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
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2 years ago

Great idea! I wish I was this creative!

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justagirl
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2 years ago

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

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justagirl
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2 years ago

Lassie, is that you?

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Patti Brock
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2 years ago

best one yet <3

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Jessica Temple
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2 years 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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Kjorn
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2 years ago

he looks like a goblin :-)

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Lina S.
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2 years ago

So sweet!

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Jessica Temple
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2 years ago

What a great wedding gift!!

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Molly Tallmadge
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2 years ago

AWWW

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Renee Schreader
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2 years ago

I have a Rattie they are such sweet dogs

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Sophster
Community Member
2 years ago

gr8 for when u keep losing ur pheasant!

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Heather Kong
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2 years ago

Etta seems concerned about something:)

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Jessica Temple
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2 years ago

I live in ERIE, Illinois!!!

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ALIYAH ALLEN
Community Member
2 years ago

so cute!

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The Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

They're all lovely photos but this was looks full of joy.

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My O My
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2 years ago

Now I'm imagining Rosie bouncing along the pavement on her walk

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adoracat
Community Member
2 years ago

Most pibbles/pittie mixes are very sweet dogs. A few unfortunately give a bad reputation to the whole range of pitt-type doggos.

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ALIYAH ALLEN
Community Member
2 years ago

awww!

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Rebekah
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2 years ago

Cute!

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Ellen
Community Member
2 years ago

Cute style, kid!

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Erin Sheppard
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2 years ago

Looks like Frank from Men In Black. lol

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adoracat
Community Member
2 years ago

That's a lovely way to socialize a dog!

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Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

Great smile. The dog. The kid too, but look at that dog smile.

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Hamlets twin
Community Member
2 years ago

aww I miss my parents Jack Russel. His name was Kramer (because he had crazy hair) and since both my dad and step mom were disabled whenever I would visit I'd take him on long walks. He loved them and would pass out with a great big smile when we got back home.

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Jörg Zingler
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2 years ago

Good for the bears ;)

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Caitlin Smith
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2 years ago

That dog is just so happy about this situation.

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Caitlin Smith
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No, that's a dog

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Caitlin Smith
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2 years ago

"I'm as tall as small human now <3"

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