Tired of waking up every Monday morning and dragging yourself to a cubicle? Go adopt a cat. Follow in the pawprints of the likes of Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub and your bank account will thank you.
Lisa Vanderpump, star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules, is also known for her love of dogs. Not only does she own 8 dogs with many of them rescues, she runs the Vanderpump Dog Foundation which promotes the humane treatment for dogs around the world. Her brand of luxury pet accessories Vanderpump Pets also donates a percentage of sales to support her foundation.
Boo the Pomeranian, aka The Cutest Dog in the World, pulls in a cold million annually for his human. He is a Teddy Bear Pom with a short snout and a crown of big, bushy ginger fur. He keeps his locks closely clipped, has 17 million Facebook followers and resembles a miniature, fluffy bear.
Meet Tuna, the Chiweenie with a recessed-jaw, neck wrinkles that would make a turkey jealous and over a million Instagram followers. Tuna was found abandoned and alone on the side of the road. His rescuer brought him to a farmers market and, as fate would have it, he met Courtney Dash.
Lil Bub the ‘mysterious alien woman’, perma-kitten, under-cat and general inspiration to human and feline-kind alike has raised over $300,000 for Lil BUBS Big FUND proceeds of which go to the ASPCA. The featherweight kitty (weighing in at a whopping 3.9lbs) was born Polydactyl (with extra toes), with dwarfism and the bone disease Osteopetrosis (the opposite of Osteoporosis). The cat is toothless and has an underdeveloped jaw causing her tongue to perpetually stick out.
Who knew that underbites and dwarfism could be so lucrative? Grumpy Cat, a 2012 internet sensation who embodied exactly those qualities was rumored to have a net worth of $100 million dollars. Although this number has been refuted by the cat’s owner, Tabatha Bundesen has since been able to quit her waitressing job.
Meet Bodhi, the Shiba Inu who was discovered by Coach. Proclaimed as the most stylish dog in the world, Menswear Dog makes $15,000 a month making him one of the richest canines, ever. Bodhi’s got over 300k followers on Instagram, 200k followers on Facebook, and 11k followers on Twitter.
Nicolas Cage has been known to make some pretty outrageous purchases throughout his career. Many of those purchases lead to his ultimate bankruptcy, and his rise back to stardom after taking every movie role available to bounce back. The list of purchases included everything from a collection of multimillion dollar mansions, a castle, several yachts, more than 50 cars, a jet, and an island.
People are cashing in on their pets more than ever with social media based on a new study from Barkbox which surveyed more than 1,000 dog parents in the US. Do you have an adorable dog, cat, or pet lizard that you think can become the latest Internet sensation? Dog owners post on social media approximately 6 times per week and 11% of the owners have social media accounts specifically for their pets.