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Voting ends July 31st. Winners announced August 7th.

Our community needs a PetSafe dog park!

Welcome! Your daily votes will help us win money for the first dog park in the North Country. All-volunteer labor & equipment is being used to clear & beautify the woods donated by the Potsdam Humane Society. There will be three separate areas: for community dogs, for small dogs, & for shelter dogs. We want to increase awareness of the many animals in need of forever homes, & we and our dogs want to play! It will be the only fenced, off-leash dog park within 90 miles unless you cross the border into Canada, & even that is 51 miles away! We need this dog park! Thank you for voting for Potsdam, NY!

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Cheerful Strength

Of course, I hope we make it into the top 5, but no matter what happens this has been a great opportunity to raise awareness for this awesome project! I love all the photos folks have posted.

Jackie Pinover

Voted twice. Yes,GREAT job Deborah! GOOOOO POTSDAM!!!

Chelle Lindahl

Just put in my last two votes for Potsdam! Now for the fingernail biting time! Great job Deborah, Jackson and all of the people who helped make this a great community effort! Sure wish I could report what number count I had with this vote...but only question marks remain! GO POTSDAM!!! We are winners whether we get a bunch of money or not! :-)

Ashley Preston

Voted 2x! It's not over. Let's finish strong, Potsdam!

Jackie Pinover

Voted but didn't see the count. Off to vote on Facebook

Chelle Lindahl

Vote Vote Vote! Re-post anything you've sent your Facebook friends and re-send out any email recruitment letters - this is it, peoples! FOUR DAYS, we gotta get 'em in! Deb has done a GREAT job, and we're all backing her up! For the pups!

Ashley Preston

This is our big chance to surge forward! Please try again if you're having troubles. Every single vote matters! Thanks to everyone, near and far, for making the time to vote for the North Country's furry friends.

Carol Crandall

Have to be to work for 2nd shift...may not get my extra votes today, unfortunately, if not fixed soon.

Deborah Massell

PetSafe is working on an issue with the 7 extra votes today, please be patient. Thanks. Hopefully it will be resolved soon.

Jennifer French Grant

Wondering if anyone will be at the Pars for Paws golf tournament tomorrow (Friday) with computers and iPad to get votes?

Deborah Massell

Still going on, yes Lainie. Voting until July 31. And thank you!

Lainie Johnson

You emailed me and told me this is still going on, but your dates say it is not? I am still voting just in case..

Hilary Oak

20625! I just got my vote in before in before midnight! If I'm awake in another half hour I can vote tomorrow too!

Deborah Massell

I'll be downtown at Best Friends Thrift Shop all day Friday helping people get in their 7 extra votes. If anyone can join me with their laptops or ipads please come on down! 100% of all proceeds from sales go to to the Potsdam Humane Society and it's a great thrift store. 8 Raymond St. across from the Cantina. Keep voting Potsdam!

Deborah Massell

So proud: yesterday Potsdam was announced as the "Shelter Supporter Winner" – 200 Busy Buddy® toys for a local shelter (The Potsdam Humane Society), plus 5 one-year’s supply of Busy Buddy toys. THANK YOU PETSAFE!!! As our beautiful shelter animals wait for their forever family they'll stay occupied just a little easier. Please continue voting for Potsdam so they may also have a park to run in.

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We hope to see all you North Country neighbors at our booth on Saturday, July 12 in Ives Park in downtown Potsdam, NY! The Potsdam Community Dog Park needs your support, your donations and your votes. Also, on Thursday and Friday, July 10-11, we'll be walking around handing out flyers as well. Hope to see you in Potsdam next weekend!

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Potsdam pulling in votes in online dog park contest with $100,000 top prize

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Potsdam dog park looks for community votes for $100,000

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Potsdam's proposed dog park entered in national online contest for $100,000 top dog park prize

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Potsdam joins national contest, seeks dog park funding

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