Tuna is an 11 year-old, unconventional Chiweenie with an exaggerated overbite, a recessed jaw, and a magnificent, wrinkly, #shrivelneck. He was adopted by Courtney Dasher in December of 2010 at a Farmers Market in LA when he was a four-month old puppy. A year into their friendship, Courtney created an Instagram account, @tunameltsmyheart, dedicated to Tuna’s photos. By the end of 2012, Tuna’s notoriety grew on Instagram when three of his best photos of him were featured on Instagram’s account. He now has over 2 million followers on Instagram and over 2.5 million on all of his social channels combined. Since Tuna is the epitome of the underdog, most people advocate for him and adore him for his endearing qualities. His loyal followers embrace his physical differences, have fallen in love with his charm, and connect to his message: that “true beauty captivates our hearts and not just our eyes.” Furthermore, he is an ambassador for animal rescue, since he too was once rescued, and it has become a big part of Courtney’s mission to raise awareness for rescue groups through this platform.
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