Meet the pups who are more popular on Instagram than you.
Kody Doodle, a Long Island labradoodle whose Instagram account has racked up more than 9,000 followers, and a quartet of his four-legged friends recently visited a number of North Fork vineyards for some doggie social media photo ops.
And the pictures are adorable.
“We have a great time,” said Kody’s owner Kara Foldes. “It’s kind of silly, but the owners love it.”
In one photo Kody and his doodle buds Bailey, Charlie (@baileydoodle), Reilley (@the_life_of_reilley) and Teddy (@teddygramnyc) — all of which have amassed sizable social media followings — are seen gathered around a table in the Sherwood Vineyards tasting room in Jamesport on Sunday.
And while it’s the doggie mommy and daddies who are really there to enjoy the wine, that doesn’t mean the dogs don’t occasionally try to take a lick out of their owners’ glasses.
“It’s funny. They’re like [trying to take] sips of wine and we’re like ‘noooo,'” said Foldes, a 37-year-old pharmacist from Wantagh.
A handful of North Fork wineries, like Palmer Vineyards, Macari Vineyards and Sherwood House, are dog-friendly and welcome leashed, well-behaved dogs on their properties.
“We keep treats on our fireplace,” said Sherwood House tasting room manager Maryann Gannone. “Throughout the week there are dogs here almost every day. Whether they are large or small, we don’t discriminate.”
Foldes said she met the other pooches and their handlers through Instagram. The group now gets together around New York City and the East End for ice cream, wine tasting, posh birthday parties and swanky Hamptons fundraisers.
Kody and Teddy even had a joint birthday party, a hippy-themed bash dubbed Woofstock that raised $660 for the non-profit Foster Dogs NYC.
The three-year-old labradoodle loves children, is “pretty chill” and loves to travel with his owner, Foldes said.
“He has a better social life than I do,” she said.
Follow Kody on Innstagram, @kodydoodle.