We take a look at some of the best petgrams out there, some of them earning serious cash for their owners.

We all know we're a nation of dog lovers here in the UK, so it's no surprise that Instagram houses some of the most ardent pet fanatics out there, with their own accounts (check out @ryowithay: esteemed designer Alexander Lewis's account for shiba inu Ryo or Karl Lagerfeld's for little white bundle of love, cat Choupette).

Even contributing editor, Alice Kahrmann, has her own for Pancake, a Yorkshire Terrier with a certain penchant for ladies shoes.

Here we take a look at some of the best petgrams out there, some of them earning serious cash for their owners.

MARNIE THE DOG
@marniethedog


Marnie The Dog is a real sensation in the US with over two million followers in Instagram. Marnie is the fifteen year old NYC Shih Tzu adopted from a shelter as a senior lady. With her own wikipedia page and an online presence on basically every existing social media, Marnie is definitely a celebrity within the dogs' world and the most popular dog on Instagram who was adopted as a senior.

At nearly 10 years old, Marnie was found by Animal Control, smelly and matted on the streets of Connecticut in August 2012. They said she was blind from one eye and that it would be virtually impossible to regain her sight - but after being adopted and cured, Marnie got her sight back (and she's not smelly anymore). As her owner Shirley Braha says, senior rescue dogs are known for being especially grateful and loyal to their new owners for giving them a second chance in life, and Marnie is the perfect example.

PS.NY
@ps.ny


This NYC based Russian|German duo of adorable mutts was created by Cookie, editor of @houndsbazaar and his sister @designremix. The artsy pictures certainly contribute to this feed's following, but in the end it's all about cute dogs in funny poses.

BALKI BONES
@balkibones


Balki is a three-legged Havanese dog with an Instagram feed that counts more than 56k followers. The feed features daily pictures of this beauty enjoying life with his bow tie and it's a joy to see that the loss of his limb hasn't prevented him from being as happy and playful as every other dog.

ANDREW KNAPP
@andrewknapp


Momo is a border collie who lives in the States. This photography project by Andrew Knapp has turned into a book deal; think Where's Wally with four legs. Expect beautiful shots of American landscapes and Momo hiding... somewhere.

NOODLE THE DACHSHUND
@noodlethedachshund


This miniature Dachshund lives in West London. With 28k followers, he's making his mark on Instagram with shots of him around town and lapping it up by the sea. It's all very endearing.

March 2017