Pet Charity 'All Dogs Matter' Taps #DogsatPollingStations Trend to Encourage Adoption
While many Brits are fed up with the prospect of heading to the polls yet again, there's one sweet treat in store – the return of #DogsatPollingStations.
Now a staple part of any UK election or vote, grabbing a snap of cute dogs met outside a polling station, and sharing the images on social media, has become a perk of casting a ballot. But for this week's election, there's a new twist thanks to dog rescue and rehoming charity, All Dogs Matter.
Two creatives at London ad agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky came up with an idea to place cut outs of dogs the charity has available for adoption outside 14 high-traffic polling stations in London* this Thursday. Each board carries a few details about the dog in question, and how to get in touch.
The campaign features the likes of Tilda, a Labrador puppy, Rupert, the cheeky Staffie and Ned, a German Shepherd cross.
Ira Moss, CEO, All Dogs Matter, commented:
"People love posting pictures of adorable #DogsatPollingStations but of course they're usually someone elses' dog. This election day, you can now find your own canine pal by popping along to your local voting station."
The cut outs will appear from 10am on Thursday 7th June at the following polling stations:
Raleigh Road United Church Hall
Raleigh Rd, Richmond
28-30 Queen's Road, London
Immanuel & St Andrews Church Hall
452 Streatham High Road
Effra Road Chapel
63 Effra Road
St Pancras Community Centre
James Wolfe Primary School
(Royal Hill Campus)
St Anne`s Church Hall
598 Fulham Road
St. Paul`s Church Hall
Stoke Newington Road
St. John the Baptist Church Hall
3 King Edward`s Road
Finchley Youth Centre
142 High Road
Hilldrop Community Centre
Hilldrop Community Lane
Hazel Road Community Centre
26 Hazel Road
West Hampstead Branch Library
Dennington Park Road
598 Fulham Road