Looking to add a bit more brightness and laughter to your Instagram or Tik Tok feed? We’ve rounded up our favourite pet influencers from Ontario of 2022! So whether you’re looking for an extra dose of cuteness, informative dog-friendly content, or just an extra laugh, these accounts are sure to deliver!
With an active community on their platforms - these pet influencers from Ontario are some of the rising stars that we’ve fallen in love with this year:
1. Jonny Devaney
2. Fat Tony | English Bulldog
Fall in love with the adorable, drooling birthday boy (he just turned 2 this week!) - Fat Tony the English Bulldog!
Fat Tony loves a good self-deprecating drooling joke and you’ll find yourself falling more and more in love with his gentle eating videos, stylish outfits, and relatable dog mom videos too. The fan art Fat Tony receives will never be enough to capture his incredible cuteness.
Fat Tony is also the King of “Weirdo Wednesdays” which highlights his silly personality and is incredibly relatable to all dog owners! Doggos has had the pleasure of working with Fat Tony who hosted a giveaway for our Howliday Market last December garnering over a thousand entries!
3. Walnut the Pom
Dog dads are not as common to come around on Instagram but @walnutpom is here to break the barriers! Get your relatable dog parenting content on Instagram with @walnutpom the fur pup model and social media influencer!
Walnut is an adorable 9-year old strawberry blonde Pomeranian with hundreds of hilarious voiceover skits that are sure to make you laugh out loud. You’ll be entertained for hours scrolling through their feed - with hundreds of skits on what it’s like to live with such a sassy breed. So whether it’s confronting your dog on his vet bills or matching outfits, you won’t want to miss what Walnut is up to next!
4. Miss Pickles the Drag Pug
Love drag? Love dogs? Then you’ve GOT to check out Toronto-based dog influencer, @miss.picklesthepug. Not only is this 11-year old pug a three-time cancer survivor but she’s also Instagram’s 1st doggy Drag Queen. You’ll find all your favourite drag queens and celebrity outfits recreated (down to the very nails!) on yours truly.
A true advocate of the LGBTQ2S+ community, you’ll also see Miss Pickles actively participating at various Pride events in Toronto! She was even one of the judges for the Rupaw’s Drag Race Fashion Runway at our very own Double D’s: Dogs & Drag event Steam Whistle Brewery.
5. BAO the Chihuahua
Classy, elegant, and timeless - BAO’s carefully curated dog outfits (with matching glasses and accessories too) are visually stunning and absolutely drool-worthy. If you’re looking for dog outfit ideas, or you’re just looking for a really stunning dog to add to your feed, then definitely add @baothechi to your Instagram following.
P.S. If you want a TLDR of his posh lifestyle be sure to check out this article that Narcity published last year (hello Wagyu beef, and 3 birthday cakes) about him!
Get Your Tickets to Our Dog-Friendly Events
Looking to bring your dog somewhere new in Ontario this year? Then be sure to check out the Toronto Star featured @houndtario! They're a hidden gem that you should seriously follow! Discover plenty of dog-friendly places and things to do like finding your new favourite brewery, winery, cafe, restaurant, or town!
P.S. They post a lot of dog-friendly places on their Instagram stories so be sure to regularly check out their day-to-day content too!
7. Frankie the Mini Daschund
Don’t let her young age and her sweet puppuccino and frozen yogurt-eating antics fool you! At just a year old, this mini longhaired dachshund knows how to pawty! She stole all our hearts when she made a viral TikTok getting ready for Canada’s first night club Doggos After Dark event for dogs hosted by Doggos!
8. Dobby the Doodle
“It's leviOsa, not levioSA!”
If you love all things Harry Potter, then you need to check out Dobby aka the Free Doodle. Dobby and her pawrents show you how they bring a bit of Harry Potter magic into their lives. Our favourite spells so far? “Stupefy” (Down) and “Go to Azkaban” (Crate) and “Duro” (Head Down)!
9. Penny the Pom
We’re placing our bets that miss Penny is going to be super popular in the near future! Don’t let her smaller following count fool you. Her posts are filled with snappy and cute comments and you’re almost always guaranteed a response from her pawrents too!
If you’re looking to join an active and engaging community with plenty of cute smool toasted marshmallow photos then be sure to give Penny the Pom a follow!
10. Zuko the Samoyed
Get ready for your heart to melt! Zuko is one of the cutest Samoyeds in Toronto and with over 73k followers on Instagram and almost 15k followers on TikTok we know we’re not the only ones who’ve fallen in love with this handsome boy!
As a Ren’s Influencer, Zuko is known for his unboxings and stunts on his reels! Whether it’s Vessi, Paw, Wilder Harrier, Printy Pets, Pet’s United, or K9 Wear, get your fashion inspo from Zuko! Expect to see plenty of super close-ups of Zuko’s fluffy face on his posts! Smiles have never been brighter!
Meet Some of Your Favourite Influencers This Month
Want a chance to see some of your favourite pet influencers in person? Then be sure to check out our upcoming Doggos Events: Pup Up Summer Market coming this July!
Up and Coming Dog Influencers
Looking for even more dog content to add to your feeds? Here are 6 more dog influencers that are up and coming that we’re keeping our eyes on:
How We Chose the Stars
Wondering how we chose our list of top dog influencers in Ontario this year? Here are some of the factors we considered to help make our decision:
Community Visibility: Whether it’s a sub-community (hello drag queen impersonation and Harry Potter fans), or sharing information, (helpful dog-friendly locations!) spotlighting different niche accounts to reach more communities is something we love to do.
Community Engagement: We believe that an active community is super important! We looked at which accounts have consistent and high engagement from their community (likes, views, reshares, and comments)
Personality: A stand-out personality - that little je ne sais quoi that makes people fall in love with their furry friend again and again.
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Influencers enjoy plenty of free perks including:
- free entry to Doggos-hosted events
- exclusive merch from local pet businesses
- and more!