Here at SpareFoot, we LOVE our pets. We know we’re lucky that we get to bring them to work with us too! Our @sparefoot Instagram account is filled with images of our furry friends, and we were even mentioned in a Forbes article about reasons dog-friendly workplaces attract millennials. And when we’re not giving TLC to our furry friends or working, we love checking out some of our favorite cuddly buddies on Instagram.

We were curious to know more about the biggest pet social media stars — what breeds, their backstory, how they got where they are, and any tips for those looking to grow their pets social media following. Those tips will be shared in a separate piece, but in doing this research, we discovered some interesting trends in predicting social media pet stardom. The following traits and/or adoptive family may predict social media stardom:

  • Being owned by a creative — photographer, visual artist, designer
  • Extraordinarily attractive/adorable/cute
  • Ridiculously ugly/strange looking
  • Having the appearance of human features like eyebrows or a moustache
  • Cuddly and/or patient in terms of being dressed up and posed
  • Being a French Bulldog
  • Your owner is connected and/or a social media celebrity themselves

Here’s a list of some of the cleverest, cutest, and most-followed stars:

1. Bodhi, The Menswear Dog

2. Buddy, Blue and Boo (Yes, THAT Boo)


3. Digby and Alo, Griffins

4. Doug The Pug


5. Dougie the Shih Tzu

6. Filip and Liam, Frenchie Rescues


7. Hamilton the Hipster Cat

8. Hamlet, Pig


A photo posted by Hamlet (@hamlet_the_piggy) on

9. Harlow and Sage, Weimaraner and Miniature Dachshund

10. Jaxx, Siberian Husky


A photo posted by Jaxx (@huskyjaxx) on

11. Jiffpom, Dog

A photo posted by jiffpom 🐻 (@jiffpom) on

12. Jimmy the Bull Terrier


13. Lil Bub, Cat

A photo posted by Lil BUB (@iamlilbub) on

14. Loki the Wolfdog


A photo posted by Loki (@loki_the_wolfdog) on

15. Manny the Frenchie

16. Maple, Multi-Instrumentalist


17. Marnie, Dog

18. Milo, French Bulldog


19. Nala, Cat

A photo posted by nala_cat (@nala_cat) on

20. Norbert, Dog


A photo posted by NORBERT (@norbertthedog) on

21. Norm, Pug

A photo posted by Jeremy Veach (@jermzlee) on

22. Piggy and Polly, French Bulldogs


23. Pudge, Cat

A photo posted by Pudge (@pudgethecat) on

24. Roku, Cat


A photo posted by Roku Roku (@rokuthecat) on

25. Sam Has Eyebrows, Cat

A photo posted by Sam (@samhaseyebrows) on

26. Barkley Sir Charles, French Bulldog



27. Tardar Sauce, Grumpy Cat


28. Chloe the Mini Frenchie

29. Theo of Mama’s Gone City, Dog


30. Toast, King Charles Spaniel/

31. Trotter, French Bulldog


A photo posted by Trotter (@trotterpup) on

32. Tuna, Chiweenie

33. Venus, Two Face Cat


A photo posted by Venus Cat (@venustwofacecat) on

Bonus: Napoleon Bonapup, Sussex Spaniel

This guy is new to social media and to our company, but he and his sister, Josephine, a yellow lab, are quickly becoming SpareFoot mascots.

Jodi Holzband