Dog Instagram Captions You Should Use on Your Next Post

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Whether you’re trying to get your dog Instagram-famous or enjoy putting up engaging pics with your furry friend for its own sake, captions add the cherry on top of those already delightful little posts.

By Guest Blogger, Wendy Dessler

It’s no secret that dogs make everything better. So, why leave them out of your Instagram feed? All your followers will appreciate puppy pics, and you might even make somebody’s day with one.

However, while the image itself speaks volumes, the caption also matters. Selecting the perfect description brings your IG game to the next level. 

Let’s take a look at some inspiration you can use while making your next post and divide it into three categories to match your mood and personality style.


Humor draws attention. Is there a better way to make your doggie pics even more wholesome than by adding a sweet joke in the description? 

Writing Instagram captions is challenging, though, especially while trying to stay fresh and genuine. So, let’s examine the two main avenues you can go down while coming up with the ideal comic caption.


Face it – everybody loves puns, although they’ll groan when they hear one. Plus, wordplay is an easy way to express your playful intentions without risking going over-the-top or making the joke too niche. 

For example, why not use: 

  • The pup had a ruff day.
  • I’m paw-sitively in love with this one.
  • I’m thankful fur this little creature.
  • I woof you.
  • Furry much in love.

The list can go on forever. Puns are an endless source of ways to make somebody smile while scrolling through social media.


Those not big on wordplay could get sassy with their dog pics. Self-deprecating humor is much-loved on the Internet, but you’re going for positivity here, so why not turn it around and show you’re proud of your furry friend?

Nobody will judge a bit of sassy humor under a puppy selfie, either. This funny selfie captions post by Facetune is a great source of ideas if you’re feeling frisky.


Each dog has a personality, which is likely a part of why you fell in love with them. 

So, instead of forcing your pet to do anything they don’t want to for more effective posts, revel in their natural behavior. Then, express how grateful and happy you are for having them with a sentimental caption.

You can combine sentimentality and jokes, too, by saying ‘who needs diamonds when you have a dog’ or ‘my best friend doesn’t even speak my language.’ These go best with adorable selfies with your dog or family pictures displaying your idyllic, two-species home.

If you’re not feeling it, you don’t even have to go for the joke format. Talk about how your life changed since the little four-legged creature entered your world and be genuine. Everybody loves reading that. 

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Now, if neither of the two options suits your style, you could make your Instagram feed informative for dog-owners around the world. Here, consider your following (especially if you own a larger profile with a big audience) and the type of content they’d want to see. 

Either way, owners love learning new exciting canine facts. You can provide them with good content by discussing the specifics regarding your pet. 

For example, if you own a shar-pei, you already know they tend to have black tongues. Most people don’t. Why not share that tidbit of information with your Instagram community? It doesn’t take much effort to come up with a joke, you don’t have to get too personal, and you’re still making your post engaging. 

If there’s nothing novel for you to say, you could explain how your feeding or walking schedule works (with a charming picture on a walk or while your puppy’s munching). 

Your followers will appreciate the information from a seasoned owner, especially if they’ve recently included a pet in their households.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re trying to get your dog Instagram-famous or enjoy putting up engaging pics with your furry friend for its own sake, captions add the cherry on top of those already delightful little posts.

Have fun with your images, hashtags, and descriptions. It’ll engage your IG community, let you express yourself in a way that best suits your personality, and help you send some positivity out in the world.

About the Author

Wendy Dessler is a super-connector who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.

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