Mill Creek Off Leash Dog Park

Pets are campaigning to be the next mayor of a dog park in Canada

Pets campaigning to become the mayor of a Canadian dog park are the welcome distraction we all totally need right now.

Dog owners are likely missing their off-leash parks right now, but this cute election is the perfect way to celebrate outdoor spaces reopening.

There are now over 20 candidates in the running to be mayor of Mill Creek Off-Leash Dog Park in Edmonton right now, and not all of them are even dogs. Cats have also thrown their hats into the ring.

The winner of the election will be the representative of a donation to an Edmonton-based animal charity. Voters can use an online form to cast their ballots until midnight on May 14.

The campaigns have even included posters, smear tactics and voter fraud. One candidate, Indigo, even has their own doggie campaign video.

The candidates that seem to have the most support right now are a cat named Addie and dogs named Chloe, Tuna and Mateo, but since the results of an initial survey might be skewed, it's really anyone's game.

Lead photo by


Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in News

Someone just spotted one of the weirdest looking fish washed up in Canada

Bear in Calgary caught eating Halloween pumpkins while residents were sleeping

Vancouver woman shoved out of bus after spitting on a fellow passenger

Air Canada and WestJet bicker over plans to refund airline tickets

Poppy donation boxes in Canada will soon take credit cards

COVID internment camps in Canada don't exist despite what you might have heard

Canada won't be having a snap election this fall

Someone is setting fire to toilet paper at Walmart stores in Canada