Non-pet owners will never comprehend the feeling of sharing every movement and expression of your pet to the world. It is almost like new parents taking millions of pictures and videos of their babies every day, but with less crying and screaming.
Without a doubt, the one platform these owners would choose to share these special moments with their furry friends is Instagram. If you scour through the social media platform today, you'll find thousands of pet accounts and you'll end up with blurry eyes just staring at all of them.
But if you're an animal lover who either needs more inspiration on how to show off your cats and dogs or you just want a new account to follow, then Instagram has done all the homework for you in their 2017 Year in Review
Here are the Top 10 most followed pets on Instagram! Mind you, all of them has above one million followers and most of them are even verified accounts!
10. Loki (loki_the_wolfdog) – 1.6 million
Unlike everyone’s frenemy from the Marvel Comics, Loki is a mix of Husky, Arctic wolf and Malamute. His large, fluffy build makes him the perfect animal model in photos, especially in nature!
These pictures make us want to move to the mountainside and raise a mountain dog ASAP.
You can read more about Loki and shop his merchandise here
. Yes, actual merchandise!
9. Lil BUB (iamlilbub) – 1.7 million
Lil BUB’s owner calls her a “one of a kind magical space cat” who is “small but mighty”. So mighty that she has an entire store with her adorable face plastered on everything!
Lil BUB is actually a special needs cat that requires just a tad bit of tender loving care. So since 2012, one of the The Lil BUB Store’s main purposes is to raise awareness and funds for animals in need.
You can visit The Lil BUB Store here
8. Juniper & Fig (@juniperfoxx) – 1.9 million
Juniper is also known as ‘The Happiest Fox’ for very obvious and heartwarming reasons.
She is so popular that they even had a stereotypical ugly Christmas sweater made out of her!
You can buy Juniper’s Ugly Christmas Sweater here
7. Tuna (tunameltsmyheart) – 1.9 million
Tuna’s feed is filled with photos that will literally melt your heart. This little pup is an adorable hybrid of a Chihuahua and Dachshund known as Chiweenie, that loves fashion and travelling.
The designer dog even has a separate account dedicated to travelling! You can follow @thetravelingtuna here
6. Marnie (marniethedog) – 2.1 million
Marnie is a 16-year-old Shih Tzu who was adopted from the shelter at nearly 10 years of age. She has quite the habit of sticking her tongue out and head tiled to the side in all her photos.
And you guessed it, Marnie also has an online store. Shop her stuff and read more about her here
5. Grumpy Cat (realgrumpycat) – 2.4 million
Out of all the pets we’ve mentioned so far, Grumpy is probably, well, the grumpiest of all. Despite his grumpy (how many times can we say grumpy?), every single post of his unhappy face just puts a smile on your face.
Buy a Grumpy pillow for your grumpiest friend here
this Christmas. Who knows? It could just make them smile a little more.
4. Marutaro (marutaro) – 2.6 million
The only Japanese in the bunch, Marutaro is one of the most popular dog breeds from the Land of the Rising Sun, Shiba Inu.
That eye-smile whenever he smiles will warm your soul even in the coldest of winters.
If you can read Japanese, shop Marutaro’s merchandise here
3. Doug (@itsdougthepug) – 3 million
Remember when Pugs were the in-thing for a while? Many trendy bookstores and gift shops had almost everything with a pug’s face printed on them.
Doug, in particular, is so well-known that even Dua Lipa wanted to meet him!
You can buy some of your favourite pug-faced goods here
2. Nala (nala_cat) – 3.5 million
If you’ve never seen Nala the Cat, you must have seen her adorable eyes at least.
She is a 7-year-old Siamese/Tabby mix that has a, wait for it… live show! She even has special guests on and everything.
You can watch Nala’s live show here
1. Jiffpom (jiffpom) – 7.1 million
This tiny Pomeranian is a force to be reckoned with. As you can see, this pup’s following is practically double of all the other pets in this list. Just look through Jiffpom’s feed and you’ll understand why.
Of course he has merchandise too, what were you thinking? Shop Jiffpom’s cute goodies here
Now our only question is, when will other pets make it into the list? Come on, owners of hamsters, rabbits, birds, fish, and... snakes! We hope to see more of those next year.