The Web’s Biggest Pet Superstars

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In the last decade, a number of pets have become web superstars, earning them (and their owners) some serious cash. But, as it turns out, it’s not easy for an animal to make it. Just like humans, it takes just the right mix of charisma, talent and timing. Here is a Top 10 list of those pets who got a lucky break and went on to the Big Time…
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Grumpy Cat

Arguably the most famous pet in the world, Grumpy Cat is said to be very friendly and nice in real life. So, it’s all just an act…
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Tuna Melts My Heart

The classic shelter rescue story has a really happy ending after Tuna was rescued and spurred a 10% rise in adoptions in his native Los Angeles. Where everybody wants to be a star…
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Buddy The Hedgehog

Buddy is known for traveling the world and having his picture taken in some exotic locales. Once a hog, always a hog…
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Sockington

Sockington doesn’t really look all that different from most other cats. Until you take a closer look. It’s almost as if she were wearing a superhero costume. Such a cute nose!
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Snoopy On Weibo

Snoopy is a male exotic shorthair from China who is the most famous cat on Chinese Twitter. But, his fame is so great, he’s made the transition to being a rising star in the West as well…
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Lil Bub

Lil Bub suffers from a deformity of the tongue which causes it to protrude permanently. And makes him so darned cute!
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Boo The Dog

Being voted the “World’s Cutest Dog” hasn’t changed Boo one bit. He still puts his pants on two legs at a time…
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Shishi Maru

Shishi Maru is known for an unflappable dignity and the most distinctive fur striping. Go get ‘em Tiger!
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Sparta (The Mean Kitty)

Sparta has unusual ears but is, otherwise, not so different from other domestic house cats. Until she starts to sing. Some of her songs on YouTube have more hits than Britney Spears…
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And, Finally…

Pizza Rat! In September, 2015, Matt Little was heading home on the New York subway when he was startled by the sight of a rat sliding a piece of pizza down a staircase. Luckily, Matt had his cell phone and the rest is YouTube history. Don’t expect Pizza Rat to make another appearance, though. Word on the street is that all the publicity has driven him underground…
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