We have basically been raised to assume that dogs and cats are mortal enemies. Just think about all the cartoon cat/dog pairs that perpetuate the idea that these animals are diametrically opposed. We might not know where these stereotypes originated, but we do know that they are hardly always true. Take the sweet pup/kitty family in this video for example. Gina the Boxer was brutally abused by her former owners.
Life for homeless dogs is difficult, to say the very least. Without a warm home and loving guardians, stray pups are forced to spend their days in fear, searching for a steady source of food and avoiding conflict with other animals – and even cruel people. With around 70 million homeless animals in the U.S. alone, the number of pups facing this situation is absolutely heartbreaking.
Adopting a dog is a wonderful thing to do, but it is not all fun and games. While there is no denying that bringing a four-legged best friend into your home can change your life for the better, there are also many responsibilities that one needs to consider before making this commitment. In many respects, caring for a dog is like caring for a child; you have to feed them, bathe them, play with them, and ensure they’re up to date with all their vaccines and medical appointments.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".