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Five Spot: Five accounts for paw-sitively cute animals

It’s easier than ever to find the most adorable animal pictures around by finding new social networking accounts to follow or like online. Bev Lloyd-Roberts / Special to The Forum1 / 3
Boo the Pomeranian has earned the title “world’s cutest dog,” amassing millions of fans through his Facebook page. Special to The Forum2 / 3
Cuteness like this is tweeted out several times each day by the popular Emergency Kittens account on Twitter (@EmrgencyKittens). Special to The Forum3 / 3

FARGO – The Internet has a seemingly infinite number of practical, life-changing uses.

But all that improved communication and those important features are boring compared to the stuff we really care about – cute animal photos.

Here are five of the best online accounts to follow for some paws-itively adorable pictures and stories whenever you’re in need of a little cuteness.

1. @pugsofinstagram on Instagram: They burp, snore and are the loudest breathers around. Still, there’s no denying pugs have a charming personality that deserves attention. Anyone in the mood for pugs in sunglasses or taking naps in adorable situations should follow this account.

2. @EmrgencyKittens on Twitter: Ignore the misspelled name, and instead just look at the nonstop stream of cats for which this popular Twitter account with more than 477,000 followers is known. @EmergencyPuppy is an option, too, if you prefer the little barkers.

3. Boo on Facebook: I’ve never been much of a lapdog kind of guy. But I question my preference for bigger dogs whenever I see the latest photo from Boo, the one creature that deserves to be described as “the world’s cutest dog.”

The well-groomed Pomeranian and his slightly less cute brother, Buddy, have nearly 15 million likes on their Facebook page, The furry friends also have a large following on Instagram (@buddyboowaggytails) and Twitter (@buddyANDboo).

4. Shiba Inu Lovers on Facebook: Anyone who’s spent some time with a Shiba Inu will fall in love with the Japanese breed’s quirkiness, independence and cute “Shiba smiles” – they really are the most cat-like dog around.

But if you’re not lucky enough to live with one of these expensive dogs, like this account (, live vicariously through the happy dog owners that post their best photos here.

5. @CuteEmergency on Twitter: This account doesn’t discriminate – dogs, cats, bunnies. With more than 1.2 million followers and counting, it’s one of the easiest ways to get a frequent dose of cute animal photos and see the best the Internet has to offer.

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson has been a Forum reporter since 2012 and previously wrote for the Grand Forks Herald.

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