Seven threw his collar in the ring and announced his bid for the Presidency during a press conference at Oxnard Performing Arts Center’s inaugural RESCUECON last February. Watch this video of his speech.
“I’m running for president because I believe a dog with a face like mine can bring humans together,” explains the Australian Shepherd. “Humans can learn a lot from their dogs. I believe now is the time for dogs across the country to teach the art of unconditional love and respect.”
Seven is a four-year-old former show dog who was adopted by Oxnard resident Susan Hartzler. Since moving in with Susan, Seven has become a professional actor and model as well as a Therapy Dog through Therapy Dogs International. He is the official Therapy Dog for Oxnard High Schools where he brings his special kind of puppy love to kids every month. He is offering his services as a Therapy Dog to both Democrats and Republicans in his bid to “Bring America Together Again.”
His platform is a home for every dog and a bone for every dog. With that goal in mind, Seven has created a line of t-shirts and other political paraphernalia that will be unveiled at the convention. A percentage of all proceeds will go to help rescue dogs find forever homes. To support the canine candidate and dog rescue, visit www.LuvMy.dog. To find out more about the candidate, visit his Instagram page at www.instagram.com/seven_for_president/.
RESCUECON was designed to promote the welfare of all animals (wildlife and farm animals too!), with a culturally-enriching environment that included interactive opportunities for learning, making, connecting, and relaxing. And they accomplished that goal and more! Besides Seven’s Press Conference, there was also bunny yoga, cat cafes, speaker panels, makerspaces, and exhibitions. The goal of the event was to rally animal lovers in the region and, in turn, strengthen the local rescue landscape.
Attendees got to enjoy a free Adoption Fair with adoptable animals from Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS), the Bunny Brigade, Surfcat Rescue, C.A.R.L., and other rescue groups. The Fair also featured community resources and nonprofits, a $10 spay and neuter clinic provided by Simi Valley Spay & Neuter Clinic, arts and crafts, and activities for families, such as the cat cafe presented by SurfCat Rescue and the Crazy Cat Lady Exhibition.
A percentage of ticket sales went to VCAS, this year’s featured nonprofit partner. Plus, six animals got new forever homes and about 60 pets were spayed and neutered over the weekend.