PetSafe Announces 'Bark for Your Park' Finalists

Supporters can vote for favorite city to win $100,000 for a local dog park

Jul 13, 2011, 08:15 ET from PetSafe

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PetSafe, a leading innovator in pet behavior and lifestyle products, has announced the 15 finalist cities in "Bark for Your Park," a national contest through which one U.S. community will be awarded $100,000 toward building a local dog park.

"We are impressed and overjoyed with the response to our Bark for Your Park contest," said Randy Boyd, president and CEO of PetSafe. "We received nominations from at least one city in each of the 48 eligible states. We encourage all the amazing cities and passionate individuals out there to keep working for pet friendly initiatives in your communities. No matter the outcome of this contest, we hope you'll continue to 'bark' for your park."

The 15 finalist cities are:

  • Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Bullhead City, Arizona
  • Derby, Vermont
  • Fort Dodge, Iowa
  • Huntington, West Virginia
  • Kirkland, Washington
  • Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Mission Viejo, California
  • Mobile, Alabama
  • Montgomery, Alabama
  • Orland Park, Illinois
  • Pacifica, California
  • Plainfield, Indiana
  • Warsaw, Indiana
  • Westfield, Indiana

Now it's up to the public to "bark for your park." The finalists have each submitted a two-minute video featuring their community's commitment and enthusiasm for a dog park. City supporters and dog park enthusiasts can view the finalist videos and vote for their favorite city to win on and on PetSafe's Facebook page. From July 13-Aug. 3, each person can vote once per day per voting site.

At the end of the three-week voting stage, the finalist community with the most votes will receive $100,000 toward building a PetSafe dog park.

For more information about the PetSafe "Bark for Your Park" contest, visit or check out the PetSafe Facebook page. For more information about PetSafe and its innovative pet products, visit

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