Turn Your IG Feed Into A Pet-Friendly Paradise by Following DC’s Most Adorable Local Animal Insta Accounts



Want to make your social media a more awesome place?

DC is one of the most pet-friendly cities there is, both in real life and online.

Whether you’re a pet lover or just want to brighten up your IG feed, we highly recommend you follow one (or all) of these adorable local animal Instagrams.

We’ve got D.C.-area dogs, cats, rescue organizations, and zoos on this squeal-worthy list, so get your heart-eyed and ugly cry emojis ready and read on!

Humane Rescue Alliance

Follow the Humane Rescue Alliance for a daily dose of adoptable cats, dogs, guinea pigs, turtles, bunnies, and every pet in between that comes through their doors.

We The Dogs DC

‘Gramming for a cause– a different DMV dog ‘holds the handle’ each day showcasing pet-friendly spots in the area.  The organization hosts events throughout the year to raise money in support of various animal rescues.

Pumpkin the Petworth Pitbull

Some jerk-off abandoned a very sick Pumpkin in an alleyway in Petworth.  Lucky for Pumpkin, she was rescued and by a neighbor who brought her back to health and gave her a full, happy life.  

Navy the Corgi

This Arlington pupper is beyond cute and probably knows it.  One-year-old Navy has over 40k followers and counting.

Teddy the Sheepadoodle

Photogenic ‘dood who has our vote for 2020.

Viking the Lab

Viking is a preciously endearing cross-eyed black lab from Loudoun County.  The derp is real and it is amazing.

Izzy the Chow

Rescue Chow Chow with an abundance of floof.

Jack the Pibblepotamus

D.C. pittie rescue with a head bigger than his body.  Sports an expressive ultra-derp face.

Presley Pug

Rolls on rolls on rolls.  Wearer of hawaiian shirts, hoodies, and glamorous jewels in Alexandria.

Crumbs & Whiskers

This cat cafe in Georgetown helps you get your kitten fix by featuring its adoptable cat rescues.


Follow Wagtime to enjoy pics of puppers enjoying time at camp (aka daycare).  They foster for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, Rural Dog Rescue, and Humane Rescue Alliance among others and feature adoptable dogs, too!

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

The Smithsonian Zoo might have the best animal-related Instagram account in the DMV.  Follow for a dangerously cute variety of zoo residents including pandas, elephants, cheetah cubs, seals, reptiles, small mammals, birds, primates, etc.  The amount of cute is out of control.

Did we miss one of your favorite pet IG accounts? Let us know by tagging us on social using #FrayLife!

Looking for more awesome local IG accounts to follow? Check out our master list of the best DC food accounts to follow.


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