In the past few years, we’ve noticed a beautiful thing on the Internet — the rise of the animal as celebrity. While there are many famous cats, piglets, birtds, and even hedgehog, we of course only have eyes for the dogs.
To honor the famous pups of the Internet, we have compiled our picks for the most influential and important dogs in Internet history, so far.
Sumo, Buddha, and Ayumi are three adorable Frenchies with unparalleled spooning skills. They’re like three chubby measuring cups full of marshmallows.
25. Hamilton Pug
Hamilton is a NYC dog who wrangles the Pugs of the Twitter world each week for #Pugchat– a weekly conversation between a bunch of Internet Pugs talking about everything from shedding to treats to weird Pug habits. Hamilton has also appeared on Good Morning America multiple times.
No big deal. That’s just a normal day in The Pug Life.
24. If It Wags
Toast spent most of her early life as a puppy mill mom until she was adopted into her fabulous NYC life. Today she promotes puppy mill awareness and has a “French Toast” tote that she sells to donate proceeds to puppy mill awareness campaigns.
Before he was adopted by his current mom, Scout was a neglected, underfed pup. After a bit of love and attention, Scout overcame his earlier abuse and trauma and has flourished into a cuddly moosh who balances funny things on his head. He even published a book!
21. Harlow and Sage
This adorable Weimaraner+Doxie duo is probably the snuggliest, most expressive pair of pups on the whole Internet. Their adorable cuddles even landed them a book deal!
This Chicago-based pup is adorable AND charitable. His pack of web pups get together to have fun or occasionally raise money for good causes.
19. Sadie Tripawd
This lady is truly an inspiration. Even though she is missing a leg, Sadie doesn’t let anything slow her down! Her Vine account is full of inspirational shorts and adorable moments.
17. Marnie the Dog
This dog has more celebrity selfies than Macklemore. A 12-year-old rescue Shih-Tzu living in NYC, Marnie promotes senior pet adoption and regularly hangs with celebs.
Denver rose to fame when the video of her mischievous thievery of kitty cat treats acquired over 37 MILLION views on Youtube. Today she is the star of a children’s book series and, of course her popular Facebook page.
Seattle-based Barkley is the master of the upside-down-derp face. Also he’s a dog, not the famous NBA player.
14. Larry the Dog
Larry is a love-a-bull Pitbull dog just trying to change the world’s outlook on other Pit Bulls. You go, Larry!
Maymo was being dogshamed before dogshaming was a thing. Together with his sister Penny, Maymo’s tomfoolery has appeared on many major television shows and websites. He knows it’s all in good fun.
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50% pig. 50% chihuahua. 100% party. Rosie is the inventor of the grugglesnort (groan + snort).
11. Cooking with Dog
Cooking with Dog is a YouTube cooking show featuring canine host Francis and a mysterious Japanese Chef whose real name is undisclosed. While Chef cooks a variety of popular dishes in Japan, Francis calmly sits next to her and narrates the recipes step-by-step in English. Yes, the pup sometimes gets sleepy and closes his eyes, but don’t worry — she keeps the commentary going. (Side note, this channel is great for soothing you to sleep.)
This dog looks better in a suit than 90% of human males. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? Basically he is the Barney Stinson of the dog world.
As the stars of the adorable head-tilting viral video below, Minnie and Max rocketed to fame and their antics have been featured everywhere from The Tonight Show to Ellen to Good Morning America to Animal Planet’s America’s Cutest Dog TO NAME A FEW.
Maddie the coonhound and her dad travel around the country taking photos of, well, Maddie on things. Her dad, Theron Humphrey, started the Why We Rescue campaign to highlight how pets transform our lives for the better.
7. Trotter Pup
This fat and sassy lady has more costumes than an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race. And we couldn’t be happier.
Lentil is a French Bulldog pup who was born with a cleft palate. He used to eat out of a tube until he was taken in by the French Bulldog Rescue Network, who covered the costs of his surgery. Today, Lentil is a therapy dog for children with cleft palates.
Fifty is an ambassador to Pit Bulls everywhere. As an underdog he’s fighting for the underdogs everywhere. He doesn’t let having only two legs stop him from doing anything! Together with his buddy Rude Dog, they have a foundation called 6 Legs, which raises money for struggling dog owners so their pups can get routine or emergency veterinary care (as well as spay/neuter surgeries).
A dog from down under, Digby and his little brother Aloysius have more hipster swag than a plaid-clad Williamsburgian on a fixed-gear bike.
Susie was adopted later in life by Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton. Brandon’s girlfriend, Erin, runs Susie’s Facebook page to raise awareness for adoptable senior dogs. Susie’s motto? “Age is a privilege.”
Perhaps the original Internet celebrity dog, Boo’s mom created him a Facebook page back in 2009. (It came out in 2012 that Boo’s mom works at Facebook.) In 2010, the adorable pup rose to supereme power when singer Ke$ha sent a tweet that she had a new boyfriend, linking to Boo’s page, and Khloé Kardashian called him the “cutest dog on the planet”. Today, Boo has his own Gund plush version of himself and four photo books.
The ultimate rags-to-riches story, this adorable little shrivelneck has won the heart of the entire Internet. Tuna’s spike in pupularity started when someone posted a photo of him on Reddit and he became a meme. Tuna is the ultimate underdog his mom uses his account to get out the message of pet rescue whenever she can, partnering with organizations like Best Friends.