Meet the New York City pet-fluencers whose Instagram accounts locals are totally crushing on right now
By Dan Q Dao|
Few things blow up on Instagram quite like a perfect shot of a ridiculously cute pet. From a pair of friendly turtles and a fluffy-white bunny to a pup with an aww-inducing backstory, these are the Instagram pet accounts New Yorkers are loving right now. If you’re looking for more visual stimulation, check out our profiles on the best NYC photographers. And pet lovers? We also have the best pet friendly hotels, a guide to the Westminster Dog show and much more.
When she’s not gracing the pages of fashion editorials and commercial campaigns, this feline is at home playing laser tag, exploring a cardboard box, or listening to her fave artists Charli XCX and Drake. Catch an exhibit of photos of this princess at WhiteWall New York in Soho through October 31.
Rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, our latest cover star has found a new home in Astor Place. These days, you’re lucky if you can catch Finn in town, as he’s been on the road traveling the country with his dad, Henry Friedman. (Henry’s brother, Elias, is the man behind the crazy-popular Instagram and Twitter feed @thedogist.) Finn is a fan of breakfast, headwear, jazz and winged bugs. And everyone, it seems, is a fan of his: The pup gained 100,000 Insta followers in a little more than 24 hours. Watch a video of his journey above.
Furry Brooklyn creatives, swipe right. A new resident of Fort Greene, this bunny is ready to mingle at the local pet-friendly park. Her likes include farmers’-market kale, chewing on baseboards and iPhone cords, and listening to Beach House. By day, she’s a produce expert for food-styling studio Jewels of New York, helping to compost all veggie scraps.
Maxine is an East Coast girl through and through. Born in New Jersey, residing on the Upper West Side and summering in Cape Cod, this diva demands constant attention and plays hard to get. As for her fabulous coat? Maxine has a recessive gene mutation that gives her longer, fluffier hair and, according to her dad, the “ability to poop glitter.”
Hailing from Corona, Queens, this adorable reptilian duo may hide behind hard exteriors, but they’re softies on the inside. Rosy is the camera-ready model of the two, and Squishy (pictured) is the star swimmer. Mom Brittney Weng notes that when they’re not posing for pictures or chowing on shrimp and fish, these two are likely sunbathing (or “taking naps,” as Weng puts it) beside their favorite plant.