Feeling a little stressed in the middle of a work day? If you can’t actually take a moment to snuggle a fur baby, then scrolling through some of the most absolutely adorable pets Instagram has to offer can be just the thing to level you out. Here are 10 of our favorite cuddly critters that get us through the day. (But try and keep the audible “oohs” and “ahhs” to a minimum as co-workers might get suspicious!)
Bonus: check out how you can win a $100 gift card to Wag.com to use on your favorite pet (or for yourself on Amazon.com)!
With his wide worried eyes and fluffy face, Hosico has been entertaining more than 650,000 followers with little more than his natural cuteness and an occasional jaunt inside a box.
When it comes to debonair dogs, DeanTheBasset is one of our favorites. Those floppy ears that almost drag on the ground and those big basset hound droopy eyes. And it seems, with Dean around there’s never a dull moment as followers find him swimming in a lake, eating ice cream cones and even attending basset birthdays!
But if you limit yourself to just cute dogs and cats, you are missing out on a whole world of animal cuteness. Plenty of other species are just as fluffy, fun and oggle-inducing. One tiny charming chipmunk, known simply as “Raw”, will not disappoint. We all know how cute it is to see these guys noshing on nuts (or watermelon, which seems to be Raw’s favorite).
Next on the list is an an otter named Babie. Need we say more? Babie’s passions appear to be snuggling, sleeping, and splashing around in the water.
And of course, no cute Instagram animal list would be complete without one of those round fur balls of utter delight. The Adventures of Hedgy has us fully entertained and wondering, can Hedgy get any rounder or cuter?
Want to hear a recipe for internet fame? How about a tiny monkey that loves pizza? Pizzatoru lives in Japan where it is legal to keep a Galago monkey like this. Those giant eyes and ears fixed on a tiny face make for ultimate cute. Though he fits in your hand, Pizzatoru is happy to curl up in your shirt or even chill out on top of your head.
Bunny lovers may already be aware of the popular WallytheBunny Instagram. Though sadly, Wally has passed, but his friends Suki and Otis are still kicking and cuter than ever. With ears more like fluffy-feathered wings, these sweet bunnies are a special breed known as English Angora rabbits. Who doesn’t want to hug one of these guys?
Okay, so maybe you don’t love it when a wily raccoon makes its way into your garbage... or worse, your attic. But a rescue raccoon named Pumpkin is anything but a nuisance. Pumpkin enjoys eating healthy treats and lying around with his two resident dog friends, making for even more fluff and joy.
If guinea pigs leave you gaga, there’s no better account to follow than Mieps the Guinea Pig. Here you will find the most adorable, professionally posed photos of Mieps and his impossibly adorable friends Wies, Pien and Archie enjoying fancy macarons with their tea, reading high literature, and wearing glasses and tophats.
Cuteness isn’t always measured in fluff and fur - Super Pringle the Bearded Dragon is a testament to this. Last but not least, this lizard who does a lot of traveling on a leash should get the prize for most endearing reptile. You can see Super Pringle dressed in costumes (a Ghost Buster get-up might be the best), chilling at the beach, and even strolling a tiny shopping cart.
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