The 10 Local Dogs You Should Be Following on Instagram

The Burg is paradise for people and for pups. Most restaurants are dog friendly in some capacity, many even offer a full menu of treats for your furry friend. Go out on the weekends and there’s a wagging tail and flopping tongue every direction you turn. Honestly, half the fun of the Saturday Morning Market is getting to see all the peppy pups enjoying their weekend. 

But we digress. If you’re a dog lover who needs their adorable fix on the daily, then here are ten of our favorite four legged friends to follow on Instagram. Listen, these dogs are more than just wet noses to boop, they’re certified influencers who remind us to get out and explore the Burg.

Did we miss yours? Tell us in the comments below so we can make sure to give them a follow!

Teddy in the Burg (@teddyintheburg)

This local icon never leaves home without his monogrammed water bowl. Teddy is a regular at Dog Bar. A pint-sized bundle of cuteness, he can always be found living his best life at local restaurants, markets, and more.

Roscoe the Bull Terrier (@roscoe.the.bullterrier)

With an Instagram bio that includes “Handsome Devil”, “Bowtie wearing”, “Sunglass Stunting”, and “Blanket bullrito” – it’s no wonder that Roscoe boasts almost 17,000 Instagram followers. Follow along as this dog runs beaches and lounges in the sun, like a proper Floridian.

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Bull shark. ?

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Island of Misfit Chihuahuas (@isle.of.misfits)

These motley crew of sweet (mostly) dog angels has our hearts. As of December 2018, there were five dogs (not all chihuahuas), two cats, and a pot-bellied pig. We adore following along with these weird ones as they enjoy the good life here in St. Pete, FL.

Harlow (@harlowsgoodlife)

A total beach bum, this cutie is always up to something fun. King of the dog park, Harlow keeps it local when he dines out and delivers some quality sunset content.

Jax, Haku & Zooey (@jaxandthepack)

This trio knows their angles. It’s not that they’re trying to show you up on the sunset photo you also posted, they’re just that good.

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My sweet Jax. He is becoming such a cuddle bug with his older age. He used to be so aloof and visibly uncomfortable with any affection, but now he comes to me seeking attention and my heart melts into a million pieces every time. ♥️ • This will always be my favorite photo of Jackson. I have tried to recreate this with different colorful sunsets in the past with no success. ? • The intense colors of summer beach sunsets will always have me in awe. ? swipe to the the original edit! • • #WHPcolorwheel #sunsets #buzzfeednation #buzzfeedanimals #thevisualcollective #excellent_dogs #aestheticdogs #dog_features #bestwoof #campingwithdogs #hikingdognation #dogsthathike #dogphotography #dogphotographer #dogs #dog #pet #pets #ilovemydog #puppy #puppylove #germanshepherdfan #gsd #malinois #muttsofinstagram

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Murphy (@stpetepup)

An Instameet pro, Murph is a very good boy who can’t pass up a good mural selfie. His favorite jaunts include North Shore Park and Trip’s Diner.

Tallahassee Lassie (@tally_the_catahoula)

We’ve seen this good girl balance everything from treats, to Kahwa Coffee cups to PupActive ice cream on her snout. It’s impressive as heck. She’s an adventurous spirit and another Instameet pro.

Finnigan (@following.finnigan)

This golden boy sure does live life to the fullest here in the Burg. He’s always gramming it up beachside or at Kahwa Coffee. On top of that, it’s hard to say who loves Bodega more, you or Finnigan.

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Stonewall the Frenchie (@stonewallthefrenchie)

As far as dogs on Instagram go, Stonewall is one of the OG celebs here in St. Pete. He’s had to slow down his rock and roll feed to help with his little (human) sister, but that doesn’t stop him from still being one of our fave pups to follow on the ‘gram.

*Cover Photo courtesy of @jaxandthepack on Instagram.

Written by Ysanne Taylor

Ysanne Taylor

Ysanne Taylor is the Photo Editor and a contributor for I Love the Burg and That’s So Tampa. She is also the Art Director at She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg in 2014 with a B.F.A. in Graphic Arts.