New York City is the most densely populated city in the United States.
The good news for dog lovers is that equates to a lot of canines in the city that never sleeps.
With more and more work places becoming dog friendly in the Big Apple, you’ll be able to spot a pooch wherever you go.
Dogs of all shapes and sizes can be found walking the streets, relaxing in the park or playing in the many dog parks in the city.
Naturally, some of these NYC dogs have shot to stardom on social media.
From Brussel Griffons to Corgis, Alaskan Klee Kai to Pugs, and senior dogs to rescue dogs, NYC has a collection of Instagram famous pooches.
You can follow our dogs Copper and Skye on Instagram here (@lifewithkleekai).
Here are 20 Instagram dogs that you should consider following to brighten your day.
20) Alpha (@littlealpha.bigcity) – 2,800 followers
A mini red Alaskan Klee Kai living in the Big Apple, Alpha (@littlealpha.bigcity) is a elite urban explorer. This gorgeous Klee Kai (not be confused with a Husky puppy) will trade tricks for treats. So if you’re in New York and see a little red Klee Kai pottering about, get those nibbles out!
19) Little Miss Carter (@adoxiefromnewyork) – 7,000 followers
Little Miss Carter (@adoxiefromnewyork) is a Dachshund living in the hustle and bustle of NYC. You can find this mini Doxie pup in Long Island when she’ll be supporting the New York Yankees at the Yankee Stadium. The long-haired Dachshund is fast closing in on 10,000 followers on Instagram.
18) Nocci (@noccithegoldendoodle) – 12,500 followers
In most big cities around the world you’ll find an abundance of Doodles. NYC is no different. Nocci (@noccithegoldendoodle) likes to call himself the King of Fluff because baby got fluff. Nocci has lots of fur friends in NYC that he likes to pawty with. So if you’re looking for a pawty in the city that never sleeps, Nocci is your pup!
17) Mr Monster (@mr.monsterpup) – 23,600 followers
Mr Monster (@mr.monsterpup) is a entrepupneur hustling in NYC. Perhaps his standout feature is his old man beard which has won over 27,400 people on Instagram. When he’s not posing for photos for his Gram, Mr Monster is terrorizing the world with his cuteness.
16) Barak and SoomSoom (@greywolf.blackfox) – 27,000 followers
An Alaskan Klee Kai and Shiba Inu double act living in New York City, Barak and SoomSoom (@greywolf.blackfox) are two dogs with big personalities. Barak is a grey and white Klee Kai who loves boops for treats. SoomSoom is a black and tan Shiba Inu who is a former trash panda. If you want to get an insight into the personalities of Klee Kai and Shiba Inu, this is the account for you.
15) Layla (@layla.theaussie) – 95,200 followers
A wine goddess living in the Big Apple, Layla (@layla.theaussie) is a gorgeous Australian Shepherd turning heads in NYC. We love her dedicated hashtag, #slaytheaussie. Like many in New York, she’s dipped her paw into the world of entrePUPreneurs with her own clothing and accessories line for pet lovers.
14) Ari (@honeyidressedthepug) – 212,000 followers
With a catchy Instagram handle, it’s little wonder Ari (@honeyidressedthepug) has 40,000 followers on Instagram. Giving us a glimpse into life in the city that never sleeps, Ari is living his best life with his Mom. Like Layla, Ari has put his designer cap on with a contemporary accessories brand for the human and hound duo.
13) Lulu Nasty (@lulunasty) – 50,000 followers
Lulu (@lulunasty) is a 10-year-old French Bulldog based in New York City. She likes to travel but loves nothing more than resting her feet on a sandy beach. She also like to cruise in her Jeep. Lulu is close to 55,000 followers on Instagram.
12) Remi (@remi_the_teddy) – 48,000 followers
A Cockapoo puppy girl living in NYC, Remi Bear (@remi_the_teddy) has nearly 60,000 followers on photo-sharing app Instagram. Remi is a four-year old Cockapoo who has an important role to play as a therapy dog. When she’s not helping out humans in need, she’s just acting pawsitively cute.
