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Even pets need to work now and then. These dogs and cats get down and dirty to make ends meet.

A classic rags to riches tale, a stray Roman cat, Tommaso was left a $13 million estate with properties spanning Italy. Maria Assunta was a 94 year old widow with no children, she was married to a successful Italian builder and owned an extensive property portfolio. She found Tommaso wandering the streets of Rome as a stray and took him in.

Harlow, a perpetually shocked Weimaraner lives with her two sassy miniature wiener dog sisters, Indiana Thunderbolt and Reese Lightning. Due to popular demand with over a million Instagram followers, the three pups have their own merchandise line and two books. They also help their humans with the bills by doing an occasional sponsored post or meet and greet.

Gunther IV leads a lavish lifestyle paid for by his staggering fortune of $400 million. He takes limousines in between his many Italian properties, attends auctions where he acquires rare items (anyone fancy a $1.1 million rare white truffle?), and dines on steak and caviar. He’s a German Shepherd born into royalty as the last heir to German countess and multi-millionaire Karlotta Liebenstein.

In the lush countryside of Costa Rica, there’s a dog paradise called Territorio de Zaguates (Land of the Strays). Found on acres of private farmland, it’s a free-range, outdoor, no-kill shelter for nearly 1,000 rescued dogs. They get to spend their days playing on the grassy hills, running through the forest and jumping in ponds.

Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund skyrocketed to Internet fame after his owners, Ryan Beauchesne and Lauren Dionne, created a wildly popular Dog Blog written in Crusoe’s voice. Named after Robinson Crusoe, he’s got an affinity for the unknown, chasing down squirrels through uncharted territories and going on nationwide book tours. The Dog Blog keeps fans up to date on Crusoe’s ridiculously cute adventures, while also providing an online shop for swag.

Coby the Cat joined Instagram in June, 2015, already has over a million followers and is prettier than you. Rebecca Schefkind originally started his social media as a joke but after 150k followers, offers for sponsored posts and free cat food – she began to take it more seriously. Coby is a British Shorthair with piercing blue eyes, perfectly winged cat eyeliner and a fluffy white coat.

The queen of Miami, Conchita, has a $3 million trust fund and an $8.4 million mansion. She’s fab as fuck, wears a Tiffany diamond studded collar and rolls around in a gold Escalade. She’s a 1lb Chihuahua with the attitude of a spoiled socialite.

This is Hunter, a black and tan shiba inu with a passion for painting. While we’ve nicknamed him Vincent van Doge, judging by his abstract expressionist style, he’s more of a Jackson Pollock with extra hair. Living in Alberta, Canada, his humans Kenny and Denise make sure Hunter always gets exercise, either physically or creatively.

Sometimes following your dreams leads you to a goat farm in New Jersey. For Leanne Lauricella leaving a successful career as a New York City event planner to become a goat farmer was the key to a fulfilled life. She traded in stilettos for gumboots and is happier than she’s ever been.

The title of prettiest pussy on the internet is awarded to Smoothie the Cat. The British Longhair has bright green peepers and a purrfectly groomed lion-like mane. Her owner, Arvid van Boeker, is from the Netherlands and looooves taking pics of his prized kittycat.