The cutest dogs and cats to follow on Instagram

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These ridiculously adorable four-legged furballs are some of the most influential animals on the internet – and they probably have more followers than you! From rescue cats to underdogs with an overbite these pets pack a punch with product lines, book deals, movie appearances and charity foundations. Find out which pets could be bringing a whole lot of cuteness to your newsfeed.

Doug the Pug

Instagram followers: 3.2M

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Doug joined Instagram in October 2014 and has since been titled the ‘King of Pop Culture’. Career highlights include becoming a New York Times Bestseller, starring in a Febreze commercial and appearing in a music video for Fall Out Boy. This pooch has also been snapped alongside Ed Sheeran and the kids from Stranger Things.

Tuna melts my heart

Reese Witherspoon says you need to follow this “underdog with the overbite.” As a rescue dog himself, Tuna has toured the US to raise awareness for animal rescue putting his fame to good use. Looking for the most pet-friendly destinations to take your pet away? Tuna travels frequently searching for just such places, so he can give you some tips.

Instagram followers: 1.9M

Monty the mini Dachschund

Instagram followers: 107k

Monty’s based in London and enjoys walks, chicken, naps and tricks. Famous for his glossy coat and dapper bow ties Monty definitely has some character behind those looks.... 

... but of course, a face as cute as that helps get you out of trouble.  Monty is Admiral's Pet Insurance ambassador, and he regularly shares advice for fellow dachshund's how he stays happy and healthy. 

Blue Staffy

Instagram followers: 208k

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Ramsey is a Blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier from England. His posts aim to make a political statement about the nature of Staffordshire Bull Terrier, which have a negative reputation for being aggressive. Ramsey’s light-hearted snaps aim to show the “true nature of the breed.”

Anuko

Instagram followers: 112k followers

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The ‘unimpressed’ husky is helping owner Jasmine Milton fund her medical degree, with £20 000 already raised by the two year old dog. Jasmine also hopes to use Anuko’s fame to further her website Snowdog Guru. She explains huskies are a difficult breed to keep if you don’t have the right knowledge about training and diet. Therefore by offering advice she hopes to combat the rising issue of huskies becoming one of the most common breeds in UK shelters.

Dolly Pawton

Instagram followers: 110k

From London, this cute Chihuahua with “too much attitude” is famous for her bold fashion choices and has worked with Selfridges, Benefit Cosmetics and Daniel Wellington watches. Dolly is also a gay rights activist and she’s featured in Vogue magazine.

Lil Bub

Instagram followers: 1.7M

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This furry feline got her big break in 2011 on Tumblr, she was born with genetic anomalies and a rare bone condition, but this hasn’t held her back. She’s raised $300 000 for ASPCA, an organisation which helps to support animals with special needs. She also has her own book, soundtrack and has appeared on Good Morning America.

Venus the Two Face Cat

Instagram followers: 1.4M

National Geographic and the Smithsonian have both attempted to solve the mystery behind this distinctive cat’s features. Venus’ Instagram account celebrates her differences “Why fit in when we were born to stand out? – Dr Seuss” while also encouraging cat owners to ‘#adoptdontshop’ and ‘#sprayandneuter.’ The feline raises funds for a different shelter every month.

Nala Cat

Instagram followers: 3.5M

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Varisiri Methachittiphan, Nala’s owner originally set up an account on Instagram to share photos of Nala with friends and family. Nala is another successful rescue cat, boasting partnerships with Google, Uber and retail chain PetSmart. The next goal for Nala is setting up a cat cancer awareness charity.

Waffles the Cat

Instagram followers: 559k

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This Scottish Fold cat was rescued as a kitten. He now sells posters, calendars, t-shirts and even receives letters from fans, since setting up a social media account in 2012. He’s partnered with Friskies, Petsmart and Samsung.

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