Meet Boo: The World’s Cutest Dog

If you ever find yourself having a bad day, we encourage you take about five minutes to look at the pictures of Boo the Pomeranian. We guarantee that you’ll feel a lot better.

Proclaimed as the world’s cutest dog, this 6 year old Pomeranian has managed to get the gleeful attention of everyone, from regular Facebook users around the world to celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and George Stephanopoulos (who called him the “ultimate chick magnet").

Boo’s Story

Boo first hit the web in 2009 when his owner started posting pictures of her dog online. Apparently, her friends loved the photos, so they decided to create a Boo Facebook page as joke. His claim to fame started to skyrocket when Ke$ha tweeted about Boo calling him her “new boyfriend” and when Khloe Kardashian wrote about him on her blog. After this, the likes came pouring in the thousands per day, and the rest is history. (Boo currently has more than 5 million fans on Facebook.)

Boo’s life is widely covered in the media and he’s even appeared in the show Good Morning America a number of times. Another proof is his immense fame? Boo also became a victim of a social media death hoax in April, when rumors claiming that he died in his sleep or drowned in a duck pond circulated on Twitter. This rumor was later debunked as the adorable Pomeranian remained alive and well.

Boo Merchandise: Books, Calendars, and Stuffed Animals

Last year, Chronicle Books published Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog. The book features several exclusive photographs of Boo doing all his favorite things, namely lounging around, playing with friends, exploring the world, and making those adorable puppy dog eyes at the camera. The book became an international best seller and left fans asking from more. Which is why in July 2012, Boo release yet another book, this time entitled Boo: Little Dog in the Big City. This latest volume shows pictures of Boo’s life in big city. Check him out has goes shopping, off to the beach, and making new friends. Both books retail for a little over 9 dollars on Amazon.

Want to get your hands on Boo? The good news is, you don’t have to fly to San Francisco to stalk him. Boo also comes as a stuffed animal, so you can cuddle with this adorable dog any time you want. The toy retails at almost $20 on Amazon and is getting rave reviews from shoppers.

If you REALLY can’t get enough of Boo, you should check out his calendar which sells for around $14. Also keep an eye out for an A-B-C book by Boo specifically geared towards children.

Boo’s Owner

The identity of Boo’s mom remained a mystery until August 2008, when tech blog AllThingsD revealed that the world’s cutest dog belongs to Iren Ahn, a finance executive at Facebook. Prior to this discovery, Ahn used the stage name J.H. Lee because she wanted to keep her identity private and just keep the spotlight on her dog.