Meet Media Star Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund
Each week, we celebrate dogs making a difference. This week, we wanted to celebrate a media star that uses his celebrity to help dogs in need. We had the pleasure of hanging out with Crusoe and his family at Wienerfest Home County Festival.. They were there to support Tiny Paws Dog Rescue and Helping Homeless Pets Crusoe took photos and even sold t-shirts for fundraising. He also supports Canadian Dachshund Rescue.
Helping Dogs In Need
Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund is the miniature black and tan dachshund that has shot to fame since launching his blog three years ago. He is aptly named after Robinson Crusoe for his exceptional sense of adventure.
Crusoe seems to love his fame and is known as:
“The wiener dog who thinks he’s more of a celebrity than he really is (for now)” – celebritydachshund.com
- Facebook: 277 Thousand Followers
- Twitter: 4.9 Thousand Followers
- Instagram: 39.3 Thousand Followers
- YouTube: 24,848 subscribers and 9,899,766 views
- Vine: 236.8 Thousand Followers
Takes time to support Rescues!
Shortly into his first year of life, Crusoe made his debut on television winning ‘best trick’ at an annual wiener dog event. It’s only been up from there! Crusoe is known for the super cute photos and funny viral videos that his fans love.
He also travels quite frequently, visiting such places as Maine, Bahamas, Florida, Ontario, & Quebec. You can see his travels is his series of YouTube Videos from his channel HERE
You may not recognize him out of his famed BATDOG costume. Alongside brother Oakley, the duo dress-up as BATDOG and Robin. BATDOG is motivated by fame and glory and Robin by brotherly adoration and shiny things.
Facts Crusoe Insists You Know About Him
- My ego is bigger than my little body.
- I don’t trust wired-hair dachshunds.
- I have a twin half-brother named Oakley.
- Fame hasn’t changed me – I was always this self-absorbed.
- Mum and Dad are my managers (we met them and they are delightful). I also have 24/7 camera crew with me.
2015- Crusoe showed everyone how to be more active and fit as the Active Lifestyle Ambassador. One of the official Ambassadors of the Four Pillars of Animal Wellness! He looks in great shape and was a finalist in the Wiener races at Wienerfest.
2013 – Winner of Best Pet Blog at the 2013 Weblog Awards (Bloggies).
2012 – Winner Montreal Dachshund Race
2011 – 1st Place Winner for Life & Dog Magazine: Dog & Toy Photo Contest
2011 – Best Costume Winner at the 4th Annual Wiener Dog Event in Montreal
2011 – Heat Winner at the 4th Annual Wiener Dog Race in Montreal
2010 – Best Trick Winner at the 3rd Annual Wiener Dog Event in Montreal
Pre-Order Crusoe’s New Book
Don’t miss Crusoe’s brand new book, Adventures of The Wiener Dog Extraordinaire: Crusoe coming out October 2015. The book will feature a collection of his most famed moments as well as a bunch of exclusive photos and stories. It loosely follows the chronological order of his life from puppyhood to stardom and is based on a theme of “seasons”; highlighting his adventures from all times of the year!
- Follow Crusoe on Facebook
- Chat with Crusoe on Twitter
- See Crusoe on Instagram
- Watch Crusoe on YouTube
- Watch Crusoe on Vine