Rescued Nevada dog becomes mayor for a day

An adopted shelter dog named Everett was mayor for a day in Reno, Nevada.

BuzzFeed News reported that his owners, Lisa Rosen and Robert Stachow, gave the Newfoundland lab mix the special opportunity after winning a bid at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern Nevada's annual "An Affur to Remember" Gala last November.

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Rosen and Stachow's $1,100 bid went to the SPCA of Northern Nevada and gave their 5-year-old dog the chance to be mayor Thursday.

After Everett was sworn in, he got right to work.

Escorted in a limousine, Everett went around Reno, Nevada, taking photos at city landmarks with his owners, according to KOLO.

Stachow and Rosen adopted Everett on Feb. 22, 2013, at the SPCA of Northern Nevada, a no-kill animal shelter in Reno.

They wanted to bid to elevate the status of black dogs.

"We know that (big black dogs) are harder to find homes for, and we also know they make great pets," they said in a statement.

Everett ended his term as mayor with a "retirement package" that had was donated by PetSmart. The former dog mayor went home with a dog bed, bowl, gift basket, and 60-pound bag of dog food.

Mayor Hillary Schieve names SPCA of Northern Nevada rescue dog Everette honorary mayor for a day. KOLO Kendra Kostelecky talks to him about running a clean campaign tonight at 5:00.

Posted by KOLO 8 News Now on Thursday, February 11, 2016