Kelli Bender
December 09, 2015 10:06 PM

For many animal lovers, every dog is a 10 out of 10 on the cute scale, but some are a little more discerning about what pups they would pet. This is where WeRateDogs comes in. 

The Twitter account is the creation of 19-year-old student Matt Nelson, according to New York Magazine, who realized the most popular posts on his personal Twitter account were about dogs. 

“I utilized Twitter’s new polling feature and asked those followers whether I should make this account. The idea was met with overwhelming optimism, and my first dog rating was of my friend Morgan’s Australian shepherd, ” Nelson told NY Mag

Here we have a Japanese Irish Setter. Lost eye in Vietnam (?). Big fan of relaxing on stair. 8/10 would pet pic.twitter.com/BLDqew2Ijj

— WeRateDogs (@dog_rates) November 15, 2015

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After two months of churning out 1 to 10 ratings, Nelson’s canine account has over 62,000 followers. Along with his numbered scale, Nelson accompanies each adorable photo with an oddball caption that often anthropomorphizes the pup. 

This pupper is fed up with being tickled. 12/10 I’m currently working on an elaborate heist to steal this dog pic.twitter.com/F33n1hy3LL

— WeRateDogs (@dog_rates) December 9, 2015

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This is Lenny. He wants to be a sprinkler. 10/10 you got this Lenny pic.twitter.com/CZ0YaB40Hn

— WeRateDogs (@dog_rates) December 9, 2015

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Say hello to Bobbay. He’s a marshmallow wizard. 10/10 pic.twitter.com/r6LZN1o1Gx

— WeRateDogs (@dog_rates) December 8, 2015

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Guys I’m getting real tired of this. We only rate dogs. Please don’t send in other things like this Bulbasaur. 3/10 pic.twitter.com/t5rQHl6W8M

— WeRateDogs (@dog_rates) December 7, 2015

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This is Rodman. He’s getting destroyed by the surfs. Valiant effort though. 10/10 better than most puppers probably pic.twitter.com/S8wCLemrNb

— WeRateDogs (@dog_rates) December 9, 2015

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Rare submerged pup here. Holds breath for a long time. Frowning because that spoon ignores him. 5/10 would still pet pic.twitter.com/EJzzNHE8bE

— WeRateDogs (@dog_rates) December 9, 2015

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This is Kenny. He just wants to be included in the happenings. 11/10 pic.twitter.com/2S6oye3XqK

— WeRateDogs (@dog_rates) December 8, 2015

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“I have rated some of the most adorable puppies I have ever seen,” he said. “However, I think the thought that goes into each specific tweet and the time I spend trying to entertain with each rating makes the page much more than another content-aggregating @CuteEmergency account.” 

Nelson tweets about 20 times a day and accepts submissions via Twitter and Instagram. Your best chance for nabbing your dog (or faux-canine) an official WeRateDogs assessment is to send a photo that fits one of Nelson’s three categories: “dogs that are so adorable you almost have a stroke, dogs doing things dogs don’t normally do, and ‘dogs.’”

 

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