Popeye is a rescue dog living in the famed city of Los Angeles. Before he was rescued by a good human, Popeye was homeless, and sadly, starving.

“I found him as a stray,” Ivy told Bored Panda. “He was such a mess – super skinny, heavily matted, dirty.”

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Ivy instantly wanted to help the battered pup, even though she had a full house at home.

“It wasn’t long before he made himself at home at my place with my other dogs. And of course, my husband and I fell in love [with him].”

Ivy’s friend, Jen, suggested that she create an Instagram account for Popeye to showcase his story. Today, the page has 138,000 followers who tune in daily to see Ivy and Popeye’s “Instagram dates.”

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“Jen and I liked to go on what we call ‘Instagram dates’ and take pics of our food. I’d bring Popeye any time I can, and we realized he was really good around food. He doesn’t lunge for food or really even care for it. He just liked to be out. He’ll get nibbles of anything that’s safe for him. I also carry a bag of treats for him, in case there’s nothing he can have.”

If you’re wondering why you can’t get a reservation at a popular restaurant in Los Angeles, you’ll have to take it up with Popeye.

Starving dog now eats like a king at every pet-friendly restaurant you can think of @popeyethefoodie/Instagram
Lauren Grose About the author:
Lauren is an Associate Content Editor at RARE. During her years at Bloomsburg University, she delved into modern media by creating a fashion column titled “Dear Bloom,” which ultimately became a YouTube series. Shortly after graduating, Lauren packed her bags and flew to Tokyo to explore the city’s culture and, ...Read more
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