One in ten of all UK pets have their own Facebook page.
One in ten of all UK pets have their own Facebook page, Twitter profile or YouTube channel, and more than half of UK pet owners are sharing photos of their pets online.
Owners have set up entire websites devoted specifically to their pets, many of which have raised money for rescue centres or animal welfare charities. Social networking plays an increasingly important role in our lives and pets have become part of the phenomenon too. People have started taking their pets as part of the Facebook and Twitter family circle.
Animals with major followings online include Mark Zuckerberg’s pet dog Beast, as well as those who have become famous without the help of such celebrity endorsement. Boo, a dog on Facebook liked by nearly 1.4million people and is officially categorised as a ‘Public figure.’