Ok, I know that what I see on social media isn’t always “reality” but some accounts are downright inspirational. There are some dogs, and people, that seem like they are always having a grand adventure. I daydream about going the places where their photos are taken and it motivates me to plan another adventure with Chester and Gretel.
It seems like the lives of some pups I follow are non-stop fun sprees. I don’t know about you but it certainly makes me feel like I don’t get out enough.
Check them out for yourselves.
Here are 10 of my favorite adventurous Instagram dogs to follow:
Chipper and Quinci live in Arizona so it seems like their adventures are fueled by sunshine all year round (unlike for us here in the Northwest). I love following their hiking and camping adventures. They’re visiting Colorado right now! They also like to go paddleboarding.
Seeing Quinci’s adorable face almost makes me want a Jack Russel Terrier.
Goose, Sheba, and Dante are also from Arizona – lucky pups! (well, except for the scorching heat part). It seems like all they do is hike, camp, and paddleboard. Their Mom says, “Exploring the Arizona desert is something Goose, Sheba, and Dante enjoy. We find all the secluded spots and we know all the secret places to find water.”
I couldn’t find a photo with all three dogs in it so here is one of my favorite. They also have their own blog.
Robin is a hiking, camping, peak-bagging, paddleboarding pup from Lost Angeles. Still from a land of sunshine, but further west, Robin loves getting out as often as he can (which, from his photos, looks like a lot). He’s in the process of covering the San Gabriel mountains with his paw prints.
He’s a extraordinaire when it comes to reviewing gear for medium-sized adventure pups. You can check out all of Robin’s gear reviews on their blog.
Lucky, Lilo, and Toby are three rescue pups that hike all over the West Coast (of Canada it looks like). Lucky (Pomeranian) and Toby (Chihuahua mix) are pint-sized mutts so they pull at our inspiration strings real hard. What’s moore is that Lucky is 16 and still hitting the trails!
Moo Caton is a 10-yr-old spoiled, traveling, adventure Dachshund. He is totally after our own heart because he also breaks stereotypes by boldly going where most humans think he can’t go. He says, “Yes I hike, and no my parents aren’t mean for taking me!”
He also loves to hang out while his parents go rock climbing. They are about ready to embark on a 9-week, 7 state road trip so be sure to follow them to see where they go. Hint: one of the places they’re visiting in a fun Bavarian mountain town a few hours from Seattle.
Butters is a mini Dachshund who lives in Idaho but loves to take tons of road trips. Besides hiking, Butters likes camping, hiking, boating, and urban exploring. He’s a Dachshund after our own heart.
This adventurous trio is made of up of Nyx (tan Chihuahua), Hero (white and tan Chihuahua) and Angel. Angel, a senior dog bought and rescued at 4 weeks from a trucker on the side of the road for twenty bucks, considers herself the pack leader. However, it’s really Nyx, the smallest of them, that’s the most adventurous. Together, they hike rugged trails in the backcountry of Vancouver, BC.
Jasper is an Alaskan Malamute/Golden Retriever mutt living and adventuring in Bend, Oregon. He goes to such gorgeous places!
We’ve visited Bend, Oregon where he lives a few times and think it’s pretty swell. One of our favorite hikes is in that area. The town is known for being dog friendly too.
Also named Jasper, this Siberian husky/golden lab mix lives in Canada. He hikes to some of the most gorgeous places we’ve seen. As you can tell from our lineup of favorite adventure pups, we’re partial to our northern neighbors’ scenery.
Of course I had to put us in here. While I feel like we don’t get out as much as these other Instagram dogs, I do think Chester get out more than a lot of people do.
Chester and Gretel have been hiking together, and breaking the stereotype about what small dogs are capable of, for 5 years. Chester was hiking and running for 8 years before that. That’s right… this old man turns 14 at the end of September and he can still out-hike some people!
How often do you get outside to play?