The series came from an idea the author had when visiting a dog park in New York City. After meeting a very interesting Golden Retriever and finding out he had an Instagram she realized that real-life dogs are entertaining in themselves, they don’t need to be made up! Often, the relationship between a child and their favorite characters ends on the last page of the book. With the Insta-Pet Interactive Series it doesn't have to! By teaming up with animals that already have an Instagram presence, the books continue the relationship between reader and main character by making new pictures and videos accessible. The main characters of the books are based off of the actual dog, so the story is fiction but the main character is not.