1. @thedogist View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The Dogist was created in 2013 by Elias Weiss Friedman, whose goal was to create a happy place on the internet for dog lovers. After being let go from his job, he took inspiration from The Sartorialist and Humans of New York and set out to the streets of New York with a camera and a squeaky tennis ball. Elias has since photographed over 30,000 dogs across the world, featuring their photos on @thedogist account. 2. @keepingfinn View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Finn (@keepingfinn) was adopted by Henry Friedman (@thehendog), the brother of the photographer who runs @thedogist. Finn was rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico in 2018 after Hurricane Maria during the first-ever Dogist Rescue Ride. Follow Finn's Instagram to see his daily adventures as he travels the country in a sprinter van. 3. @wethedogsnyc and @wethedogsdc View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via Instagram: @the_doggie_days Calling all NYC and DC pups: you need to check out @wethedogsnyc and @wethedogsdc, two unique community Instagram accounts that feature daily takeovers of dogs living in DC and NYC! Every day, a new dog gets to takeover the account in each city to feature their daily activities, and all posts are written from the pup's perspective. The focus is on sharing photos/videos of dog-friendly places and activities in NYC and DC. 4. @k9.lulu View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Lulu (@k9.lulu) is one of the bravest dogs on Instagram: she works for the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General serving as an Electronic Detection K9 on the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Lulu's job is to find laptops, cell phones, hard drives…even tiny micro-SD cards. 5. @sirdariusbrown View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Sir Darius Brown (@sirdariusbrown) is a 12 year old dog lover with a heart of gold. In 2017, Sir Darius was moved by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma and wanted to do something to help. Learning that some rescue dogs were being transferred from the devastation in Texas and Puerto Rico to the ASPCA in NYC as well as other shelters, Sir Darius thought of a unique way to use his passion of creating bow ties to help the displaced dogs look attractive and fashionable, with the hope that this would get them adopted faster. Since then, Sir Darius has donated countless bow ties to animal shelters and adoption centers across the USA and in the United Kingdom. 6. @thatdoodsquad View this photo on Instagram instagram.com That Dood Squad (@thatdoodsquad) is literally "squad goals." This Instagram features a group of doodles belonging to seven best girlfriends in Atlanta who meet up at least once a month for brunch and mimosas — and to take epic photos of the dogs. 7. @dogsofshelters View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The @dogsofshelters Instagram was started by the creators of @dogsofinstagram to highlight adoptable dogs from around the country. They launched the project to focus on promoting adoptable dogs through beautiful photography and inspiring stories. 8. @weratedogs View this photo on Instagram instagram.com If you follow @weratedogs, then you know that all dogs are good dogs. This Instagram account does exactly what it says: it rates dogs. And it's hilarious. WeRateDogs asks people to send photos of their dogs, then shares selected photos with a rating on a scale of one to ten. Rating dogs is hard work, so don't be surprised if you see ratings in excess of the maximum, such as "13/10". 9. @DailyBarker View this photo on Instagram instagram.com DailyBarker (@dailybarker) was launched by Christina Conlon following the unexpected loss of her golden retriever Beau. She launched DailyBarker to bring joy to others and to connect with the dog community. Each post focuses on sharing honest, useful information on topics such as dog health & nutrition, traveling, and training, as well as spotlighting dogs doing good in their communities! 10. @boopmynose View this photo on Instagram instagram.com There's no shortage of cuteness on @boopmynose. These good boys and girls deserve your support and have noses just begging you to give them a booping. 11. @sophiegamand View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Photographer Sophie Gamand (@sophiegamand) is a French award-winning photographer and animal advocate living and working in New York, and uses her platform to support the pit bull community. In 2014, she started a series called Pit Bull Flower Power, taking portraits of pit bull pups wearing crowns made of flowers. The goal is to invite viewers to look at these dogs in a new, softer light, and her Instagram definitely accomplishes that mission. 12. @dog_feelingsig View this photo on Instagram instagram.com If dogs could talk, what would they say? @dog_feelingsig features funny thoughts from a dog's perspective shared in the form of (perfectly misspelled) captions. 13. @dog.derp.of.the.day View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Animals make the best derpy faces. @dog.derp.of.the.day is devoted to compiling all dog derps into one feed. Follow for daily flap tucks, teeth nubbins, and gloriously awkward smoosh faces. 14. @susiesseniordogs View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Photographer Brandon Stanton, creator of @humansofny, launched @susiesseniordogs to help senior pups across the country find forever homes. The account was inspired by Brandon's experience of adopting senior dog Susie, and the account has helped hundreds of senior dogs find loving homes. 15. @mister_todd_ View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Comedian and founder of the Stand Up for Pits Foundation, Rebecca Corry, has graced the internet with her #fosterfail dogs Todd and Sally on their Instagram account @mister_todd_ . These pups do it all. They call meetings. They snuggle. They do cardio. Follow these two inseparable, inherently good souls to get regular updates of Todd’s ridiculous facial expressions and Sally’s squirrel-hunting shenanigans. 16. @got_direwolves View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Game of Thrones may be over, but you can still get your direwolves fix by following @got_direwolves! The account features Odin and Thor, who played direwolves Summer and Grey Wind on HBO’s Game of Thrones, and their daily adventures in Ireland. 17. @pudgethepit View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Dog mom and sarcasm queen, Melissa, provides hilarious commentary on her menagerie of special needs dogs on their Instagrams @pudgethepit and @buggythebulldog. Though Pudge went over the rainbow bridge recently, his legacy lives on in videos of Buggy’s love affair with a water jug, his personal tupperware domicile, and Melissa’s continuous good work caring for special needs dogs with a killer sense of humor. 18. @ellabeanthedog View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Ella Bean the Dog (@ellabeanthedog) is a four pound puppy mill survivor and former death row inmate from a south Florida shelter. She now resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with her rescued sisters, Coconut & Fifi von Bean. She uses her account to show off her fashionista lifestyle and to advocate for the lives of other shelter pups. 19. @sullyhwbush View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Sully (@sullyhwbush) was a service dog to former President George H.W. Bush, and worked with him until he passed away in December 2018. In February 2019, Sully began a new role at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in their dog program, which seeks to aid wounded veterans. Sully's account features the tasks that Sully performs as part of his daily service, and highlights the importance of service dogs in their owners' lives. 20. @dogsofinstagram View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @undefined No list would be complete without @dogsofinstagram, which is exactly what it sounds like: an account to celebrate the dogs of Instagram.