50+ Famous Pets That Have More Social Media Followers Than You
Humans no longer have sole proprietorship of the internet, that’s for sure. Nowadays, they have to share fame with all sorts of pets, from cats and dogs to bunnies, foxes, tortoises, ducks, and even pigeons. The following famous pets have an online fan-base many of us would envy.
Since I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of extremely famous pets like Grumpy Cat, Nala the Cat, or Doug the Pug, I’ve selected 50+ pets of moderate fame, which, even if they might not have a huge following, still surpass that of many humans.
50 Instagram Famous Pets
50. Kikoken Xandy
Our first entry on the list of famous pets on social media is Kikoken. One look at this doggo’s boopable snot and puppy dog eyes and I knew I had to include her in this top. She’s a gorgeous 12-year-old Golden Retriever from Malaysia who enjoys staring at you knowing she will melt your ice cold heart.
Follower count: 6k
Gako is Naomi’s handsome duck, that yes, has more than 7,000 followers. While looking at pictures of Gako, the famous duck, is certainly a treat, my favorite things are the videos in which we can see it enjoy a bath or trying to get some sleep.
Follower count: 9k
48. Layla the Labby
Layla is one of the most majestic and famous dogs the internet has blessed us with as of late, and I’m forever grateful for that. She may not be one of the most expensive dogs in the world and her breed is not the rarest, but she is a social media sweetheart nonetheless. This beautiful girl is an explorer and mountaineer at heart, and you can tell she is enjoying every second of it.
Follower count: 8k
47. Kevin Bacon
Is there anything more satisfying than a pig called Kevin Bacon? I think not. He and his little sister, Gwen, are quite the Instagram stars in the swines category, and you just need to see them sleeping cuddled up to understand why.
Follower count: 8k
When it comes to famous pets on social media, you have to think outside the box. We had a duck, and now it is rabbit time! Rest assured, you will encounter plenty of cute bunnies on this list of famous animals and celebrity pets. This rabbit has a cooler haircut than you, and you can’t convince me otherwise. Poland-bound, this 8-year-old Lionhead Dutch boy called Misiu seems to enjoy posing in front of ornate backgrounds and being walked with a leash.
Follower count: 10k
45. Chinchilla Love
Source: chintubehd on Instagram
This glorious family of chinchillas is bound to bring a smile on your face with just a few scrolls on their Instagram page. They haven’t just conquered the Instagram world, but they have also taken over YouTube with their cute videos.
Follower count: 9k
44. Imschuh & Toffie
As I said, it seems that rabbits are now the new social media sensation when it comes to famous pets you would like to have. If Imschuh sounds like “in shoe,” it’s because that’s exactly what it means. Imschuh and its pal Toffie are two Lionhead Dwarf rabbits from Berlin. Based on their Instagram feed, their owner has a keen eye for photography, and the bunnies are riding that fame wave.
Follower count: 13k
This dog seen here face down in the snow is Louis, a Coton de Tuléar living in Salzburg, Austria. By the look of his Instagram profile, he reaaally loves the snow but also cuddling, which is something I can get on board with. He may not be as famous as Marnie yet, but give it time!
Follower count: 11k
42. Rocky & Coco
Instagram seems to really love fluffy rabbits, and I can’t blame it. Just look at Rocky and Coco, two fashionable German bunnies who are the bestest of friends, and tell me that you don’t feel anything. I dare you!
Follower count: 19k
Surprise, Hedgie is a dog! A loving, adorable, gorgeous boy who was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis and megaesophagus, but who still lives his life to the fullest alongside his human. His story is inspirational, his name is one of the funniest dog names I can think of, and his face is adorable. What’s not to love here?
Follower count: 12k
If you find pigeons scary, you might hate me for this, but Roblox has about 14,000 Instagram followers, making him more famous than you and, overall, one of the most famous pets with wings I know. He is one-year-old, and he likes to be spoiled a lot, despite his often threatening appearance.
Follower count: 23k
By this point, I don’t think anyone expects Otter to be an actual otter. He’s a 9-year-old pit bull rescue born and raised in Philadelphia. He has a keen sense of style, and he sometimes looks like a potato.
