Mark your calendars for the Tryon Dog Mayor 2022 election

Published 11:55 am Monday, July 25, 2022

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Does your pup have what it takes to lead Tryon into the future?


TRYON––The Tryon Downtown Development Association is teaming up with the Foothills Humane Society for a one-of-a-kind fundraiser to benefit our local four-legged friends, and is announcing the Tryon Dog Mayor 2022 election.

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There are currently five dogs running for Tryon Dog Mayor 2022. The election will be held on August 26 in downtown Tryon, during that month’s Fourth Friday event. To vote, those who want to cast their ballot will submit one dollar for their preferred candidate, and all proceeds go toward the FHS and TDDA.


As of press time, there are five candidates in the running for Dog Mayor, which include a Chihuahua, a Shitzu, a Jindo, a Patterdale Terrier, and a Schnoodle.

If you would like your dog to become a candidate, you can submit your dog’s information at 


This is the second Dog Mayor election in Tryon. In 2019, Tryon hosted their first Dog Mayor election, which had 18 candidates, one of which was a cat. Rusty Bunshine, the 3-year-old orange cat, ran during the 2019 Dog Mayor election and won. Now the time has come to elect a new Dog Mayor of Tryon.

In 2019, the fundraiser raised over $16,000 for the animal shelter according to the fundraiser’s website. To cast your vote, visit