Top 20 Pet Influencers

Resources October 6, 2021
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Top 20 Pet Influencers

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We are now living in the era of social media. Everyone from their grandmas to their long-lost childhood friends use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Youtube. In this content driven world, we find that there are accounts where certain pets (whether dogs, cats, pigs, etc.) take spotlight.

Through their sheer cuteness, they amass a great following. As a result, these days, there are quite a lot of pet influencers. They shift how marketers and consumers look at promoting pet products/services.

Furthermore, they change the entire landscape of pet owners sharing their loved one – for better or worse. To help you become more aware of these people, we consequently provide a list of top 20 popular pet influencers out on the Internet.

#1 Jiff Pom


Jiff Pom is one of the most famous animals in the world, with about 26 million followers across different social media channels. Jiffpom is also three-time Guiness World Record holder. It is incredible how big this Pomeranian has become. Furthermore, it has the title in 2017 as ‘animal with the most Instagram followers.’

#2 Grumpy Cat


Tardar Sauce is called the Grumpy Cat and is a 5-year-old American feline. She has become an Internet meme for her permanent ‘grumpy’ face. This sad appearance is also what made her famous, as well as her owners incredibly rich (off of merchandise). Due to her fame, she was the official ‘spokescat’ of Friskies pet food back in 2013.

#3 Nala the Cat


Nala the Cat came from a shelter as her original owners could not take proper care of her. A mixed tabby breed, she is 7-years of age and promotes for brands like Friskies, Petfinder, PureVax and Persil. She also has a total of 3.5 million followers on social media worth. Moreover, she is worth 422,657 USD from pure advertising alone.

#4 Doug The Pug


Doug the Pug is a dog living in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also a big celebrity in social media. He has over 6 million Facebook followers, 2 million followers on Twitter and 3.4 million followers on Instagram. This 6-year-old pup also has features in companies like Cosmopolitan, BuzzFeed, Time, and Huffington Post.  Furthermore, he appears in a music video of Fall Out Boy. That’s when you know you’ve made it as a pet.

#5 Tuna Melts My Heart


Tuna is a 7-year-old Chiweenie dog. He has more than 1.9 million followers on Instagram and over 2 million on all of his social media accounts combined. Thus, you can tell this pet is very influential. There is even a book of Tuna’s photos out. That book was named “Tuna Melts My Heart.”

#6 Juniperfoxx

Just as the name implies, Juniper is a fox. He might be the odd one of this bunch since he is not a dog or cat. He is also a celebrity on social media with 2.2 million followers on Instagram. People know him as the Happiest Fox. Moreover, Juniper is often seen in photographs out in the wilderness or cuddling in the home.

#7 Lil Bub


Lil Bub is an American celebrity cat that has 2 million likes on Facebook. This 6-year old’s feline first appeared on Tumblr back in November, 2011. Since then, he has a lot of great attention. He even shows up in a documentary called ‘Lil Bub & Friendz.’

#8 Oliver the Goldendoodle


Reaching 115 k people, this four-year-old dog lives her life to the fullest. She models for different dog products based in North Carolina, USA. As the name implies, she is a Goldendoodle.

#9 Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund


This is a famous miniature Dachshund. People describe Crusoe as “an eccentric, whimsical, and larger-than-life personality who travels and experiences the world from his own unique and comical perspective.” Hailing from Florida, this cute adorable Dachshund has an incredible reach of 3 million.

#10 Loki The Wolfdog


A majestic wolf dog, Loki has 1.7 million followers on Instagram and about 165 k followers on Facebook. This pet has collaborations with Toyota and Mercedes Benz. He is often seen in photos out in the beautiful wild with his owner.

#11 Venus Two Face Cat


Many people know this cat for for its two face. One side is black with green eye, and the other orange-brown with one blue eye. Venus the Two Face Cat has about 1.3 million likes on Facebook. Due to this, she has promotes brands like Litterbox and Petfinder.

#12 Prissy & Pop

These are first grade pigs named Prissy and Pop. They have more than 675k followers in social networking sites and the owner publishes at least two posts a day. Their fans can buy accessories like shirts, hoodies, mugs and many other things with printed photos of them.

#13 Boo


Boo is a 12-year-old Pomeranian with 16 million followers. This super-cute pet got viral back in 2009 and now you can find stickers of Boo on Facebook. Over the years, Boo has collaborations with brands like Amazon and Virgin America.

#14 Manny The Frenchie

Manny the Frenchie is a French bulldog that became popular via photographs on various social networking sites. He is the most popular French Bull dog on the Internet. He has more than 1.7 million likes on Facebook, as well as 1.1 million followers on Instagram.

#15 Marnie The Dog


Marnie is a 16-year-old dog that became very popular on Instagram and Twitter. This is mainly due to the videos of its wacky appearance and face. Moreover, she has more than 2.1 million followers on Instagram and about 75000 followers on Twitter.

#16 Waffles Cat


Waffles the Cat is one of the most famous cats on the Internet. He is a Scottish Fold breed and for quite some time, many people considered him ugly, weird and sick. However, its unique appearance brings more than 2 million followers. Due to this, he is now seen as adorably cute.

#17 Mr. Pokee


Mr. Pokee is an African Pygmy Hedgehog (now that’s not something you see every day). He has 452.3k followers on Instagram and 43474 likes on Facebook. Furthermore, the main page for Mr. Pokee gives information on how to take care of a hedgehog. This info might be useful for hedgehog owners.

#18 Albert Baby Cat


Albert Baby Cat is a goofy cat that has a unique black patch on its nose. She is very popular, with its adorable blue eyes. Moreover, she has 85k likes on Facebook and 584k followers on Instagram.

#19 Cheeky Frenchie Cesar


With a reach of 189 k, Cheeky Frenchie Cesar is a 6-year old French dog that is has ‘swag.’ There are many pictures of him sporting cool sunglasses by the pool. From New York, the French Bulldog also brings a smile to those who follow, which is why it is so popular.

#20 DogsBeingBasic

With a reach of 999 k, this account is a dog driven company that does its best to share the love for dogs. It is mainly a meme driven page, with largely a female audience. Additionally, DogsBeingBasics is all about showing dogs in a humorous light, which is why there are so many followers.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, pet influence’s are like pet celebrities. They make us fall in love with the idea of owning a pet, while also giving marketers a chance to promote their products. Furthermore,  not only are these pet influences creating opportunities for other pet owners, they also provide the Internet a lot of adorable content.

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Amy Towry is a Certified NAVC Pet Nutritionist and pet lover. She is the proud owner of two rescue cats and a rescue dog and her love for animals has led her to a successful career as a freelance writer specializing in pet care, nutrition, and product reviews.
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