Meet Bojangles the Dog

He's our favorite.

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It’s no secret that people love to name their pets “Bojangles.”

Honestly, we love it. Whether or not the decision was based off the human’s favorite restaurant (hi!), we feel like we’ve got a whole community of supportive furry friends.

So last spring, when this image popped up in our notifications, we got really excited.

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Meet Bojangles.

He came into our lives with this photo and the username, so naturally, we were curious. We reached out to his “pawrents” Selena and Rusty to get the scoop.

The couple met as freshmen at NC State University in 2011 and started dating a few years later. Luckily, they shared a love for the Bo.

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“We love Bojangles because it’s perfect for anytime of the day,” Selena said. “It’s real food so there’s no guessing what’s in your chicken. And I mean, have you tasted that honey mustard?!”

The two currently live in Virginia, and when they decided to foster the pup from a South Carolina shelter, they fell in love with him.

They chose the name Bojangles because “[Bojangles] makes you feel good, and everybody loves it – basically everything we wanted our dog to be.”

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They’re also tailgating experts for NC State and Carolina Panthers’ games, so they know no tailgate is complete without a Big Bo Box.

And to sweeten this whole thing, we surprised Selena and Rusty with dog bone-shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits® for their wedding reception in Charlotte.


Meeting Bojangles in person is very high on our to-do list, and we plan to make that happen ASAP.

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Photo credit: Selena and Rusty (, and Holocene Photography