Canine Mayor of Mount Dora Contest

Calling All Canines!

The Mount Dora Police Department, in partnership wit the Mount Dora Heroes Foundation, invites Mount Dora locals to nominate their canine as the 'Honorary Canine Mayor of Mount Dora'. The Mount Dora Canine Mayor will serve as goodwill ambassador to all pets in the community.

Canine Mayor receives:
-Prestigious 1 year term and official collar
-Reserved parking at the city dog park
-Participation and representation in city parades and other events

All 'Caninedates' with a Mount Dora mailing address are eligible.
Nominations held now through November 18th. Elections

held through November 29th

All Caninedates are invited to participate and 'campaign' in the Canine Parade on November 28th.

For more information about the Canine Mayor of Mount Dora contest, contact Officer I. Severence at

Nominations are closed. Please vote for your favorite canine below!
Voting is CLOSED. Election results below!!

On behalf of the Mount Dora Heroes Foundation, we would like to thank everyone for their participation in our canine mayor fundraiser. Each year this fundraiser provides a fun and interactive way to help support retired police K9s. We are so thankful for the community and all that the residents do to support this cause!

We are proud to announce that the Canine Mayor Election and Paw Parade raised $4,757.58. All proceeds benefiting the Mount Dora Heroes Foundation - Canine Retirement Fund.

Swearing in for the new Canine Mayor and Vice Mayor is tentatively planned for the January 5th council meeting.
Canine Mayor



Virgil is 3 and half years old and works as the school mascot for Mount Dora's local Montessori school. Virgil loves the children and brings many smiles to the school. He enjoys meditating and napping daily. Virgil loves to play but takes racing the UPS truck seriously.

Vice Mayor



Edie is 3 years old. Edie always looks forward to playing with her BFF and other dogs. She is fascinated with the lizard community and always shows them lots of attention! Edie loves to snuggle with her favorite people and shows off her snoring skills during sleep.

Canine Mayor elections will open again in October 2016.
** Each elected canine that serves a term is only eligible for re-election after 2 terms out of office.**

Click the 'Pay Now' button below to cast your vote. NOTE: in the "Add special instructions to the seller" field, ADD THE NAME OF THE DOG you're voting for.***
***NOTE: To submit multiple votes for the same dog, simply enter the number of votes you'd like to make in the 'Quantity' box on the PayPal webpage. $10 per vote.

Proceeds from the Canine Mayor contest benefit the Mount Dora Heroes Foundation in support of retired police K-9s.