Vote for Your Next Pet Mayor
Logo for Meridian Pet Mayor 2024


All proceeds from this event will benefit Downtown Meridian and our initiatives to make our downtown district and special events pet-friendly, as well as the wonderful work of East Mississippi Animal Rescue, with 10% of all proceeds dedicated to their cause.

Call for Sponsorships

November 13-30, 2023

Call for Nominations

 November 24 – December 31, 2023

Online Voting

 Voting Begins January 1, 2024

Collaring Ceremony

February 10th
Downtown Meridian, Krewe of Barkus

Picture of a puppy and kitten

Pet Mayor Responsibilities

The Pet Mayor serves as an ambassador of goodwill for Lauderdale County for one year. The Pet Mayor must make occasional public appearances throughout the year.

Pet Mayor Eligibility

Cats and dogs are welcome to run for this prestigious honor. However, the pet must be owned by a resident of Lauderdale County, Mississippi.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Pick of the Litter: $500

Business alignment with The Partnership and election event with logo placement in event materials: printed, online, and onsite. We have five sponsorships available.

Alpha Dog Sponsor

The Preserve at Meridian - Alpha Dog Sponsor

Pick of the Litter Sponsors

Copeland Center - Pick of the Litter Sponsor
1st Mississippi Federal Credit Union - Pick of the Litter Sponsor