11) D.i.o.r and Obi-Wan (@the_doggie_days) – 146,000 followers
Dior and Obi-Wan (@the_doggie_days) are seasoned globe trotters as they spend their time between NYC and different cities across USA and the world. Dior likes to dress to impress, while Obi-Wan is a wannabe Zoolander. These two New Yorkers will brighten your day with their colorful Instagram page.
10) Hamilton and Rufus (@hamiltonpug) – 77,500 followers
Hamilton (@hamiltonpug) is a pug with a rags to riches story, which is very fitting for New York! Starting off in a shelter in Ohio, handsome Hamilton is an Instagram star with nearly 85,000 followers. He’s got a brother Rufus – too. When he’s not enjoying the treats that line the streets of NYC, Hamilton can be found taking a well earned nap.
9) Ella, Coconut and Fifi Bean (@ellabeanthedog) – 120,000 followers
Ella, Coconut and Fifi (@ellabeanthedog) are three rescue dogs living their best lives in NYC. Ella Bean was rescued from a puppy mill with no teeth. Her sibling Coconut Bean is a three pound Chihuahua who was also rescued. Fifi von bean completed this rescue pack. Advocates for adopting rescue dogs, this trio are able to spread their message to over 121,000 people.
8) Sprout (@brussel.sprout) – 190,000 followers
A Brussel Griffon just trying to make it in the hustle and Brussel of NYC like everyone else, some might say Sprout (@brussel.sprout) has already made it with 134,000 followers. If you want to see more of New York’s many delights, follow Brussel on his adventures around the Big Apple.
7) Charlie and Sawyer (@puppynamedcharlie) – 132,000 followers
Charlie and Sawyer (@puppynamedcharlie) like to think of themselves as the two poofiest sisters on Instagram. They’re rescue Doodles who love to explore NYC with a spring in their step. When Charlie and Sawyer aren’t revelling their favourite pastime fetch, they’ll be snuggled up together.
6) Louboutina (@louboutinanyc) – 181,000 followers
Spreading love and cuteness in the Big Apple and the world, Louboutina (@louboutinanyc) is close to the 200,000 milestone on Instagram. Loubie, for short, likes to give hugs, that’s why she’s called The Hugging Dog. Loubie likes to pose for the camera for dad or random friends.
5) Maxine the Fluffy Corgi (@madmax_fluffyroad) – 937,000 followers
If you love Corgis than you’ll love Maxine the Fluffy Corgi (@madmax_fluffyroad). With short legs living in a big city, Maxine is always smiling. Another regular at the baseball, Maxine has over 207,000 followers on Instagram. If you love films, you’ve got to check out The Maxies.
4) Tinkerbelle The Dog (@tinkerbellethedog) – 486,000 followers
Tinkerbelle (@tinkerbellethedog) has quite the claim to fame – she’s been kissed by Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. Tinkerbelle describes herself as five pounds of fierce fabulous fluff. She’s got an impressive CV: an actor, model and professional diva. Tinkerbelle has over 200,000 followers on Instagram.
3) Winston The White Corgi (@winstonthewhitecorgi) – 217,000 followers
Next up we’ve got the unicorn of Corgis. The unicorgi in question is Winston the White Corgi (@winstonthewhitecorgi). As you’ve probably gathered, white Corgis aren’t common. Winston’s adventures in New York City have attracted over 232,000 people to his Instagram account (as well as nearly 50,000 on Facebook). The six-year old has a smile that will bring a little sunshine to your day.
2) Samson The Dood (@samsonthedood) – 1 million followers
Samson The Dood (@samsonthedood) may have been born in Ontario, Canada but you will find this Goldendoodle in New York City these days. He appears to enjoy the finer things in life, whether it’s a trip to the spa, a Mets baseball game or a black tie event. Samson has over a quarter of a million followers on Instagram.
1) Marnie The Dog (@marniethedog) – 1.6 million followers
Marnie (@marniethedog) is the oldest dog on this list at the ripe age of 17. She’s a Shih Tzu that was adopted from a shelter at the age of 11. She’s an advocate for adopting dogs – especially senior dogs. With 1.7 million followers on Instagram, she’s got the perfect platform to spread her message.