10 Instagram Accounts To Follow If You Truly Love Animals

By Alessia Paolone on May 8 2020 in Environment

Following celebrity animals on Instagram can be immense fun. Image credit: Annette Shaff/Shutterstock.com
Following celebrity animals on Instagram can be immense fun. Image credit: Annette Shaff/Shutterstock.com
  • The Dodo has 8.4m followers and shares heartwarming rescue stories, which will instantly restore your faith in humanity.
  • Marnie the Dog is/was an Instagram celebrity with 1.8m followers. She was adopted at the age of 11 and definitely lived a great life!
  • Pumpkin the Raccoon was rescued after she broke her leg and became an Instagram sensation, couting over 1.4m followers.

Who uses Instagram almost daily? Who loves quirky and loveable pets? If you said yes to these two questions, then there are many Instagram accounts you can follow to get your daily dose of love and smiles. Following celebrities and influencers is cool and all, but nothing beats the unconditional love an animal provides. Plus, you know their pictures are not coming from a bad place, they are there only to make you smile! Adding cute whiskered faces to your feed is what you were missing all along, and you did not even know it. Here are 10 accounts you should follow right away to make your heart more full.

10. Pumpkin the Raccoon

Pumpkin the Racoon. Image credit: Pumpkin the Racoon
Pumpkin the Racoon. Image credit: Pumpkin the Racoon

Pumpkin the Raccoon: 1.4m followers

https://www.instagram.com/pumpkintheraccoon

Pumpkin the raccoon was found injured with a broken leg in the Bahamas, and adopted by her human mother after her biological mom did not come back for her. You will not be able to hide a smile as you scroll through her feed, as she hangs with her two canine siblings. Pumpkin unfortunately passed away in October 2019, but her feed is still filled with raccoon and puppy love. Check out her page now, you will not regret it!

9. Marty Mouse House

Cute little Bean of Marty Mouse House. Image credit: Marty Mouse House
Cute little Bean of Marty Mouse House. Image credit: Marty Mouse House

Marty Mouse House: 34.6k followers

https://www.instagram.com/martymousehouse

Fluffy whiskers and a long tail; most people are not too fond of rats and mice, but chances are you will love Marty. Marty is the cutest little rat you will ever meet. What makes it even better are the clever captions Marty’s human comes up with. Rats are smart, affectionate and clean, so they make the perfect pet. Perhaps you are not quite convinced yet, but a quick look at Marty’s pictures will likely make you change your mind. Sadly, Marty passed away in November 2014, but not to worry – there are still adorable pictures of Cosmo, Augie and Bean being posted daily.

Check out their official website here.

8. Jiffpom

Adorable Jiffpom. Image credit: www.j-14.com
Adorable Jiffpom. Image credit: www.j-14.com

Jiffpom: 9.9m followers

https://www.instagram.com/jiffpom

Chances are, you have heard of or seen a picture of Jiffpom before. If you have not, you probably live under a rock. Jiffpom is a super famous Pomeranian that literally looks like a stuffed animal, but he is 100% real. Jiffpom has 9.9 million followers, making him one of the most famous animals on Instagram. One look at his pictures and you will understand; he is just so damn cute in his little outfits! What are you waiting for? Follow him now!

7. Teddy the Shetland

Teddy the Shetland. Image credit: www.horseandhound.co.uk
Teddy the Shetland. Image credit: www.horseandhound.co.uk

Teddy the Shetland: 146k followers

https://www.instagram.com/teddytheshetland

Teddy is an adorable blond Shetland pony. Who did not want a pony as a child? Now you can follow Teddy and somewhat relive that childhood dream of yours – without the commitment of caring for one, of course. He often poses for fun shots with cute costumes, or is pictured hanging out with his puppy and human friends. He is way too adorable not to follow, so check him out now!

6. Grumpy Cat

Grumpy Cat. Image credit: www.trtworld.com
Grumpy Cat. Image credit: www.trtworld.com

Grumpy Cat: 2.7m followers

https://www.instagram.com/realgrumpycat

If you are not new to the internet, chances are you have seen Grumpy Cat’s face on some memes before. He is even seen on different apparel, stuffed animals and pillows. The list goes on and on. Grumpy cat has a permanent frown on his face, which is what has earned him his name. What makes him so cute and funny is how miserable he looks despite all the original costumes and setups! We dare you to find just one picture where he looks happy, it is simply impossible. Ready, set, go!

5. Doug the Pug

Doug the Pug. Image credit: petcentral.chewy.com
Doug the Pug. Image credit: petcentral.chewy.com

Doug the Pug: 3.9m followers

https://www.instagram.com/itsdougthepug

His Instagram handle rhymes, it is cute and quirky AND so is Doug! It is almost impossible to find someone who does not find pugs adorable. Whether it is their wrinkly skin, sad looking puppy eyes, or their hilarious snoring, they are such cute pups! Doug is no different, and takes you on an adventure. He has the best costumes and makes the best faces, you will find yourself chuckling at all of his pictures. Doug is so cool, you will find yourself wanting to hang out with him!

4. Marnie the Dog

Marnie the Dog. Image credit: petcentral.chewy.com
Marnie the Dog. Image credit: petcentral.chewy.com

Marnie the Dog: 1.8m followers

https://www.instagram.com/marniethedog

Another legend has passed away, but do not let that stop you from following Marnie the Dog. Marnie stole all our hearts with her cute little tongue sticking out, and continues to do so with older pictures being posted. Marnie was adopted from a shelter at age 11 as a senior dog, and given oh so much love until her very last day. Marnie has met several celebrities along the way, though most would say she is the true celebrity. Do not worry if you feel late following Marnie, her pictures are there for you to see. Better late than never!

3. Hedgy and Friends

Hedgy, the hedgehog. Image credit: https://www.instagram.com/theadventuresofhedgy
Hedgy, the hedgehog. Image credit: https://www.instagram.com/theadventuresofhedgy

Hedgy and Friends: 18.2k followers

https://www.instagram.com/theadventuresofhedgy

Meet Hedgy and Lulu, the most adorable little hedgehogs you will ever meet! This Instagram account is especially unique, because, well, how often do you see pictures of hedgehogs? Like many other animals who have made the list, they sport the cutest little costumes (mostly hats, because dressing up a hedgehog would likely be very difficult). They also have the friendliest little faces, which will undoubtedly put a huge smile on your face! They share the account with their friends Speedy and Panchits the turtles and Stargell and Arbour the dogs. Trust us, they are to be followed ASAP for guaranteed cuteness overload!

2. Macgyver the Lizard

Macgyver the Lizard
Macgyver the Lizard

Macgyver the Lizard: 222k followers

https://www.instagram.com/macgyverlizard/

This list would not be fully inclusive if it did not include a non-furry friend like a lizard! Macgyver is not your usual lizard, however, he is as big as some dogs and is treated exactly like one. His human mama shows us their daily activities, like playing outdoors, eating yummy snacks and cuddle time.

1. The Dodo

The Dodo: 8.4m followers

https://www.instagram.com/thedodo

The Dodo is the ultimate page to follow for all animal lovers. It shares all things animal related, and always has a positive outlook. It is not unusual to see rescues posted on The Dodo, which will restore your faith in humanity in an instant. Seeing a malnourished, fearful and unhappy animal become a thriving healthy and happy one is one of the greatest feelings an animal lover can experience. Most posts are short videos with a little story to add context and a better understanding, and it is done beautifully. Happy tears are a common occurrence when following The Dodo, but it is so worth it!

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