It's called "social petworking", and it's officially a thing.
New Zealanders have long been a nation of animal lovers, and now we're also a country that loves to post pictures of our pets online.
According to a recent survey by PETstock, 68 per cent of New Zealand respondents who owned a cat or dog have posted a picture of their four-legged friend online, and 10 per cent have created a social media account for their pet.
And when it comes to social media, our furry friends are rapidly finding fame.
Some of the most popular Kiwi pet Instagram accounts are catching the attention of thousands, including handsome British blue
, whose silky coat and piercing eyes has his 7,600 followers swooning.
As well as our love for posting pet pictures, the survey also found that for 81 per cent of respondents, their pet was their best friend, while 66 per cent said they found people where friendlier to them when they were out walking with their dog.
Other top pets on the social circuit include photogenic husky
, with 4000 fans, and
, a cute canine pair from Auckland with 3,700 followers.