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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

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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. 

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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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