Most of us here at Design*Sponge are dog owners, so our puppy pride is alive and real. There are Grace’s dogs,
Winky and Hope, Kristina’s own Zizou, Kelli’s Frenchie, Polly, Caitlin’s little Rex, Lauren’s foster, Sam, and my own crazy cattle dog, Piper.
Some days, our furry friends are our go-to nap buddies, and others, they’re the kick-in-the-bum we need to get up and explore the great outdoors. So today, we’re celebrating our fun-loving, four-legged pals and their zest for life by bringing you a list of 10 adventure-loving dogs and their owners to follow on Instagram.
Theron Humphrey and his dog, Maddie the Coonhound
, seem like the best campfire mates one could ask for. Although Theron was born and raised in coastal North Carolina, he and his pup have traveled across countless states together, exploring cities along the way - but they call Idaho's countryside home. Every time Theron posts a new photo, I'm tempted to sell my things, buy a camper, and drive into the wild with my Shawn and our dog,
Holly & Juneau
, two Merle Australian Shepherds living and romping around Minnesota.
For Sudbury-based photographer
, Momo (his Border Collie) is more than his best friend - he's his muse. What started as a fun photo project where Andrew would catch Momo hiding or peeking his snout around corners and doorways, ended in the release of the book
, a project which continues to grow on Instagram.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t share the adventures of
Kona and Cali
, two Australian Cattle Dogs. I may be biased as a heeler-owner and a Canadian myself, but I can’t not smile when I see these free spirits and their pals romping around and making a mess on the beautiful West Coast of British Columbia.
When they're not adventuring around California's deserts (their home base), illustrator and photographer
and his beautiful white rescue Husky, Wolfgang, travel across the United States; and have been sharing the journey for over two years.
, pronounced "Loat-Say” is a lovely, caramel-colored female Labradoodle. Named after the Asian mountain, she calls Southern California home.
Who doesn't love some adorable dog-pals?
Paws That Wander
follows Ozzie, a Golden Retriever and big brother to Ripley, a Siberian Husky, around Washington State as they explore the PNW Wilderness.
's rescue Border Collies, Envy and Zain -- who are the perfect contrast to each other -- are two peas in a pod, living (and hugging it out constantly) in Pennsylvania.
Give it up for the little guy! Max is
's little rescue pup and sidekick and together, they travel across the country in Campy, the camper van.
Last but not least,
Camping with Dogs
may not follow any specific dog(s), but the feed is filled with oodles of Poodles (among other breeds) to discover and follow. It's also super inspiring for those who love roughing it in the great outdoors.