Being a Top Pet is no easy feat and it’s not enough to cuddle up to the right people. In the fashion industry it can be all about who you know because somewhere along the line you’ll need a leg up, even if you have four. With that said, somewhere in this dozen's careers they went off-leash and became their own brand, solidifying themselves as household names sans humans. Before model-animals can garner the coveted spot as Top Pet and go from critter to elite, they must hit a gamut of achievements. These highlights include landing major campaigns, gracing the cover of a top-tier glossy and/or amassing whopping social media followings. Here are our choices for the industry's most recognizable pets.