2016 in review: Pups that stole our hearts on Instagram this year

If your newsfeed isn't filled with puppies, are you even a dog lover?

2016 was the year of the (Instagram) pups. From 3-legged Ollie, to Brooklyn's Ella and Smiley the blind therapy dog, we have laughed, cried and loved with these social media stars.

As 2016 comes to a close, we're throwing it back to our favorite furriends over the past year. If you haven't already, toss them a follow. You won't regret it!

Scroll through to see our favorite pups:

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Selfie time! 📸 #ablinddogandhisbestfriend ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #igdogs #photographer #model #fluffy #pom #pomeranian #pomlife #rescue #dog #pups #blinddog #eskie #fluff #americaneskimo #eskie_spitz #instacool #instacute #cute #friends #ilovemydog #pawheart #selfie #viralpets #petchannel #barkhappy #sniffandbarkens
"Smiling's my favorite!!!" But seriously, I will be watching ELF every day until Christmas. Now if I only had an elf costume.. 🤔 oh and happy Friday!
We're a house divided, but I'm a Momma's boy (& she does the shopping) ❤️💛 #gonoles #gogators #butgonolesmore 😛❤️💛💯💙🐊 🏈🏈🏈
Hey Veterans and current soldiers, thanks for protecting our country and freedoms. ❤️ @topherbrophy 📷 by @thedogstyler
"Nope, wasn't rummaging through the trash, why do you ask?!" 🙄 #pitbullsofinsta #pitbulllovers #pittiesofinsta #pitbullsofficial #puppiesofinstagram #pitbullsofinstagram #barkbox #bluenose #bluenosepuppy #bluenosepitbull #bullbreedofinsta #ilovemybully #ilovemypitbull #loveabull #dogsandpals #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinstaworld #dontbullymybreed #mydogiscutest #spreadtherumer #dbmp #kobethechunk
baby toes and fuzzy muzzles #bestthingsinlife #theoandevvie
Throwback Thursday - Smiley living the fresh snow!! ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
That moment when your mom is mildly stressing about all that still needs to be done but you're straight chillin. #allthechill #shrivelneck
The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost His/Her Name. I've heard about this book from @lostmy.name for some time now and I finally got around to checking it out and ordering one for each kid for Christmas.( I let Archie check his out beforehand, because, I doubt he'll remember anyway 😜.) To say I'm thrilled with the book is putting it mildly. I won't spoil the ending, but I positively cried when I reached the last page! I'm pretty sure the kids will appreciate it too (for years and years to come!) I say this from the heart, If you're stumped for a children's gift and are looking for something with a personalized touch, this might be exactly what you are looking for ❤️. Happy weekend, friends! #lostmyname #nappingwithnora #rescuedog #adoptdontshop (sorry for the reposts; I'm having major techno glitches the past few days! 😳)
Santa we promise we're being good 😉 #mayathesausage #mayapeanutandpeppa * #SausageDogCentral #dappledachshund #miniaturedachshund #dachshundoftheday #sausagedog #dachshundappreciation #puppystagram #dachshund #animaladdicts #dogsofinstagram #barkbox #puppy #animalsco #dachshundsofinstagram #instagram #boredpanda #puppiesofinstagram #instadog #mydogiscutest #doxielove #wienerdog #teckel #christmas
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my plan for the weekend...#carbs #FBF 🍞🍞🍞🍞🍞
Stay warm friends ❄️☃️ #thesnowiscoming
'tis the season to be jolly! check out the @amazonkitchen bio for some of my pet necessities. tomorrow make sure to head over to @superscientific for Danny Winget's smart home gift picks. love love love this time of year!
catching up on my vitamin d ☀️#dogsofthestandard #jetsetbean
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These little ones never fail to make our days better. They're truly man's best friend.

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