In just a few years it’s become an institution – bringing your dog with you to vote and sharing an image under the fantastic #DogsAtPollingStations hashtag. A furry friend is a valued perk of having to trudge through the village to the local school, polling card in hand, and we Brits can’t seem to get enough of it.
Now one charity will be using the mania of #DogsAtPollingStations for a wonderful cause – finding homeless hounds new families. London-based All Dogs Matter along with creative agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky are placing cut-outs of rescue dogs outside polling stations for the general election vote this week. Each one carries details of the dog in question and how people can get in touch if they are interested in adoption. They can be seen across 14 locations in London on Thursday from 10am.
The campaign features the likes of Tilda, a Labrador puppy, Rupert the Staffie, and Ned, a fluffy German Shepherd cross Leonberger.
Ira Moss, CEO of All Dogs Matter, commented, “People love posting pictures of adorable #DogsAtPollingStations but of course they’re usually someone else’s dog. This election day, you can now find your own canine pal by popping along to your local voting station.”
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