Toast, The Rescue Dog Who Became An Instagram Sensation Passes Away

The world will miss her little tongue and huge heart!

By Catalina Barrios

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Credit: Instagram / @toastmeetsworld

What captures your attention when you’re going through social media? If you’re like most people, you’ll scroll from photo to photo and end up following accounts you never intended to follow. This was what happened to me and how I began following dog accounts on Instagram. After scrolling through numerous dog photos, one afternoon I ended up on the Instagram account of Toast the Dog, who after conducting some preliminary research, I discovered was one of the world’s most popular dogs.

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Credit: Instagram / @toastmeetsworld

Sadly, Toast recently passed away. While the cause of her death is unknown, the legacy she left behind is priceless. Toast, a King Charles breed, was rescued from a puppy mill in 2011 by blogger and publicist Katie Sturino. The dogs discovered at this particular puppy mill were treated horribly and did not receive adequate care. At the time of her rescue, Toast’s teeth were rotting away and had to be removed following adoption. Because of this, she had a hard time keeping her tongue in her mouth, leading to the signature dangling look for which she is most remembered by her fans.

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Credit: Instagram / @toastmeetsworld

Toast captured the hearts of over 383,000 Instagram fans thanks to her unique look, talent as a model and literary personality. Yes, you read that correctly, there was a book published about her entitled, Toast Hampton, where you can peruse a great photo collection of Toast enjoying the summer.

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Credit: Instagram / @toastmeetsworld

Toast was also a model who was featured in Karen Walker’s eyewear collection for spring 2015. Isn’t she adorable? Quite the feat to start off in a puppy mill and evolve into a dog model extraordinaire.

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