This is the amazing rags to riches story of Tinkerbelle, who started life on the streets, but soon found herself walking the runway instead for top fashion brands. Tinkerbelle, a New York native, is a papitese (papillon-maltese mix) that was selected from a shelter by Ralph Lauren for their “The Dog Walk” print and video campaign to support Dog Adoption Month. Since her lucky break, she’s walked the runway from Levi’s, Converse, Hurley and Vivienne Hu.
We’d like you to meet Pablo and Picasso, two lovable rescue dog brothers that are a unique pitbull-corgi mix. The pair is named after the famous artist Pablo Picasso, with Picasso’s unique face reminding of the artist’s unique paintings. Coming from a breeder that couldn’t find a buyer for Picasso, gave him up to a shelter.
Lil Bub the ‘mysterious alien woman’, perma-kitten, under-cat and general inspiration to human and feline-kind alike has raised over $300,000 for Lil BUBS Big FUND proceeds of which go to the ASPCA. The featherweight kitty (weighing in at a whopping 3.9lbs) was born Polydactyl (with extra toes), with dwarfism and the bone disease Osteopetrosis (the opposite of Osteoporosis). The cat is toothless and has an underdeveloped jaw causing her tongue to perpetually stick out.
Who knew that underbites and dwarfism could be so lucrative? Grumpy Cat, a 2012 internet sensation who embodied exactly those qualities was rumored to have a net worth of $100 million dollars. Although this number has been refuted by the cat’s owner, Tabatha Bundesen has since been able to quit her waitressing job.
Meet Bodhi, the Shiba Inu who was discovered by Coach. Proclaimed as the most stylish dog in the world, Menswear Dog makes $15,000 a month making him one of the richest canines, ever. Bodhi’s got over 300k followers on Instagram, 200k followers on Facebook, and 11k followers on Twitter.
Beagles, whose name literally means ‘loudmouth’, date back thousands of years and they make for a cute break between political posts and your friends’ baby pictures on your instagram feed. Beagles are, after all, some of the cutest dogs on the internet. Just ask Barry Manilow or Charlie Brown.
Juniper is one happy fox, so happy she’s attracted over 1.2 million Instagram followers to share it with her. She’s also very lucky because she was bred for her fur but lives with a loving family instead. Because she’s a domestic fox, she is also very tame, unlike her wild cousins.
Esther the Wonder Pig is no ordinary pig. She is a social media celebrity with over 1.3 million followers, appearing in countless articles and news segments. She is also an animal rights spokespig, an animal sanctuary founder and a published author.
French bulldogs, aka frenchies, are one of the trendiest dog breeds today. Their popularity has exploded over the last ten years in the United States, England, Australia and more countries. This is especially true in major cities where people want a smaller breed, making the frenchie the most popular dog breed in New York City, according to the American Kennel Club.