Tinkerbelle the Dog

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Other name(s)Tinkerbelle the dog
SpeciesCanis lupus familiaris
BreedMix (Papillon & Maltese)[1]
OwnerSam Carrell
Official website

Tinkerbelle (sometimes referred to as Tinkerbelle the dog) is a canine model and internet celebrity. She was listed as one of the Most Entrepreneurial Dogs in America by Entrepreneur[2] and is considered a social media influencer with more than 170,000 followers on Instagram.[3]

Tinkerbelle was rescued from a shelter by Sam Carrell in 2012.[4] Carrell was at the shelter visiting a friend, but was told Tinkerbelle would not socialize, eat, or come to anyone.[5] Carrell adopted her and took her everywhere she went in order to socialize her, eventually meeting an agent while on a walk in New York City.[4]

Tinkerbelle debuted as a dog model in a Ralph Loren collection. She has since modeled for brands that include American Eagle, Burt's Bees, and Converse.[2] Additional appearances include playing Chowsie, Rose's dog, in a production of Gypsy,[6] and in promos for the movie A Dog's Purpose.[7] She is also a regular at New York Fashion Week.[8]


  1. ^ Aktar, Alev (12 February 2017). "This adorable dog is winning Fashion Week". New York Post. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Tinkerbelle". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  3. ^ Reese, Ashley Jean (13 August 2018). "How Instagram-famous dog 'Tinkerbelle' spent her Hilton Head vacation". Miami Herald. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b Wilson, Lisa (23 February 2018). "This one-time shelter dog is so famous, fans sought her out at a Hilton Head resort". Island Packet. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  5. ^ Willison, Janie (29 January 2018). "From Shelter to Stardom: The Storry of Tinkerbelle The Dog". Pets of Broadway. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  6. ^ Polyn, Glenn (1 April 2017). "Dogs of Influence: The Popularity of Social Media Pets". Pet Age. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  7. ^ Libassi, Matthew (29 August 2017). "Tinkbelle the Social Media Dog Makes How Much a Year?". Fox Business. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  8. ^ Giannotta, Meghan (16 February 2017). "Tinkerbelle the dog's New York Fashion Week adventure". AM New York. Retrieved 22 October 2018.

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