In December 2010, Courtney Dasher fell in love with and adopted Tuna the Dog, a rust colored Chiweenie (Chihuahua dachshund mix) with an adorable wrinkly neck and a recessed jawline that makes him look like something out of a cartoon. Soon after he became part of the family, Dasher put up an Instagram account called @tunameltsmyheart that features cute photos of Tuna. His social media following is upwards of two million people.
According to the American Pet Products Association, nearly 44 percent of all U.S. households have a dog. Getting the home ready for a new pet can be exciting, but also stressful. Dasher offers some helpful tips on how to make this process as seamless and pleasant for all as possible.
Courtney Dasher, an interior designer by training, but Tuna’s human and manager of his social media accounts spoke with Michelle Tompkins for TheCelebrityCafe.com about her discovery of Tuna and how she came up with his name. She also talks about ways to incorporate a new pet into your home, some new trends for dogs, the fun that is a puppy shower, what is itsadog.com, how Tuna became famous, what he is like at home and more.