Dog has more Insta followers than you
IF YOUR pet pooch has an Instagram account, you’re not alone.
A new study shows that 60 per cent of Aussie pets have their own social media page – some with tens of thousands of followers.
The survey, by pet-sitting network Mad Paws, also found that 50 per cent of pets are being treated to fancy organic meals, and one in five have the latest fashion and accessories.
“Our research shows nearly 50 per cent of Australian dogs have their own bedroom, one in five pet owners have professional photos taken of their four-legged friends and over 70 per cent of fur-babies get flashy presents on their birthdays,” Mad Paws co-founder Alexis Soulopoulos said.
Dog owners also appear to spend big bucks on their pooches, with 60 per cent splashing out more than $150 a month on toys, food and accessories – something Melbourne’s Sylvia Fronczak knows all about. Her Newfoundland, Bentley, has 48,000 Instagram fans and loves being in the spotlight.
“When I first got him I thought he was pretty cute so I thought I would make an account for him – and then there was one video, of me putting out a dandelion for him to sniff but he eats it – and it went viral,” she said.
“I love that other people love him too – if I don’t post for five or six days I get messages asking if Bentley is OK.”
Sylvia Fronczak and Bentley.