Celeb Corgi lands royal job with a wink and smile
The happiest dog in the world is loving celebrity life thanks to work offered on the back of a 94.2k Instagram following.
Wally is a Welsh corgi from New Jersey, USA where Marc, 31 and Cynthia Delangin, 34 are used to turning heads on walks with his smile.
His cheeky chappy smile has taken seven-year-old Wally to special events including the unveiling of the remastered cruise ship, Queen Mary Two.
Marc said: “Wally loves to smile and he always lights up the room. He brings joy wherever he goes and people just adore him.
Now seven-years-old, Wally has perfected his pose and knows what his fans want to see. When Wally spots the camera he cannot help but show off his long tongue and happy-go-lucky approach to life.
Marc said: “Posing for photos seems like second nature to Wally. He’s always loved the camera, especially when there are treats involved.”
Wally’s Instagram stardom has earned him modelling jobs for several brands who have sent him their doggy treats to try.
“We don’t really consider him a celebrity, but many brands and companies think otherwise!” Said Marc.
Marc said: “We never expected for Wally to gain that many followers. I’ve always enjoyed photography and I would post his photos on my personal account. It came to a point where people wanted to see more, and that’s when we decided to create his social media accounts.”
Marc and Cynthia struck gold when offered Wally by a show dog breeder who decided he would be best suited to life as a pet.
Proud owners, Marc and Cynthia have used Wally’s fame to give back to the doggy world by raising funds for shelters and rescue centers.
Marc said: “Corgis aren’t all that common around our area. Some people approach us because they are curious as to what breed Wally is. But for those who do know what a corgi is, they get very excited that they get to pet a corgi in real life.
“Our neighbours love him and they always stop to pet him. When we walk him around New York City, we always hear outbursts of joy and excitement as we pass people on the streets.”