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Today we got the honor of interviewing Lena (Eevee's Human). You can find a direct link to their Instagram here.

Here is their story:

Can you tell us about your journey to becoming a dog influencer? What inspired you to start sharing your dog's adventures on social media?

Chen: I began sharing my journey with Eevee when I became a first-time pet owner, particularly of a Shiba Inu, despite advice from online experts and veterinarians cautioning against this breed for new owners. However, I saw it as a challenge. The first time I snapped a photo of Eevee on my phone, she sat perfectly still, mouth wide open, and eyes squinting in what seemed like a wink. That moment, I realized Eevee was destined to be a model.

What do you think sets your dog apart from other dogs on social media? What makes them unique or particularly interesting to your followers?

Chen: Eevee stands out from other Shiba Inus on social media because she defies the typical traits of her breed. While Shiba Inus are often known for being standoffish and independent, Eevee is the life of the party. Unlike her counterparts, she adores people, enjoys playing with dogs and cats (even if they’re not always fond of her), and craves physical affection. Whether it’s belly scratches, cuddles, or simply being nestled on someone’s lap, Eevee thrives on human and stranger interaction, making her captivating to her followers.

How do you come up with ideas for your dog's posts and content? Do you have a specific creative process?

Chen: Ideas for Eevee’s posts and content often arise spontaneously or from trends I notice on my For You Page (FYP). There’s no set creative process; I simply stay ready to capture Eevee’s cutest moments. The only time we plan content is when collaborating with a brand.

Have you encountered any challenges or negativity on social media, and how did you handle it?

Chen: Oh, absolutely! I’ve stumbled into some pretty heated debates on Shiba Inu forums that can get a bit toxic. The big fuss usually revolves around what defines a purebred or well-bred Shiba Inu. Some arguments even question if your dog can be called a Shiba Inu if it’s not 100% purebred. But hey, whether your furry friend is a textbook purebred or not, it doesn’t make them any less lovable!

What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own dog influencer account or share their dog on social media?

Chen: If someone wants to kickstart their own dog influencer account or showcase their pup on social media, I’d advise not to push it if your pooch isn’t feeling the spotlight or couldn’t care less. The magic often happens when you least expect it – like catching them napping in a hilarious pose or doing something utterly goofy. Don’t sweat it if you can’t snap the perfect shot every time. The key is ensuring your dog’s having a blast and strengthening your bond in the process.

How has your dog influenced your life outside of social media?

Chen: While we might not be bonafide “dog influencers” in the traditional sense, Eevee has definitely left her paw print on my life. During a rough patch, she became my beacon of joy, inspiring me to give her the world in the limited time we have together. It’s taught me to cherish every moment and prioritize what truly matters, like basking in the great outdoors, whether on a scenic hike or a sandy beach stroll.

Can you tell us about a particularly memorable or funny moment you've had with your dog during one of your photo shoots or adventures?

Chen: One standout memory with Eevee happened during lockdown when everyone was jumping on the TikTok bandwagon. I thought it’d be a hoot to get Eevee involved in the trend, so I attempted to choreograph her dance to Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage.” Turns out, Eevee wasn’t exactly keen on being a canine TikTok star – she couldn’t care less about my attempts to make her groove to the beat! Despite her lack of enthusiasm, the video ended up being a hit with our friends on Instagram Stories, so we decided to share it on TikTok, where it garnered even more engagement.

Lastly, what's next for you and your dog on social media? Any exciting plans or projects in the works?

Chen: Exciting times ahead! We’re gearing up to step up our social media game this year. Keep your eyes peeled and stay tuned for some thrilling content coming your way!