PORTLAND -- A cable station billing itself as a TV network "for dogs" said it has three candidates for "Dog Mayor of Portland" and it wants your vote.
A promotional campaign by DogTV announced Thursday is offering up three "canine-didates" for Dog Mayor of Portland as part of an effort to get 100 dog mayors "elected" in 100 cities across the U.S.
DogTV claims to be "a 24/7 digital TV channel with dog-friend programming scientifically developed to provide the right company for dogs when left alone."
The promotional campaign said the “paw-litical” race offers a chance for "dogs of all ages, breeds and beliefs" to go head-to-head, or "paw-to-paw" in a chance to win the title (and a free six-month subscription to DogTV online).
Finalists were selected based on "adorableness and ambition," according to a media statement.
The Portland candidates were described by DogTv as:
"Tater (Labrador retriever) – In the mayoral battle of the retrievers, Tater learned early that shaking hands is the best way to become a successful politician. Representing the Portland working class, he accompanies his mother every day to the office and commands attention from customers and co-workers alike.
Scout (Vizsla) – Scout is a true canine Boy Scout, with boundless energy, strong leadership skills and the ability to sniff out danger (or, just birds and food). He is a proponent of outdoor activity and has even succeeded in getting his mother to run three miles every day.
Jobey (golden retriever) – Unlike most dogs, Jobey is a pro on the golf course and has closed many a business deal on a par 5. When he isn’t retrieving golf balls, he’s cheering up everyone he meets and offering a helping hand (paw) to people in need."
Voting takes place on DogTv's Facebook page. Voting ends March 20, winners will be announced March 25.
The dog mayor will also recieve a one-month of free subscription to PetBox. The runner-up will recieve a three-month subscription to DogTV Online.