Starving Stray Dog Is Rescued and Taken to Pet-Friendly Restaurants All Over LA

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While most dogs happily chomp on crunchy kibble and typical canine treats, Popeye—a starving stray turned furry foodie—drools over LA’s trendiest chow.

Ivy Diep found the homeless pup wandering the streets in January 2014. Matted, skinny, and alone, Diep decided to take Popeye home with her, where he instantly hit it off with her husband and other canine companions.

One day, she allowed the now 3-4-year-old pooch to tag along on one of her “Instagram dates”—outings in which she and a friend try new restaurants and document their meals on the social media site—and realized that Popeye makes a surprisingly polite dinner date. “I would bring Popeye to any of the pet-friendly places, and we realized how good he was around food,” she told ABC News. “He would sit still for photos.”

Popeye then began making regular appearances in Diep’s restaurant snapshots, prompting her to create Popeye the Foodie Dog, an Instagram account dedicated to his culinary adventures. The page features photographs of Popeye—often clad in adorable themed costumes—patiently posing with plates of food, from steak and sushi to fast food and donuts. While he may look like he’s about to sink his teeth into each delicious meal, Diep confesses that is not quite the case: “We'll give him nibbles of anything that's safe for him,” she explains. “We always carry a bag of his favorite treats as well. He's usually not really into the food anyway. He just likes to be out and about—people watching and to bark at any other dog that walks by.”

Be sure to follow Popeye’s adorable dog-blogging adventures on his Instagram—a perfect place for food connoisseurs and dog lovers alike!

Stray dog Popeye loves eating at pet friendly restaurants all over LA. Check out his adventures.

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via [The Dodo]

All images via Popeye the Foodie Dog.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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