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SF Hotel Has Chief Canine Officer You Can Call Room Service to Snuggle

December 31, 2017 petsupplies 0

In one San Francisco hotel, the room service really caters to dog lovers. Hotel Nikko employs a handsome little gentleman named Buster Posey to be their “Chief Canine Officer.”

When Twitter user Evan took a trip to San Francisco, he was psyched to discover the stuffed animal Buster in his room, and tweeted about Hotel Nikko’s star canine employee.

Buster Posey goes viral

The post inspired longing in dog lovers around the world. And who could blame them? Meeting this cute little guy would definitely be the icing on the cake of a romantic getaway in SF.

Meet Buster

“From the moment I was born, I knew I was destined for a career in hospitality, as my whole heart wants to help everyone around me. Thankfully, the lovely folks at Hotel Nikko adopted me into their family and now I get to spend time with guests doing what I love – making people smile!”

You can follow Buster on  Twitter  and Instagram for lots more cute pupdates.


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About Kiki Kane

Kiki Kane is a lifelong animal lover owned by two rescue dogs, a cat, and a horse. She has been blogging professionally since 2009.

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The 10 Most Famous Instagram Pets Of 2017

December 31, 2017 petsupplies 0

Ever since the photo-sharing app Instagram first appeared on computer monitors and cellphone screens in 2010, users have been sharing cherished images of their pets.

As the site’s popularity grew, Instagram celebrities began to emerge – including several of the furry variety. The 10 critters in this post achieved internet fame to become 2017’s top non-human personalities. Each has followers in the millions!

Loki and his adventure-loving dad, Kelly Lund, have been “breaking hearts” on Instagram since 2012. Together they traverse the western USA, seeking new thrills and snapping photos with the goal of “inspiring others to get outside with their pups.”

Loki is described as a Husky/Arctic Wolf/Malamute mix. In addition to their massive Instagram following, the pair also operate a website selling collars, leashes and harnesses as well as prints of some of their most loved images.

9. Lil Bub @iamlilbub, 1.7 million followers

The now-famous kitty with the buggy eyes began her life in a chilly shed belonging to a friend of her owner, Mike Bridavsky. The runt of her litter, she was diagnosed with dwarfism, a shortened lower jaw, teeth that never grew in, and four extra toes.

None of these setbacks have stopped Lil’ Bub from becoming one of Instagram’s most famous faces! She has more than 3 million followers across social media and her own online store where a portion of the proceeds benefit the ASPCA. Bub’s mission is to spread awareness about adoption, special needs pets, and proper animal care.

This 7-year-old rescue Chiweenie describes himself as “the underdog with the overbite” – and what an overbite it is! Tuna became famous by accident when Instagram shared one of his adorable photos on their homepage in 2012. Now that he is a nationally recognized personality, Tuna is using his fame to advocate for rescue groups and remind the world that “true beauty comes in all forms and radiates from within.”

7. Juniper @juniperfoxx, 2 million followers

The only non-traditional pet on our list, Juniper’s mom Jessika got her when she was just 5 weeks old. She says the snaggle-toothed fox comes from a line of animals bred for their tameness by fur traders. Despite her relatively calm behavior, Juniper is still a sassy, nippy, often-smelly wild creature! Jessika runs a website educating others about domesticated foxes and also sells cute Juniper gear in her “fox shop“.

6. Marnie @marniethedog, 2.1 million followers

The famous Marnie was already a 10-year-old senior when she was found matted and filthy on the streets of Connecticut in August 2012. Her signature head tilt, abnormally long tongue, and story of rescue and redemption have won the hearts of millions. She has even been photographed with celebrities like Bob Saget, Jack Black, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jonah Hill! Marnie’s website reads:

“Senior rescue dogs are known for being especially grateful and loyal to their new owners for giving them a second chance on life, and Marnie lives every day exemplifying this joy and gratitude.”

5. Grumpy Cat @realgrumpycat, 2.4 million followers

Grumpy Cat, the master of memes, isn’t really grumpy at all! According to her website, Tardar Sauce (her real name) is “a super cute and cuddly kitty and loves to be held and rubbed.” Her fame began in 2012 when a photo of her famously frowny face appeared on Reddit. Her parents shared videos of her via YouTube to prove she was real and the rest is history!

