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'Underdog with overbite' uses fame to raise funds for Cobb shelter


You can hate on him, but he probably has more likes on one Instagram photo than you’ll ever have in total.

“Tuna Melts My Heart” is a chiweenie — for the uninitiated, that’s a mix of of Chihuahua and dachshund — with more than 1.8 million Instagram followers and a notable overbite.

He and his owner Courtney Dasher  — who signs her emails “Tuna's mom :)” — will be at Best Friends-Atlanta in Smyrna on Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m., according to their Instagram page and website

Tuna’s 2017 “Traveling Tuna” calendar will be available for $10 cash. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Best Friends.

This Kennesaw book signing is going to the dogs

Tuna and Dasher appeared at the shelter, 4874 S. Atlanta Road, in December for a Christmas event.

At the time, Dasher told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution she’d lived in Midtown and Brookhaven doing interior design work from 2005 to 2009.

In addition to filling the Internet with his dental adorableness, Tuna has a book with a tagline of “The Underdog with the Overbite.”

And for those unacquainted with Tuna, here are some highlights from Instagram:

This cutie little leprechaun came looking for gold, but he decided to do a little jig instead. Lucky for us! #HappyStPatricksDay! 🔈

A post shared by Tuna {breed:chiweenie} (@tunameltsmyheart) on

Guess what's bizzzak? My fixed iPhone! Thank goodness for insurance! Now back to our regularly scheduled program...Tuna's Instagram.

A post shared by Tuna {breed:chiweenie} (@tunameltsmyheart) on


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