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Celebrate the End of Summer With the Lobster Dogs of Instagram

We rounded up the best #lobsterdog pics on Instagram so you can turn your pup into a lobster dog, too!

Phillip Mlynar  |  Sep 16th 2015


When it comes to end-of-summer outfits for your favorite dog, dressing as a lobster is clearly the only sensible option. For reasons that have flummoxed zoologists for years, there’s something about the combination of a playful pup and a stately lobster costume that just works. So digging deep into the popular #lobsterdog hashtag on Instagram, here’s a handy guide to mixing canines with crustaceans.

Get the perfect fit

Lobster dog, lobster dog, does whatever lobster dog does! #lobsterdog

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When sausage dog meets lobster dog, everyone’s a winner.

Support lobster-dog love


Just a couple of lobster pooches puckering up and kissing.

Opt for a nice hat

Dem crazy friday nights you spend alone wit yo dog #lobsterdog #bignight ??

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A lobster claw headpiece is the classy way to show your love for the crustaceans.

Or a nice toy


An impromptu hat can be dapper too.

Make sure your pup is happy as a lobster dog


Check out the happiness on this fully lobstered-up pup’s face!


While this Bulldog is certainly not amused at his lobster garb.

Play your part


Although sometimes you can take your lobster dog enthusiasm a little too far.

Find your pup’s true inner lobster dog


Finally, let’s all marvel at this maverick take on the lobster dog phenomenon!

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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.