6 Country Pups You Should Be Following on Instagram
We might be biased, but country musicians sure own a lot of really, really cute pets. And, lucky for their fans, the stars aren't shy about sharing photos of their furry family members on social media.
However, several country artists have gone one step further and created social media accounts for their adorable pets. Unsurprisingly, these photo-heavy profiles are nothing short of cute overload (not that we're complaining!).
March 23 is National Puppy Day, so why not spend a few minutes making sure you're following these six adorable doggos on the social media platform? They'll bring you nothing but smiles!
Ruby Amarillo (Owner: Jimmy Wayne)
A Chihuahua–miniature pinscher pup, Ruby Amarillo (aka Ruby the Foster Dog) is Jimmy Wayne's sidekick; in fact, the "Do You Believe Me Now" singer adopted the pup from a rancher in 2010 while he was in the middle of his 1,700-mile Meet Me Halfway walking trip to raise awareness for foster kids.
"The smallest pup's collar was way too big for her," Wayne recalled to Woman's Day in 2017. "That took me back to my days as a foster kid and never having clothes that fit."
Since then, Ruby, who calls Wayne "Mr. James" on Instagram, has shared her life with the singer. Wayne in turn wrote a children's book (Ruby the Foster Dog) and album (Ruby's Toons) depicting her adoption story.
Lucy (Owner: Gary Allan)
Gary Allan adopted his shaggy, black-and-white F1B goldendoodle, Lucy, from Teddy Bear Goldendoodles in Robertsdale, Ala. The 9-year-old pup is a constant presence on the road; in fact, Lucy's even been known to hang out onstage and quietly watch Allan perform.
"She's very well traveled," Allan told AL.com in 2013. "She's been with me ever since she was born. She spent her first three weeks with me in rehearsals. I think all my efforts, trying to make her okay with the music, have paid off."
Porter (Owner: Chris Young)
The Instagram bio of Chris Young's German Shepherd, Porter, says it all: "Belong to Chris ... but I run the joint" (it could be because the dog, which Young received for Christmas from his sister Dorothy in 2017, is an energetic puppy). Porter recently returned from "puppy boot camp," so expect to see him on the road sometime very soon.
Hawk (Owner: Randy Houser)
Randy Houser's 2-year-old goldendoodle, Hawk, just might be country music's most photogenic pup -- at least going by his frequently updated Instagram account, which shows him at the beach, frolicking in the snow and just hanging out around the house taking a snooze.
Harley (Owner: Tyler Hubbard)
Both members of Florida Georgia Line have adorable dogs, although Tyler Hubbard's golden retriever, Harley, is off-the-charts cute. The pup travels with the band and makes friends (including Hawk Houser!) wherever he goes. Last summer, a headphones-wearing Harley even strolled onstage during a Florida Georgia Line show and charmed the pants off of the entire audience.
Edgar Boogie (Owner: Brett Eldredge)
Brett Eldredge's chocolate-brown Weizsla, Edgar Boogie, just might be country music's superstar pooch. Although the regal doggo claims in his Instagram bio to be "weirder than my dad," nothing could be further from the truth: Edgar loves sporting hats and costumes, hanging out at The Voice, meeting other celebrity dogs and generally being a very good boy.