You’ve probably seen countless dog Instagram accounts - in fact, you probably follow more than you’d like to admit. They’re great to scroll through when you’ve had a rubbish day, but be warned, they will no doubt give you puppy envy.

Cute puppy pictures are taking over Insta!

Cute puppy pictures are taking over Insta!

But are you following Insta's new fave, Rigatoni the retriever?

Rigatoni is a one-year-old golden retriever and he’s been posting his doggy adventures since he was old enough to be brought home.

He’s got almost 25,000 followers, so move aside Lassi, Rigatoni is taking over…

Here are 7 times Rigatoni has melted our hearts.

7. Rigatoni gets involved in celebrations all year round just like his human friends. For Halloween, he dressed up as spider-dog.

🎃👻 Happy Halloween from Spidey-Dog! 🕷🕸🐶 #rigatonitheretriever

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6. Like most pups, Rigatoni is partial to a bit of mischief. He seems to enjoy spending a lot of time causing trouble in the bathroom...

5. It’s a well-known fact that dogs hate going to the vets. But Rigatoni’s first trip went well and had us awwing at the pics.

4. We will never get over the time that Rigatoni went to the dog park and couldn’t stop smiling.

Cheeese 😝🐾 #rigatonitheretriever #almost7months

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3. Go-pros are great for capturing all the best moments. But put a go-pro on a dog and the results are just far too cute.

2. Rabbit or retriever? Rigatoni showed us how Easter is done.

1. Of course, the moment that melted all our hearts had to be his first day at home. Just look how tiny…

Rigatoni’s instagram account is @rigatoni.the.retriever if you want to follow his adventures.

by Katie Haseldine

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