Posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Breaking Story: New Political Movement Makes way for State Dogs

States around the country are officially adopting dogs to represent their state.

Okay, so maybe this isn’t breaking news, but to us at Hartz it sure is. As reported by Sam Roberts for the City Room Blog, State Assemblyman Micah Kellner and State Senator Joseph E. Robach are working to get an official state dog for New York. The great thing is that Kellner wants the official dog to be the ‘rescue dog’ to promote adoption of pets throughout the state.

New York is one of a dozen states that are in the process or that have already adopted a state dog. Pennsylvania has the Great Dane, Maryland went with the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and Massachusetts chose the Boston Terrier.

In our opinion, New York’s idea is great. The rescue dog encompasses a wide variety of different dogs while wholeheartedly promoting the adoption process by making it known that any rescued dog is representative of the state’s ideal. Currently, New York doesn’t have an official cat either, but Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal is introducing legislation to make, you guessed it, the ‘rescue cat’ the official state feline. Go New York!

What do you think of this legislation? Does your state have an official dog or cat? If not what do you think it should be? Let us know in the comment section.