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Twitter account rates people’s dogs and it's all kinds of hilarious and adorable

The account, We Rate Dogs, also helps raise funds for dogs in need and for owners to cover medical expenses.

Twitter account rates people’s dogs and it's all kinds of hilarious and adorable
Cover Image Source: Twitter/WeRateDogs

Matt Nelson was just a teen when he started the We Rate Dogs Twitter account in November 2015. The then-college freshman launched the account with a post featuring his friend's dog. Within hours, Nelson received "hundreds" of messages from dog owners asking him to feature their pups on the profile. Today, the 25-year-old has more than 9.1 million followers on Twitter and an additional 2.3 million on Instagram. The popular social media account—known for regularly posting adorable pictures of dogs with witty captions and ratings that naturally always exceed a perfect 10—has also helped countless dogs get access to medical care.



 

Speaking to CNBC about how he came to launch We Rate Dogs, Nelson revealed that he was inspired by a certain pattern he noticed with his personal Twitter account. "[I] got addicted to trying to make people laugh in that constrained character space," he said, referring to the previous 140 character limit for tweets. As he tweeted, Nelson said he noticed that "every time I would post a picture of my dog or any content that had to do with dogs, it would do much better than my other content... That signaled that the internet loves dogs just as much as I did."



 

In the six years since launching the account, We Rate Dogs has grown into a significant presence on social media. Nelson now leverages the account's popularity to raise funds for dogs in need and for owners to cover medical expenses. Aside from encouraging his millions of social media followers to contribute to dogs in need, Nelson himself donates to campaigns regularly. "Posting a GoFundMe campaign for a dog in need has become a Friday tradition, with every campaign being fully funded within an hour of being posted. "It was very clear that my audience was looking for a way to give back," he said. "Part of the reason it's been so successful is because our audience trusts us with the curation of these stories, and now, our audience trusts me. So, that consistency of posting every Friday and getting our audience used to it has really helped it become what it is like now."

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