Follower count: 16k
Even if you’re not a fan of bearded dragons, you can’t deny that this is a particularly handsome and photogenic boy. While he doesn’t look particularly excited to be the star of the show, I’m pretty sure he appreciates his dedicated followers.
Follower count: 16k
37. Beaubarr Cattery
Such a fancy name could only belong to a fancy cat, and Beaubarr is the very definition of fancy. From the tip of her perfect pink nose to the fluffy hairs on her puffy tail, this adorable Instagram cat influencer has conquered the heart of many. If you do too have a fancy kitty at home, keep in mind that her path to celebrity pets starts with a funny cat name, an Instagram account, and a high-quality camera for you.
Follower count: 21k
The eyes are the windows to the soul, and in this case, Rio’s eyes say “I can’t believe you’ve actually made me wear this hat.” As celebrity pets and famous animals go, photographer Brian Nguyen’s Boston Terrier Rio is living his best life on social media.
Follower count: 23k
It was time for some hedgehogs to make an appearance on this list of famous pets, and it is not just a regular hedgehog I present to you today. Unizo, the dad of Ran-Maru and Tokyo internet sensation, is everything you could want in a pet hedgehog: cute, cuddly, and playful. Bath time seems to be his preferred pastime, but feeding time is a close second.
Follower count: 34k
34. Shishi Maru
Sitting like a person is one of the many things that brought fame to Shishi Maru, this expressive Scottish Fold. From contemplating the meaning of existence to snoozing in a lounge chair, her life seems pretty exciting. If you want to rip the benefits of having a famous cat, we suggest you look at our guide of expensive cat breeds and learn some social media marketing tricks. Or just let her do the job.
Follower count: 30k
Did anyone say the cutest hamster in Japan? This precious little baby can fit in the palm of your hand, and quite enjoys to be there, by the looks of it. Everything about him screams “follow me,” so I obliged.
Follower count: 40k
32. HoneyB & BumbleB
Even if HoneyB and BumbleB, the two Labradoodle pictured above, are the stars of this Instagram account, they also share their internet fame with Jackson the pug and sometimes, Sasha the cat. So here, now you have even more famous animals to follow!
Follower count: 44k
31. Mr.Ginger, Snowy & Frieda
Follow Mr.Ginger for his cool haircut, Snowy for her priceless facial expressions, and Frieda for her awesome name and cute personality. Together, they form the Miracle Piggies, which is also a pretty cool band name Andy Dwyer would most certainly approve of (called it).
Follower count: 43k
30. Merlin & Phoebe
The 4-year-old Merlin and not even one-year-old Phoebe are two Samoyeds living in Seattle and sharing their life online with their nearly 50,000 Instagram followers. You will often see them playing with other fluffy dogs and smiling with their tongue hanging out. When you think the Samoyed is the most expensive dog breed in the world, you realize that fame does not necessarily come after fortune. Surely, Merlin and Phoebe do not care how people build their celebrity and fortunes, because dogs like that are born to be loved, which makes them crazy rich pets.
Follower count: 55k
29. Chief Brody (and His Human, Sean)
Fittingly called Man and Bunny, this Instagram account follows the lives of a bunny called Chief Brody and a human called Sean. Ever since they found each other, they share everything, even a bed.
Follower count: 64k
It was time to have a tortoise on this list of famous animals, especially since this one has quite a following. Henry is an 18-year-old Sulcata tortoise from New York City, and one of the internet’s most famous tortoises. Okay, maybe not as famous as Clyde, Sherlock Holmes’ tortoise in Elementary, but definitely with a larger following.
Follower count: 68k
Meet Jack, a wonderful blushing boy from Brazil. Jack is a sunflower-loving cockatiel, and you can tell that just by looking at its feed. He also loves posing, by the looks of it, and he always seems to have a wicked smile on his face.
Follower count: 59k
The moment a raccoon has more followers than you do, you know it’s time you quit social media altogether and embrace the ways of Rocket or Oy – for the connoisseurs. Uni is an example of such a raccoon, a 4-year-old boy living in Taiwan. Contrary to popular belief, he doesn’t eat garbage, but Pierre Hermé delicacies.
