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We’re a community of almost 4 million dog lovers and photographers,
capturing and celebrating moments spent with man’s (and woman’s) best friend.

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DogsOf Shelters

@dogsofshelters is a project focused on promoting adoptable dogs through beautiful photography and inspiring stories. Our mission is to use our large platform to help get pups into their forever homes and raise awareness about adoption. We’ve partenered with animal welfare organizations and photographers around the country to find dogs in need. Thanks for your support!

Tips for Submitting to @dogsofinstagram

Thank you to everyone that has shared and continues to share their photos with us. We thoroughly enjoy looking at every single picture. We work hard to showcase the diversity of dogs across shapes and sizes, breeds, mixes, ages and abilities. We select expressions that make us laugh out loud and stories that melt our hearts. Above all, we strive to provide fresh and entertaining photos for dog lovers worldwide, pushing ourselves to share better content each and every day. Although we can’t feature every submission we receive, here are a few tips to help your dog stand out from the crowd:


We pride ourselves at serving up the best dog photography to you, our amazing followers. When choosing photos we look for them to be non-blurry, preferably greater than 1 MB in size, no extreme filters applied, and a non-pixelated image. By following those simple rules we can keep the cuteness flowing into your Instagram!