If you aren’t familiar with the Instagram sensation that is Toby Little Dude, you’re truly missing out. The 11-year-old Vancouver-based Maltese describes himself as a “Hipster Dude with Attitude” on his account, a fitting profile considering the pup’s penchant for black-frame glasses, fedoras, and bow-ties. But no matter what he's wearing, Toby looks fabulous in each and every photo he takes. Whether he’s hitting the beach or just chilling indoors, this dog always manages to strike just the right pose—and if you need proof of that, look no further than his very own social feed.
In anticipation of today’s major holiday (it’s National Take Your Dog to Work Day, in case you didn’t know), the camera-ready canine stopped by InStyle’s New York City headquarters yesterday. While posing with his favorite Outward Hound toys, Toby showed off his truly impressive modeling skills with a mini photo shoot in our office (above). He's truly crushing the 'gram game, and we can't get enough. Scroll down for 14 reasons this furball is worth following.
1. HIS ACCESSORIES
He’s willing to wear a cool pair of sneakers—even if they don’t quite fit. Because we all make sacrifices for fashion.
2. HIS SHOWER SNAPS
When he doesn’t feel like washing all of his fur, Toby wears a shower cap. Of course, he keeps his glasses on and has his rubber duck by his side.
3. HIS COLORFUL OUTFITS
Toby isn’t afraid to pair a bold cardigan with a brightly patterned bow tie, because he’s just cool like that.
4. HIS SHARK HOODIE
This Lil Red Rocket sweatshirt may look menacing, but Toby makes it look downright adorable.
5. HIS FAN ART
Toby is a gracious star, so he poses with the masterpieces that his loyal followers design in his likeness.
6. HIS SOCKS
Even dogs get cold feet sometimes, so Toby breaks out a pair of over-the-knee striped socks when he gets a chill.
7. HIS ROAD TRIPS
Toby trades his black-frame glasses for a pair of aviators when he’s in the car, which boasts an appropriately personalized license plate.
8. HIS TRAVEL LOOK
When he’s heading on vacation, Toby waits patiently in his carry-on—fedora and all.
9. HIS HUMOR
Toby is funny, too. He captioned this wallet snap, “The only exercise I’ve done this month is running out of money.”
10. HIS NATURAL STATE
When he’s not all dressed up, Toby looks even cuter. And his funny captions continue: “I’m taking a hot shower. It’s like a normal shower but with me in it.”
11. HIS WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
Even Toby needs some downtime. He throws on his coziest robe and hits the pillow with the remote.
12. HIS BEDTIME LOOK
“All set to Netflix and chill,” Toby captioned this photo of himself rocking some casual PJs.
13. HIS COOL TOYS
He might not look impressed by his hot pink stuffed animal, but we think the bold toy makes for the perfect prop.
14. HIS MID-RUN PHOTOS
This candid shot says it all: Toby has mastered the art of running on the beach.