First dog re-homed via Twitter

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Meet Gia. Gia is an Irish Water Spaniel, and she’s not the first dog to be re-homed via Twitter. But she nearly was. Let me explain further.

It started with a tweet from @dogstrust, reading “Irish Water Spaniel or classic pic of Kevin Keegan?”. One follower replied, whose mum was considering getting a dog. She lived near Dogs Trust Ballymena, so after doing a little bit of research, headed over to the centre that afternoon.

They checked out Gia, and after finding her a little “big and hyper”, instead picked up a Pomeranian cross called Suzie. Suzie moved in today. It’s the first time any animal charity has successfully used Twitter to re-home an animal, so congratulations, Dogs Trust! Gia’s still looking for a home, so if you like what you see above, get in touch!

Full disclosure: Both the people involved in this story have worked or do currently work for Shiny Media, but regardless of the source, the story is still valid – it was all done through Twitter.

Dogs Trust Blog (via Dogs Trust Twitter)

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Duncan Geere
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  • Thanks for picking this up, Duncan! The funny thing is, I don’t think I ever contacted Emma while I was at Shiny, or that we realised we’d worked together until after we were following each other.


    • Haha, yeah. That’s happened with a few people I know too – met people, then realized I’ve been following them on Twitter for ages. Congratulations on your world’s first!

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