Follower count: 91k
25. Mr. Teddy Bunny
Mr. Teddy Bunny, also known as Poffertje (a traditional Dutch mini pancake – how cute is that??) is a Mini Lop bunny living in Sydney, Australia. He is quite the photogenic gentleman, although it is hard not to be when you’re covered in fluff.
Follower count: 69k
24. Ms. Crumpet of Buttercreamshire
This list wouldn’t have been complete without a corgi and its adorable butt. Take Ms. Crumpet of Buttercreamshire, for instance, who brightens the life of her nearly 100,000 followers. In her free time, she’s also a personal trainer.
Follower count: 147k
I wish I were as stylish as PuiPui, this Tokyo-bound Holland Lop bunny who is so cute you could swear he’s a stuffed animal. My favorite thing about his feed is how he and his owners recreate Sherlock scenes with PuiPui as the famous detective.
Follower count: 95k
Don’t be fooled by his grumpy act, Musashi is actually an adorable hybrid tabby. He is 11-years-old he enjoys sleeping and staring at the camera as if he doesn’t enjoy being one of the most famous Instagram celebrities in the famous pets section. Oh, and he also makes a pretty cute Yoda.
Follower count: 119k
I dare you to look into Tomiinya’s baby blue eyes and not melt. She’s a Russian Blue beauty from Japan whose up-close shots are some of the best I’ve ever seen when it comes to famous cats on the internet.
Follower count: 123k
This 8-year-old chinchilla is the queen of posing next to tiny props. Want to see her having a tea party or pushing a shopping cart around? Then become one of her almost 150,000 followers and you won’t regret it.
Follower count: 144k
19. Melvin & Bianca
The day you realize two bunnies have a nicer bedroom than you, is indeed a sad day. Still, I can’t be too mad, because Melvin and Bianca, two adorable Swedish house bunnies, are clearly worthy of the most luxurious living conditions.
Follower count: 200k
18. Hatch & Nico
If you’ve gasped at the sight of these two long-haired miniature dachshunds, you’re not alone. Hatch, age 15, and Nico, age 6, live in Japan, and they’re about the most adorable tiny creatures the internet has blessed us with.
Follower count: 207k
Known on Instagram as a “master of disguise & purveyor of skullduggery,” Maymo is a Beagle with a flair for the dramatic. If animals dressed in costumes are your thing, you won’t want to miss following this doggo.
Follower count: 227k
A cat with eyebrows is the sort of thing you never knew you needed but discover you can’t live without. Sam’s adorable black eyebrows on his snow-white fur might have gained his internet fame, but his cute personality is what made people stay.
Follower count: 243k
15. Digby & Aloysius Van Winkle
These two Griffons might not be conventionally pretty, but they are undoubtedly some of the most unique-looking pups online. They live in Wellington, New Zealand, where they seem to be having the time of their lives.
Follower count: 250k
Chopin is the representative hedgehog of the account he used to share with his two pals, Matthew and Darcy. He poses in the most creative ways, and he seems to always have a smile or a look of excitement on his face. He may not cook as well as Ratatouille, but boy, does he have a cute mug when he poses with his props!
Follower count: 321k
If you’ve ever searched the web for cute, popular cats, then you probably already know Princess Monster Truck. She is a rescue from the streets of New York who proves that looks are not everything (even if, for me, she is still unbelievably pretty). She may not be Grumpy Cat – as that Internet sensation is irreplaceable -, but give this princess some time and you will not regret being among her first true fans!
Follower count: 293k
Nala might have gained some of its popularity due to her humans, vloggers @Zoesugg and @alfiedeyes, but no one can deny she is adorable in every sense of the word. Given her parents’ photography skills, you can find some really amazing shots of her on her feed.
Follower count: 312k
Did someone say, food connoisseur? Popeye the Foodie Dog is a former stray pup living in LA who is living his best life food-wise. If you want to see pictures of a cute pup and delicious food at the same time, this is the right place.
