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

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. Happy Canadian #Thanksgiving !!

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.

Yeah there are a ton of Hypebeasts on Instagram to follow, but few are quite as cute or furry as Zappa the Cat. Just over two years old and hailing from the fashion-forward city of Rotterdam, she’s pushing almost 40,000 followers thanks to her slick style. Always looking good in her all-white coat, it also doubles as a perfect canvas for her wardrobe stacked with the hottest streetwear brands out there.

The Queen of Mean, billionaire Leona Helmsley, bequeathed the bulk of her fortune to her beloved dog, cutting out two of her grandchildren completely. In the 1990s Helmsley was sentenced to sixteen years in a federal penitentiary for tax evasion resulting in $1.7 million, however she served only 19 months of her sentence. She was quoted saying “we don’t pay taxes.

This is Mango, a pomeranian so impossibly cute it’s hard to believe she’s not a stuffed toy (Hint: she’s the one in the middle wearing a zip-up hoodie). She’s so cute in fact, she’s was just announced as the winner of an Instagram cuteness contest. Setup by instant.me, this grueling competition took over six weeks, pitting cute Insta-pets against each other.