Six Insta-famous pugs that you need to meetWho doesn’t love looking at pugs on Instagram?
Pugs are adorable dogs that look great in photos, so we took to Instagram to find more celebrity pugs. Here are a few of our favourites.
Doug is the most popular pug on the internet with more than 12 million followers across social media and more than one billion Facebook video views. Born in Ohio in March 2012, Doug now lives with his owner Leslie Mosier in Nashville. He’s made some important celebrity friends including Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, and appeared in Katy Perry’s music video for Swish Swish.
Doug and his owner published a New York Times bestselling book in 2016, Doug the Pug: The King of Pop Culture and toured the United States and England. He’s even got his own store full of Doug the Pug merchandise.
Pug lover Becca Drake has not one but 30(!) pugs and loves to spoil them all year round with treats, toys and accessories. A former beauty therapist from England, Drake gave up her job, designer handbags and jewelry to run her rescue charity, Bubblebecca Pugs, more than ten years ago. She even moved to a new home; one with lots of space and a big garden for the dogs to frolic in.
She told the Daily Mail that since most of her pugs came from “horrific backgrounds,” she wants to make sure they enjoy the rest of their lives. She has a long waiting list of pugs that need homes but says that 30 is her limit. “I know that some people will think I’m crazy, but my pugs are my life,” she says.
Loulou lives in the Netherlands and loves to pose for the camera. An adorable photo book, Loulou the Pug: A Book by MeetThePugs, features shots of her wearing quirky costumes and posing against colourful backdrops.
Australia’s most photogenic pug loves food, naps and dressing up! His Instagram features pictures of Homer wearing stylish outfits with some of his favourite foods. Homer’s owner, Mei Chandra, even takes fan requests for her pup’s next ensembles.
Adopted brothers Milo and Otis live in the Hamptons and are popular fixtures at local grumbles (social gatherings for pugs and their owners). They also host parties and events to help other pugs in need.
Batman is an adorable pug from London who loves dressing up as his favourite superhero! His owner developed the PugMoji iOS app, which went to number one on the App Store in 24 hours.
To see more celebrity pugs, watch Pugly: A Pug’s Life on CBC Docs POV.