Who isn’t guilty of killing a little time watching YouTube cat videos? There are definitely a few animal sensations who have taken over the Internet in 2016, and Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services likes to keep an eye out for who the next Internet pet star might be.
Take a look at a few of our all-time favorites.
There are a few tried-and-true Internet pet stars that we just can’t live without. These are oldies but goodies, and if you haven’t gotten acquainted yet, now is the time. You won’t regret it!
Grumpy Cat – If you haven’t seen Grumpy Cat, you are missing out. This perpetually scowling kitty, named Tardar Sauce, has been making us all smile since 2012.
Boo – Boo the Dog is a teacup Pomeranian who first appeared on the Internet in 2009. His adorable appearance and extensive wardrobe keep his followers engaged.
Tuna – Tuna Melts My Heart first hit the Instagram scene back in 2012. This six-year-old Chiweenie with the need for an orthodontic overhaul has over 1.8 million followers. His endearing little face brings joy to those who watch for his pictures and helps raise awareness for several animal rescues.
Lil BUB – Lil BUB is a very special kitty adopted from a cat rescue in Indiana in 2011. She has multiple deformities and special needs, but is oh-so-adorable and has worked her way into the hearts of many. Lil BUB has also used her Internet presence to raise money for animals in need and start the Lil BUB’s Big FUND for the ASPCA, which helps special needs pets.
Doug the Pug – Doug the Pug is just classic fun with an adorable pug that is always on the cutting edge.
There are many other animal Internet stars that we enjoy seeing during our browsing, but we just can’t live without these!
Up-and-Coming Internet Pet Stars
Not everyone can be an A-List celebrity, but we have a few Internet pet presences that we can’t get enough of. Who knows, one of them might just be the next big thing. If not, they are a wonderful distraction from paying that electric bill.
- Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund (we can’t get enough of this little diva)
- Snoopy the Exotic Shorthair (too cute to be real)
- Lilly the Hero Pit Bull (get ready to feel all the feels)
- Hamilton the Hipster Cat (the mustachioed beauty advocates for pet adoption)
- Wolfgang2242 (feel your heart grow as you share Steve’s love of his adopted gaggle of geriatric critters)
- The Maple Bacon Dog (try not to laugh!)
- Topher Brophy (ever hear that people look like their pets?)
The Internet is full of adorable, charismatic, and loving pets and we love getting to know them all. Did we miss your favorite? Feel free to share your top Internet pet star on our Facebook page. We never tire of fun pets on the web!