Adorable pets attract massive followings online
Perth pet parents are creating Instagram profiles for their pets and reaping financial rewards, according to PerthNow.
Insta-pooch Rollo Shiba @rolloshiba is a 3 year old Shiba Inu from West Perth with a massive 72,000 followers.
Rollo’s mum Clo, first started sharing pictures of Rollo on her Instagram account but when his photos attracted more likes than hers did she decided that Rollo needed an account of his own, she told The Morning Show. It first started as a bit of fun but after being featured on popular websites like UniLad and LadBible, Rollo’s following jumped from around 6000 followers to 20,000 within a couple of weeks.
As Rollo’s following and popularity grew, he had companies sending him products to model but soon found himself an agent to manage and negotiate his opportunities.
Other Insta-doggos from Perth includes @klueskapel_bmd with 64,000 followers on their account. Klueso also has an agent that specialises in pet influencers. @charlie_the_blue_staffy is followed by 18,000 followers, promoting a variety of doggie products on Instagram. @homerpugalicious has an impressive 145,000 followers. Not bad for a little pug from Perth!
Is your pet on Instagram? We would love to see them, tag @pawsdirectory in your photos so we can see your beautiful pets.