A portion of the proceeds from her massive line of products are donated directly to shelters to help pets in need.

4. Maru @marutaro, 2.6 million followers

Maru the Shiba Inu always appears to be smiling and his name means “round” in Japanese – how cute is that? These endearing qualities, along with his cuddly, playful nature, have led him to be known as “the world’s dog“. Maru lives in Japan with his owner, Shinjiro Ono.

 3. Doug the Pug @itsdougthepug, 3.1 million followers

Doug the Pug‘s superstar status was recently confirmed when he was photographed as Eleven along with the boys from Stranger Things. Need further proof of his major celebrity ranking? Check out his 2017 Year in Review video!

2. Nala @nala_cat, 3.5 million followers

Nala was rescued from a hoarding situation and adopted by her mom, Varisiri Mathachittiphan, in 2010. She was one of the first cats on Instagram and is now considered the site’s most famous cat. Nala uses her notoriety to spread the word about the unfortunate plight of shelter pets. Her website reads:

“The truth is that kittens and puppies alike are helpless and rely on their human companions to care for them. In shelters, 75% of them are killed due to over population, so it is really important to spay or neuter your pets. Another disturbing truth is that there are people who want them only in the beginning and don’t take care of them later on. If you want to adopt a kitten or puppy just because it’s cute, don’t, but if you plan on taking care of them and giving them a happy home for the rest of their lives, then please do.”

1. Jiff @jiffpom, 7.4 million followers

Instagram’s top dog looks more like a teddy bear! The meticulously groomed Pomeranian is the most famous animal in the world with over 24 million followers across all of his social media pages. Jiff even set the Guinness World Record for most Instagram followers by an animal in 2017.

H/T to People

Featured Images via Instagram/@marniethedog & @iamlilbub

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Need New-Year Inspiration For A Healthy 2018? Meet Shiloh!

December 31, 2017 petsupplies 0

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Want some new-year inspiration for weight loss?Check out handsome Shiloh!We’ve featured his story here before but thought his tale could use retelling for those […]

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Lost Dog Found Making Himself At Home In A Stranger’s House

December 30, 2017 petsupplies 0

A family in Michigan came home Christmas evening to find their door open and a surprise guest lounging on their couch. They’re not exactly sure how it happened, but the home invader wasn’t the kind worth calling the cops over. It was River, a runaway dog looking for somewhere to get warm.

A week ago, River disappeared from his new family’s home. Jean Strobel, River’s owner, did everything she could to bring her pup back. She organized her entire community to be on the lookout for the wayward hound, and she contacted the local animal recovery program, Lost Paws. Search parties scoured the nearby areas, and missing dog fliers were posted on every message board and light pole.

Pupdate 12/25 RIVER IS HOME, safe and sound! ❤️🐶 Turns out, he nudged the door of someone’s house open and went in and…

Posted by Lost Paws, LLC on Thursday, December 21, 2017

River was missing for seven days, but it wasn’t a search party that finally brought the dog back home. After braving the winter weather and scrounging for food, it seemed River was tired of being lost. Instead of waiting to be found, he took matters into his own paws.

When the Sluit family saw the furry bundle on their couch, “raccoon” was their first thought. River had the fur and four legs, but it only took a second for the family to realize the serendipity surrounding the holiday home invasion. They recognized River from the pictures posted in the neighborhood and knew the dog belonged to a good home.

They called Lost Paws and quickly arranged for a Christmas reunion. Despite earlier reports of River being spotted several miles away, he ended up breaking into a house down the road from his own. The Sluit family still isn’t sure how River managed to open the door and get inside, but they’re happy they could help a frantic family and a lost dog find their way back to each other.

River is now safe at home and working on gaining back the weight he lost. He needs rest and some nourishing food, but he’s comfortably recovering from his ordeal. Strobel isn’t letting the wandering pooch out of her sight and is thankful to be able to welcome the new year with her newly adopted dog safe at her side.

Featured image screenshot via Fox17

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