The City of West Hollywood’s Picasso Pets event will kick-off with the swearing-in of the City’s First Pet Mayor, Chloe Shyne, on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 11 a.m. at West Hollywood Park, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
The City’s Pet Mayor is a new program approved by the City Council of the City of West Hollywood in December 2022. As part of the program, the Mayor may choose to have their pet (dog, cat, or another animal companion) serve as the Pet Mayor during their mayoral term. The intent of the City’s Pet Mayor program is to enhance support for the West Hollywood community’s animals and animal guardians and help bring awareness to the City’s ongoing efforts and initiatives focused on animal welfare.
The City’s Pet Mayor will include pawsome responsibilities including taking part in events and initiatives centered on the well-being of pets in the community. The Pet Mayor will also be tasked with attending appropriate meetings and events, which may include attending fundraisers in support of animal rescue organizations, making fur-ever friends, wishing folks ‘bone appetit’ at dog-friendly establishments in West Hollywood, and other forms of community engagement.
Chloe Shyne is an eight-year-old rescue dog and the animal companion to the City’s current Mayor, Sepi Shyne. Chloe is a Shih Tzu, Chihuahua, Toy Poodle, and Maltese mix. She has been a resident of West Hollywood since 2014 and is a natural-born leader and big sister to two cat siblings. She is a foodie and loves to dance and give high fives.
Picasso Pets will provide an opportunity for pet parents to meet Chloe, as well as celebrate their own beloved best friend with a professional pet caricature drawing, giveaways, and a DIY craft paw-print keepsake. Caricature artists hours are fixed and there is a limit of one caricature drawing per pet during this first-come, first-served activity (no pre-registration required). Pets must remain leashed and under the control of their human at all times. No ruff housing!
The Pet Mayor swearing-in ceremony and the Picasso Pets event are free and open to the public. In case of rain, the event will take place inside West Hollywood Park’s Aquatic and Recreation Center, in the Doheny Room located on the second floor (which is adjacent to the surface level of West Hollywood Park).
The City of West Hollywood has been on the forefront of animal rights and protections for decades and the City’s commitment to animal rights is one of its legacies. The City has consistently worked to enact leading-edge animal welfare legislation.
She publicly parades her pup like royalty, but her constituents are left feeling like a stray!
Let’s hope the grassroots movement to recall the loathsome Sepi Shyne is successful.
Even with the deplorable Horvath gone, there’s very little reason to respect this council.
Grassroots movement? You mean the Wehoville movement. The Larry Block, Alan Strasburg, Kieth Kaplan, Jerome Cleary movement. The over 60 cis gender gay white guys who want to make West Hollywood Great Again going back to when it was exclusively 80s white gay. That movement doesn’t have a leg to stand on. They know it too. The lame recall effort is really about ruining her campaign. But tell me more about loathsome and deplorable.
There are a lot of valid reasons why so many are unhappy with Shyne’s time on the council. To dismiss them as some kind of small faction of wackos only demonstrates your lack of knowledge and full understanding on what has been going on in this city for the past two years and the never-ending bad decisions that Shyne has made that negatively impacts our city and its residents. We have all ages, all sexes, and a mix of long-term and short-term residents in our city that are fed up. If Shyne buries her head in the sand and tosses… Read more »
I understand she’s one of five members of the council who make decisions in the city, but y’all are obsessed with her. You single her out and blame her for everything. The rude awakening is yours to make. You undermine the public who believe it or not, can sense BS when it’s coming their way. Y’all want to be taken seriously and at the same time y’all want to convince us that the gaslight isn’t flickering at wehoville. Y’all are obsessed. I mean look at the way y’all are so triggered over a stupid post about her dog.
Yes, let’s hope.
This article should come with a trigger warning. Can someone please do a wellness check on Larry Block? He’s out there trying to get a recall going on Mayor Shyne and they’re over here swearing-in her dog in as the new pet mayor. I do hope he’s ok.
That man can’t go a few days without publishing some hit piece on one of the council members who beat him in 2020. It’s really getting pathetic at this point.
It’s beyond pathetic. Who do they think they’re fooling? I hear John Duran also owns part of wehoville. He also lost to Sepi in 2020. They’re not even low key about the bitter nonsense they’re pulling
I’m glad the mayor has appointed a suitable replacement to run Council meetings when she is unable to attend due to out-of-town photo-ops and appearances for her campaign for Adam Schiff’s seat in Congress.
Such poor taste and bad optics. Shyne is pretty much despised in West Hollywood. To hell with her damn dog.
What if little Chloe gets “knocked up” during her tenure? Will we have to pay for her vet fees and the genetic test to find the father??? What if she dies in puppybirth? Do we foot that bill? That little bitch!
WTF? How much is this costing the Weho taxpayers? If this Council spent have as much time on actual city business and no time of this type of b/s, they my actually get stuff done. I am a dog dad, but this is a ridiculous waste of time and money.
Are you talking about the Picasso Pets event or the swearing in of a dog?
If you read the story you’d know, but since you didn’t and I had to find out about Picasso Pets, the answer is Both now!
Will the dog be recalled if the campaign to recall sepi is approved
The dog is female, multiracial and with a dark complexion, so the answer to your question is YES! The goon squad at wehoville will most definitely be coming for little Miss Cloe Shyne.