Dogs may be man’s best friend but this doesn’t mean that man is always friendly towards dogs. Whether it’s dog fighting, abuse or neglect there are some people out there who are pretty cruel to these animals. Bertram the Pomeranian learned this horrible lesson when he was left behind by his breeders because he was ‘too big to sell.’ Luckily for Bert, New York artist Kathy Grayson found him on petfinder and immediately decided to adopt the pup.
Originally listed as “Jasper,” she said there was something about his eyes that caught her attention. “I flew to Tulsa and drove to the town to pick him up, it was a wonderful adventure. The shelter was sad to see him go, he definitely had gotten some special extra love there,” Grayson told Bored Panda.
The gallery owner isn’t the only one who noticed something special about Bert, the internet has fallen in love with the Pomeranian and he now has over 93k followers on Instagram.
In his spare time, he works as an “art connoisseur” in his owner’s gallery The Hole. “I love when people come to the gallery to see Bertie or when they bring their dogs to meet Bertie! The gallery is free and open to the public so come on by and pet him!” said the artist.
When it comes to Bert’s incredible social media success, his owner says she is not surprised, “Bert is a wonderful guy and makes people happy, the internet and social media is built for cute animals, people need an antidote to all the nastiness.”
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When Bertram The Pomeranian was only 5 months old, a dog breeder abandoned him
The reason being that the puppy was ‘too big to sell’
His owner Kathy Grayson found him on a pet adoption site and brought him to NY where she owns an art gallery
“Bert is very calm and chill, inquisitive and silly”, Kathy says
Now, Bert helps Katy in her art gallery as an art connoisseur
“I gave him his own Instagram as he was taking over my art gallery page! I need to post paintings and people just wanted to see Bert”
“I love when people come to the art gallery to see Bertie or when they bring their dogs to meet Bertie!
And even though his life started off a bit rough, he now enjoys living in NY
Bert’s now a social media star, with over 95k followers on Instagram, and Kathy says she’s not surprised
“Bert is a wonderful guy and makes people happy, the Internet and social media are built for cute animals, people need an antidote to all the nastiness”
He recently turned 5 years old and celebrated his birthday in style
And surely has many more happy years to come