Dogs are man’s best friend so it’s no surprise that there are a few that have achieved fame. Here are a few you might know and few you may not.
Possibly the most intelligent dog in history, Lassie could sniff out folks in trouble and solve cases like nobody’s business. Played by a Collie named Pal, “Lassie” was a devoted pooch who went on a 500-mile journey to reunite with her family in the 1943 hit movie. America loved this fur baby so much the movie led to a TV series that ran from September 12, 1954, to March 25, 1973.
With the help of her adorable little walk and her trademark tongue lolling out of her mouth, Marnie is a 16-year-old Shih Tzu that was adopted from a rescue shelter at age 11. With more that 2.1 million Instagram followers, Marnie has used her star power and popularity to advocate for the adoption of senior pups. Go Marnie!
Known for being one of the first Internet celebrity dogs to achieve internet fame, Boo became an instant star after his mom created a Facebook page for him in 2009. With fans like Ke$ha and Khloé Kardashian, this pint-sized Pomeranian had over 7.5 million likes on Facebook. Who else is feeling a little star struck?
Known for his adorable overbite, Tuna the Chihuahua was found at a farmer’s market in San Diego after being abandoned by his previous parents. Tuna catapulted in the fame when someone posted a picture of him on Reddit and he became a meme. He now has 2.1 million followers on Instagram. He and his mom are partners of organizations that support no-kill animal sanctuaries.
This pooch is one of the most adorable decorated veterans we’ve ever seen. Sinbad was a sailor on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter, George W. Campbell. After signing enlisted paper with a paw print, he served 11 years in the Coast Guard including combat in WWII. At the end of his service, Sinbad was given several medals including the American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, and the Navy Occupation Service Medal. He was one of two animals to be classified as non-commissioned officers by an arm of the United States military.
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