As a young child, Jenna Philips had enjoyed playing like a puppy. The Austin Texas-based 22-year-old says she used to love rolling around, playing fetch, and being “good-girled” like a dog. It was a hobby for her, and today, she earns six-figure sums filming herself in erotic ‘dog play’ on the internet (no actual animals are involved). Popularly known as Your Puppy Girl, Jenna has over 126,000 followers on Instagram, no mentioning the thousands across other platforms.
The switch-up didn’t happen quickly.
While working as an optician in Austin, Jenna discovered a popular membership-based site and started uploading harmless “vanilla content”. For 18 months she made paltry sums and barely had any subscribers. A trip to Chicago changed her destiny when she met two guys that told her about the lucrative market in animal kinky scenes. She didn’t have to involve any real pets in her videos. She could exclusively film herself pretending to be a dog, and this time, it wasn’t going to be just playful.
Jenna said to The Mirror: “I feel like a dog. I just want to roll around, play fetch, get head scratches, run around and play. All of that. I have always acted like a puppy but not in a sexual way at first. I used to pretend I was a puppy when I was growing up. I really love praise. I love hearing ‘good girl.’ It makes my heart melt every time.”
Explaining why she stands out from most other girls in pet play, Jenna said: “Looking back on it now, it’s kind of always been there. I just didn’t know there was a scene; I just thought it was my personality. When it comes to pet play, the majority of girls do kittens, foxes, or rabbits, and the majority of puppies are men.”
Puppy Girl Reborn: Jenna’s big break
18 months after she launched her subscription service, Jenna changed her username to “yourpuppygirl” and began uploading her more ‘riskay’ content. She went on to purchase sexy outfits for her shoots, although she mostly films unclothed.
Shortly afterward, her subscriber count went beyond her wildest imagination, and she increased her monthly subscription fee to $20. She describes herself as a sadomasochist, “a person who enjoys both inflicting and receiving pain for sexual gratification,” and has so far garnered 33,400 likes on her 93 posts.
“The majority of the puppy community is for gay men,” she said. “Whenever I went shopping for the gear, it was only really for men. I thought screw it, why don’t I create the market? I know there’s a demand for it so why don’t I supply it? It’s now my full-time job. My revenue has increased 100 times since I moved to puppy play content. I’m making six figures monthly.“
Jenna says she’s grateful for her fans, some of whom are willing to pay as much as $1,200 for custom-made videos. The kinkier, the pricier.