So Who is Derek the Dog on Instagram?

You know, in these times of social media, who and what is a superstar are slowly changing. Where once it was movie stars and rock stars alone, now we live in a world where anyone (and even dogs) can get famous via social media. One social media outlet that has pushed that movement along is Instagram. A site for sharing pictures and thoughts, it seems over time more and more dogs have risen to “fame” using the site. One dog I want to mention in particular is Derek the dog.

Derek the dog on Instagram is awesome for multiple reasons. One, he is not a puppy. Don’t get us wrong. We LOVE puppies.  But we sometimes feel the senior dogs get left behind n the love department because of that a little bit. But Derek is a senior dog. Unlike most of the famous dogs on social media (like Boo), Derek the dog did not just get famous because he was super cute (though it helps). No, people took to him because he had character and a certain doggy wisdom that seemed to permeate from him. Of course, being adorable does help.

It just makes us happy to see an older dog getting some attention and love on Instagram. Little did we know, there are a cavalcade of older dogs who get love on Instagram.  Thanks to Dogster for showing us the light, and showing us senior dogs still get love and always have a few tricks left up their sleeves.

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

A Speech Therapist Taught Her Dog How to Speak
Missing Dog in Massachusetts Reunited with Owner After 5 Years Apart
Texas Dog Receives Award After Saving His Owner’s Life
A Homeless Dog Highlights the Work of Animal Services
Border Collie Boston Terrier Cane Corso Chihuahua Corgi French Bulldog German Shepherd Golden Retriever Great Dane Pit Bulls Rottweiler Siberian Husky Tibetan Mastiff
10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Red Tiger Bulldog
10 Things You Didn’t Know about The Jackapoo
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Labraheeler
How To Get Rid of Mange in Your Dog’s Coat
The Reason Why Your Dog Needs Liability Insurance
How Often Should You Wash Your Dog?
What Does it Mean When Your Dog Shakes its Head A Lot?
What to Do if your Dog Has a Zinc Deficiency
Five Reasons Your Dog Could Be Panting and Restless
Can You Give Your Dog Aleve?
Is Starbucks Puppuccino Safe for Dogs?