Dan Barton, CEO and Founder, of Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique was invited to participate in ABC Action New’s local lifestyle show “Morning Blend” to discuss the Bark My vote Campaign. The campaign is a lighthearted fun non-partisan way for pet owners and their pets to take part in the election.
Barton did a demonstration for the anchors with a friend of the franchise–a collie mix, named Bailey. The episode of Morning Blend that features Barton and Bailey will air Friday the 26th at 10 a.m. EST, and Barton’s segment will be between 10:20 and 10:40 a.m.
The “Morning Blend” portion will feature Bailey casting her vote on air. The Bark My Vote mat was placed on the set ground with a Democratic and Republican side. The corresponding political cookies were also placed on either side of the mat. Depending upon which cookie–donkey shaped or elephant shaped–Bailey chose would cast her doggie ballet. Bailey sniffed and licked at each cookie but didn’t take either treat during filming. News anchor Carley Boyette joked with Barton that Bailey is an independent.
“Bailey did great,” Barton said. When asked about his experience with the “Morning Blend.”. “They thought it was a cool idea,” he said. “They asked some great questions and she did a great job!”
Barton created the Bark My Vote campaign with his dog Mercedes–a Yorkshire Terrier. The idea was to get pets involved in the political act in a fun way.
“People are really digging it,” Barton said. “Everybody’s loving it so far!”
Bark My Vote ballots will be counted until Sept. 30th. The process happens in three steps. First, get your dog to vote by either coming into a Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique, or ordering political party treats online here. After your doggie has casts their ballot you can hashtag #barkmyvote to get your pictures and posts of your dog into the political arena. After this you can sit back and watch the votes come in at www.barkmyvote.com or follow Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique on social media and watch who gets the dog vote in this year’s election.
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