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We’re Obsessed With the Rich Dogs of Instagram

A rich dog is the same as your dog. He just has more money at his disposal.

Melissa L. Kauffman  |  Oct 2nd 2015


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OK, so I like looking at adorable dogs in exotic locations surrounded by swag — me, and almost 25 thousand other Instagram users. Rich Dogs of Instagram’s tagline is “These dogs have more money than you and this is what they do.” Yep, these adorable pups have hit the high life: private jets, castles, fancy cars, money, and lots of bling.

Kaylin Pound. (Photo courtesy Kaylin Pound)

Kaylin Pound and Nellie.

Creator Kaylin Pound, dog lover and Envision writer at Elite Daily, told me that she started Rich Dogs of Instagram after she had to write a story about the Romanian Instagrammers who poked fun at the Rich Kids of Instagram page by recreating a bunch of their photos.

“This made me wonder,” she said, “if anyone had ever thought of making a parody account with dogs, and to my surprise no one had done it before.”

Wanting Rich Dogs of Instagram to be used for something more than a good laugh, Kaylin works with Posh Pets Rescue in New York City and clothing company Puppies Make Me Happy “to help spread the word about giving back to dogs who aren’t as fortunate as the Rich Dogs of Instagram.”

Kaylin leads a busy life as a writer and pet parent to two Westies — Nuckles and Nellie — but she’s not too busy to create another popular Instagram account. Check out Hot Dudes with Dogs, which has almost 200 thousand followers.

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About the author: Melissa L. Kauffman often goes by Mel to friends and canines alike. She lives in North Carolina with her two forever puppies, Tampa Bay and Justice; two feisty parrots, Deacon and Carlisle; a betta fish named Edgar Allan; and her husband, Scott. Mel is the group editor for Dogster Magazine.