Meet The Golden Retriever Serving As Mayor In This California Town

Yep, you read that correctly!

According to Travel & Leisure, a golden retriever known as Mayor Max II (formally called Maximus Mighty-Dog Mueller II) has served as the elected leader of Idyllwild, California since 2013.

The pup took over the role after the death of his predecessor, Mayor Max, another golden retriever. How cute is that?

In addition to attending special town events, Max II loves hanging on the back of his pickup truck. And he spreads joy to all his constituents.

Head over to Travel & Leisure to read more about him.