When it comes to our goals we are told to reach for the stars, but for nine-year-old Gideon Kidd his goal is to reach for a dog. Yes, Gideon is on a quest to pet as many dogs as he can and has already pet over 300 cuddly canines. He began documenting this mission in 2016 on his blog I’ve Pet That Dog, but it wasn’t until he joined Twitter that he became an internet hit. He told Vice that it was his mom’s suggestion to join the social media site. Only a month into Twitter, Gideon already has 41.7K followers - I guess mother’s really do know best. Gideon’s followers not only get to see pictures of this dog lover with his fluffy new friends, but read descriptions. Each dog is given a photo profile with their age, breed and quirky personality description. Gideon shared on his website that his favorite dog breed is a Chihuahua and that he is even a member of a Chihuahua fan club. If you’re like this nine-year-old and are looking for some furry affection Gideon has advice: “If you put your hand under their nose, you can let them sniff you. He’ll bark and growl if he doesn’t want you to pet him. If he does want you to pet him, he’ll come to you happily.” Check out Gideon with some of his adorable new friends below and don't forget to up-vote your faves.

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Veronica Brooke 5 months ago

Great idea! I wish I was this creative!

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justagirl 5 months ago

aww this is such a sweet idea! I love it.

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layne 5 months ago

Gideon's passion & dog knowledge is quite impressive. Collies are well known for being very alert, smart herding type working dogs. And the famous Lady appears to be very smart, sensitive & sweet all together indeed!

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Patti Brock 5 months ago

best one yet <3

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Jessica Temple 5 months ago

I had a Husky named Dave, he was literally the best dog/friend I have ever had in my lifetime.

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Taryn Wallace 5 months ago

I also have a chug that looks like a little summer sausage and I love him dearly!!!!

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Lina S. 5 months ago

So sweet!

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Jessica Temple 5 months ago

What a great wedding gift!!

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Leah Curtis 5 months ago

lol, look at the jealous dog in the background!

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layne 5 months ago

He looks so friendly & very happy. Bet he makes a great playmate.

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