Follower count: 387k
Rexie is the living example of the idea that a disabled pet doesn’t equal one that is unable to live a happy life. With his two working feet and hilarious facial expressions, Rexie has stolen the internet’s heart, including mine.
Follower count: 413k
9. Geordi La Corgi
I bet you didn’t expect a model among the pets in today’s top, and a butt model nonetheless. Geordi lives in LA and he has quite the online following. If you want to see his adorable, fluffy butt, you just need to scroll a little bit through his profile.
Follower count: 407k
The fact that she was born without her front legs hasn’t stopped Roux in the slightest. She lives in New Orleans and even has a plushie made after her. Her lovable demeanor and kind eyes were enough for me to follow her.
Follower count: 566k
7. Henry & Baloo
The internet loves unlikely animal friendships, that’s for sure, and a cat befriending a dog is a classic. Take Henry and Baloo, for instance, a catto and a pupper from Colorado who both like to explore the world at each other’s side.
Follower count: 1.3m
I’ve been following Suki the Cat on Instagram for quite some time, and I can honestly say she’s one of the most beautiful and photogenic cats I’ve ever seen. Scroll through her feed if you’re looking for cat in nature photos.
Follower count: 1.5m
If you’re familiar with the term chonk, you’ll immediately recognize Hosico as the ultimate chonky baby. He is basically a real-life meme, and I can only imagine snuggling with this baby on a cold winter afternoon is, as Chandler would say – perfection.
Follower count: 1.5m
How does it feel knowing that, as much as you try, your eyeliner will never be as good as this cats? Coby is a stunning snow-white baby with blue eyes that pierce your soul. Plus, the owner’s description of it is every cat owner ever: “‘The most beautiful cat in the world.’—Me”
Follower count: 1.6m
Fluffiness takes on a whole new meaning when you look at Smoothie, the internet’s favorite ginger cat (apart from Garfield, of course). Everything from her eyes to her majestic mane seems to say “worship me, hooman.”
Follower count: 3m
2. Coffee aka Mr. White
A brave cancer survivor, Coffee, also known as Mr. White, is 4 years old and chonky. He looks great as a hipster and has some of the cutest peets ever. He will brighten your day with just a quick scroll through his feed.
Follower count: 2m
1. Juniper & Fig
Oddly enough, the most popular internet pet on this list is not a dog or a cat, but a fox. Well, technically, two foxes – Juniper and Fig. They kind of make me want to have a pet fox, and that says it all.
Follower count: 2.8m
2 Honorable Mentions in the Famous Pets Department
I cannot end this list of famous pets and famous animals on social media without two honorable mentions. You may already be familiar with these superstars, but in case you are not, you can thank me later for brightening your day.
1. Lizzy, A.K.A OwlKitty
You know Owl Kitty from those quirky YouTube videos where she stars thanks to her human, Thibault Charroppin, a talented video editor who blends in his black cat into famous TV and movie scenes. Lizzy also has an Instagram account and over half a million followers. However, in her case, my heart goes to her YouTube channel, where she is the goddess of 360.000 subscribers.
2. Jill the Squirrel
With 738K followers on Instagram, you can easily include Jill the Squirrel among the most famous pets on social media and one of the most adorable famous animals of all time. Jill is a “parkour expert whose only fear is the vacuum” as per her human description. Rescued during Hurricane Isaac, 7 years old Jill now enjoys her Instagram celebrity and living the life of a true queen. You can follow her on Instagram, obviously, but also take a look at her YouTube channel. If you meet her in person, don’t forget she loves some Starbucks napkins!
Do you follow any of these famous pets on Instagram and other channels? If not, then you’re missing out. I would love to hear of any other famous animals that have a social media account (you can never follow too many) if you have other suggestions. Leave me a comment!
Hi, I’m Andrea and I’m a writer, editor, geek, couch potato, and most importantly, animal lover. I have been proudly owned by my two cats, Sherlock and Smokey, for 2 years, and I am by no means ashamed to admit I am a crazy-cat-lady-to-be. How did my love for animals start, you ask?Read more »