Meet Tuna, the Celeb Dog Whose Fans Include Lady Gaga and Reese Witherspoon

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He’s got a prominent overbite and wrinkly skin but there’s just something about Tuna the dog that makes you fall in love with him. The Instagram-famous pooch made an appearance at PetCon in New York City on Saturday, November 18, where his owner spoke to Us Weekly about her celebrity pet.

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Tuna’s owner, Courtney Dasher, told Us that her beloved Chiweenie pup has some big-name celebrity fans.

So much talent in such a tiny little body. {prompted by treats.} #petcon @petconofficial Outfit compliments of our favourite, @rubyrufus

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Lady Gaga follows him and she follows like 32 people so, I think that’s so fun,” Dasher said. “Her and Sia and Reese Witherspoon, who did a shout out on Vogue years ago about who everybody else should follow — Tuna Melts My Heart!” Unfortunately for those A-list stars, Dasher admitted they haven’t met Tuna in person — yet.

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Dasher rescued Tuna when he was 4 months old at a Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles. She created an Instagram account — called Tuna Melts My Heart — in 2011 so she could share adorable and funny photos of him. He instantly became an internet paw-sonality, with more than 1.9 million followers on Instagram, while his Twitter account has almost 10,000 followers.

Nowadays, Tuna leads a spoiled life. Dasher admits that the pooch “loves human food — popcorn and cheese.” She even threw a Harry Potter-themed birthday party in London for her pet, since Tuna and author J.K. Rowling share the same birthday.

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“I went down to St. Pancras and did a Harry Potter spoof – him at the platform nine and three quarters – I had a great photo opportunity,” she told Us of the photo shoot. “I ordered his Potter glasses and I made a scarf and a cape and put him in the cart and took a photo.”

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