This just in from BTB Advertiser Richard Doane of Burien Auto Repair  â€“ looks like Richard and his wife Sheila are housing one of Burien’s fastest-rising stars â€“ a dog named Ryder!
Ryder, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and lifelong Burien resident, will be appearing in Hallmark’s 100th Anniversary TV Commercial, which will air this Sunday night (Nov. 29th) during the “Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie – A Dog Named Christmas,” which begins at 9pm on KIRO-TV (channel 7).
We’ve been told that the ad will be shown during the first commercial break, so be sure to set your TiVos/DVRs or watch closely for the first 20 minutes.
Owner Richard was recently contacted by Leo Burnett Advertising in Chicago who had previewed thousands of dog videos, and guess what? They selected Ryder to be one of the stars in this commercial, which will air nationally.
Ryder was selected for the commercialÂ based on the following YouTube video clip that Richard shot and posted after his dog’s 1st Birthday about two years ago â€“ it shows Ryder “blowing out the candles” on his birthday cake:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_PkjHxTV0s. 
And get this – YOU can help make Ryder the winner of Hallmark’s “Cutest Dog of the Season” contest by voting online here:
(Don’t forget to forward the link on to all your friends – let’s see if we can make Ryder a real star!)
According to Richard, for his “acting services,” Ryder was paid $350 which he plans to donate to PAWS to help out dogs and cats less fortunate than himself.
Here’s what Richard had to say:
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Ryder was chosen not only for his award-winning talent, but also for his positive attitude and willingness to help others.
When not chasing a tennis ball, Ryder loves to chase birds for fun, and go to the lake with his posse of other Corgis.
He has been a “therapy dog” at the Highline Medical Center, and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Remember to set your TiVo for Sunday night’s feature presentation – or at least until the first commercial break!