Frequent travelers who also happen to be dedicated pet owners must all endure this dilemma: what do we do with our beloved pet(s) while we’re away?
Many of us either have a trusted petsitter on speed-dial or pay a handsome sum to have them stay at a pet hotel. But for others, it’s simple – just bring them along! Here are a few of our favorite Instagram accounts documenting the adventures of plucky pooches from around the world that you’ll want to follow:
Maru the smiley Shiba Inu is probably one of Japan’s biggest Instagram celebrities, with over 2.6 million followers. His account is full of the happy puppy’s exuberant expressions as he goes on daily adventures around Japan.
Follow him at: @marutaro
2. Ozzie and Ripley
Ozzie the Golden Retriever and Ripley the Siberian Husky are polar opposites – Ozzie is the chilled-out older brother to Ripley, who has more energy than she knows what to do with and is often seen as a blur as she zips around at top speed. You could say that they balance each other out. They live in the mountainous West Coast splendor of Oregon, USA.
Follow them at: @pawsthatwander
Momo is a Border Collie with a face that’s just too cute to resist! (He legit has another Instagram account that just features his face. 😝) He follows his owner Andrew, who’s a photographer, around the world. Their adventures together have inspired a series of ‘Find Momo’ books, which feature photos of Momo hiding somewhere amongst gorgeous scenery.
Follow him at: @andrewknapp
The energetic and inquisitive Kahlua is a Catahoula Leopard Dog who’s joined owner Trevor as he goes on a roadtrip across the US from Pennsylvania, stopping by beautiful national parks along the way. They’re currently in California, but who knows where they’ll end up next?
Follow her at: @trevorandkahlua
Explore the bustling city of Hong Kong from a different perspective, as you follow Kintai, who’s living the best life. Like most Hong Kongers, the 13-year-old Yorkie has a fashionably on-point wardrobe and knows how to strike the perfect pose for each photo.
Follow him at: @dear_kintai
6. Max and Cooper
Follow photographer Alison Turner as she and her mischievous pair of adopted hounds hit the wide open spaces of the US in a campervan. Max is an experienced hand, as he’s been traveling with Alison for nearly a decade, while Cooper is a new addition to the family and a rookie at the whole adventuring thing – though he’s taking to it splendidly!
Follow them at: @alisontravels
Bull Terrier-cum-urban explorer Claire is the star of her owner Alice’s photos. The Dutch photographer loves taking Claire along as she explores rundown, abandoned buildings around Europe, and has a knack for bringing out the mystery and otherworldly aura of her surroundings.
Follow her at: @alicevankempen
We hope these daring doggos will inspire you to bring your own pets along for some adventures! If you do, don’t forget to snap some photos and share them with us – just tag us at @travelokamy or include #travelokamy in your post and you’ll stand a chance to be featured in our Instagram Feed.