Have you met Subaru’s spokesdogs, the Barkleys? The furry foursome have been appearing in a series of clever advertisements showcasing Subaru vehicles -- and why not use a family of adorable retrievers to promote their products?
Subaru believes there’s a natural connection between pet parents and people who drive Subaru vehicles. According to the auto manufacturer, almost half of Subaru owners have a dog, and 7 out of 10 Subaru owners have some kind of pet.
• The Barkely family is led by Auggie, a 5-year-old purebred Golden Retriever from a little town in Canada. He rose to prominence starring in Hollywood movies and television shows and has many television commercials to his credit.
• Mama “Stevie” Barkley is a 4-year-old purebred yellow Labrador Retriever who was rescued from an animal shelter in Pasadena, California. According to Subaru, she started training a mere six months ago, and playing "Mom" for Subaru is her first big break.
• In the backseat is Sadie, a purebred Golden Retriever from Moorpark, California. She is a growing pup at about six months old, and these are her first big TV commercials.
• Carefully buckled up in his puppy safety seat is Sebastian, a 12-week-old Golden Retriever from the same breeder as Sadie in Moorpark, California.
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For the past several years, Subaru has partnered with the ASPCA as part of its annual “Share the Love” sales event, donating more than $7 million to the ASPCA since 2008. The ASPCA has been the #1 choice of consumers each year, reflecting the commitment that Subaru owners have to helping animals. Find out more about ways that Subaru supports the ASPCA here.
Subaru even has a line of "Dog tested. Dog approved." products specifically for your furry co-pilot, which includes a pet first aid kit, portable food and water containers, and lots of other useful items dog-loving drivers may want to keep on hand.
And if that’s not enough, on April 1st, Subaru announced a new self-cleaning car technology based on the way dogs get dry, using “haptic” technology to “shake” the vehicle free of dirt. Find out more about Subaru’s newest self-cleaning system here at AskPatty.com