out his playing cards, book, and stuffies. Follow him on Instagram to become part of his “Norberthood.”
At first glance, you might confuse Nelson with another famous bull terrier, Bullseye the Target dog. But Nelson is renowned in his own right and the self-proclaimed “CEO of snacks.” He shot to internet fame when he became the subject of “Walter” memes. Nelson lives in Texas and has his own website.
16. Harlow and Sage
This is the ultimate Instagram page for dog lovers. The “harlowandsage” handle belongs to a family of five dogs: Harlow, Indiana, Reese, Ezra, and Mae. This canine pack will keep you entertained with their differing personalities and antics.
17. Jill the Squirrel
Jill’s owner rescued her in 2012 during Hurricane Isaac. Her Instagram bio describes Jill as a “Vegetarian, parkour expert whose only fear is the vacuum.” Jill is potty trained (no, really). She uses a small trash can lined with paper towels or a cloth-lined tray to do her business. When Jill isn’t munching on carrots or sugar snap peas, she models tiny hats.
18. Geordi La Corgi & Scotty
The only thing cuter than a corgi is two Corgis! Geordi and Scotty are brothers. They’re not afraid to cover topics other pet influencers won’t touch, like how to keep a corgi’s butt fur clean. Between attending dog shows and stud service, these are two busy corgis.
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Tuna is a little dog with a big social media following. The senior Chiweenie has 2 million Instagram followers and counting. Despite being a real sweetheart, Tuna is known for his snaggle-toothed grin and curmudgeon looks. As a true influencer, he sells his merchandise and makes cameo appearances.
20. Menswear Dog (aka “Bohdi”)
Bohdi celebrates New York Fashion Week all year long. He’s one fashionable Shibu inu in his berets and tuxedos. Bohdi has perfected the art of looking cool yet aloof. He’s partnered with brands like Brooks Brothers, Chewy, and Miller Lite. His Instagram feed is sure to give you a good chuckle.
Reagandoodle is a curly-haired pup whose business endeavors support kids in foster care. The Australian labradoodle is an accomplished author and has his own calendar. He loves hanging out with his human siblings and even dresses like them sometimes.
22. Maya the Samoyed
Maya is a super fluffy pup who always has a smile on her face. Most of her Instagram feed is close-up photos, which we’re okay with because she’s so cute. Maya’s owner uses social media to answer questions about Samoyeds and bring awareness to the unique needs of this breed.
23. Shinjiro Ono
If you’re looking for a global pet influencer to follow, check out Shinjiro Ono. This pup loves showing the world what Dog Life is like in Japan. Shinjiro Ono has almost 2.5 million followers who love to watch him hang out with his family and dog friends. And yes, he does have his own online store full of merchandise.
24. Bulldog Blogger
Beneath every bulldog’s tough exterior is a goofy pup. Such is the case for the Bulldog Blogger, who just wants to make people happy. Bulldog Blogger doesn’t post as often as other pet influencers, but this is still one account you want to follow. The themed photo shoots and intense bulldog stare can’t be missed.
25. Prissy and Pop
Prissy and Pop are two pigs living their best lives in Florida. Follow their busy schedules, which include days at the beach and shopping with their pug sibling. Prissy and Pop love to model clothes, too. They live with other rescued farm animals in Sanderson, Florida.
Maddie is worth following if you want to see one chill dog in beautiful locations. Her dad is a professional photographer and Maddie is his muse. Together, they live #thevanlife and travel to beautiful places like Arizona and Montana. You can follow their adventures on Instagram.
27. Grumpy Cat
If Grumpy Cat looks familiar, there’s a good reason for that. This kitty is the face behind countless memes. Grumpy has over 2.5 million viewers who know that the perpetual frown is really his “resting kitty face.” Follow Grumpy Cat’s Instagram to see the latest merchandise and goings-on, but don’t expect a smile anytime soon.
28. Suki Cat
Suki is an exotic-looking kitty who shares an Instagram with fur sibling Killua. She is a leash-trained Bengal, so expect many exotic locations and gorgeous scenery. This might be the only Instagram page where you’ll see a cat in a canoe, for instance! Suki lives in Alberta, Canada but is known to travel.
29. Coby The Cat
Coby is a stunningly handsome British shorthair from California. He loves to model kitty clothing, eat, and nap. And did we mention eating? Coby is known for his appetite. Follow him for the occasional scoop on Coby merchandise. His icy blue eyes and good looks have earned him many followers.
30. Coffee, aka Mr. White
Coffee is a model, spokes-kitty, and cancer survivor. He partners with another pet influencer, Nala Cat, to help promote her cat food line. We think he has a pretty cool wardrobe for a cat. You’ll love Coffee’s inquisitive eyes and sweet demeanor.
31. Monkey Boo
Monkey Boo is a capuchin monkey who has been in front of the camera for most of his life. He and his owner have a popular YouTube channel that has racked up 700+ million views since 2012. Monkey Boo’s videos feature him trying new foods, ordering at fast food drive-thrus, and opening his fan mail.
32. Crusoe the Dachshund
Crusoe is proof that you can be a doggy influencer no matter your size. This “weiner dog” is a People’s Choice Awards winner who’s no stranger to the red carpet. But he hasn’t let fame get to his head. Crusoe and his fellow mini dachshunds can often be seen going for walks and spending time at the lake.
33. Mr. Pokee
Mr. Pokee is proof that you don’t have to be a dog or cat to be Insta-famous. He’s a hedgehog who takes his followers on “the world’s cutest adventures.” Join Mr. Pokee’s almost 2 million followers to see what this pint-sized pet is up to next.
Shortcake’s Instagram bio gives us some insight into her personality: “Queen of Belly Rubs, Breaker of Gas, Mother of Naps, Eater of Poo.” She’s a rescued bully breed who now lives a pampered life in Southern California. Shortcake is a senior dog, and she’s more laid back than some of the younger doggy influencers. Expect to see lots of cuddle time and naps on her feed.
Mila is a dog to follow if you want to see augmentative interspecies communication (AIC) in action. She uses PetFluent buttons to express her needs and wants to her owner. She’s been learning AIC since 2020 and her vocabulary continues to grow. This Collie/Husky/Aussie mixed breed isn’t all business, though. She does find time to hang with her fellow dog friends.
Pet Influencer FAQs
Who Is the Most Followed Pet Influencer?
JiffPom is often listed as the top-ranking pet influencer on social media today. He has over 9.5 million Instagram followers.
How Much Money Do Pet Influencers Make?
Pet influencers (and their business savvy owners) make money through sponsorships, ads, and selling their own branded merchandise. Most pets are shy and don’t like to brag about their earnings! However, some sources estimate that top earners can make several thousand dollars per post.
Most pet influencers don’t turn to social media for money, though. It’s about connecting with fans and having a little fun.
Most of our pet influencers are cats and dogs, but we’ve included a capuchin monkey, a hedgehog, and even a pig. Some pet influencers use social media to promote their businesses. Others take the opportunity to bring awareness to animal rescue. All of them will make you smile!
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