3 Dogfluencers to follow in Louisville, KY

Ethan is a mix of six breeds including Presa Canario, Argentinian Dogo + Mastiff. | Photo by @pgjdogbar

If you’re a dog parent, you know that your four-legged friend carries a lot of influence over your life — both on and off the screen

That’s why we’re delving into the world of Dogstagram (that’s dog Instagram) to bring you three local pups you need to follow on social media right now

Ethan is a mix of six breeds including Presa Canario, Argentinian Dogo + Mastiff. | Photo by @pgjdogbar

Ethan Almighty, @ethanalmighty 

Arguably the most famous dog in the 502, most Louisvillians know his storybut if you’re new, you can hear it in two parts on the Friends with Dogs podcast. 

Since his adoption by Jeff and Dana Callaway, Ethan has been named the Chief Tasting Officer for Busch Dog Brew, his limited edition Feeders Pet Supply dog treats raised $15,000 for the Kentucky Humane Society + he’s now up for an American Humane Hero Dog Award in the “Shelter” category. You can vote for Ethan every day until Fri., July 22.    

Polly gets a beverage from Quills Coffee on Main Street. | Photo by @lovepollyandpippa

Polly & Pippa, @lovepollyandpippa 

These chihuahua-minpin sisters are true dogs about town — visiting iconic local photo ops like the umbrellas at Red Tree NuLu + the Love mural in Butchertown, and leaving their #LocalDogReview. 

If you need a little extra pep in your step, Polly has her own Instagram page of paw-sitive affirmations. We really love the “Be curious, not judgemental,” one.

Despite his expansive adventures, Dew always makes it home for dinner each night. | Photo by @DewsAdventures

Dew’s Adventures, @DewsAdventures

This very good boy epitomizes the phrase “Not all who wander are lost,” because he gets free range to roam wherever he likes — which usually means he gets lots of head scratches from neighbors in his Bullitt County community. His adventures have been so pupular online that he’s been the subject of multiple articles, including for Buzzfeed News

He’s also a bit of an in-house celebrity, as his mother is LOUtoday’s own Sales Executive Mandey Lee. When he’s not on open-ended journeys around town, he likes playing tug-of-war with his dad’s favorite sweatpants.