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West Winfield, NY

Current Vote Count 5,310
Welcome to Bark for Your Park 2015

Vote daily and your community could win $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park!

Community Nominations and Phase 1 Voting from May 13th-June 10th. Finalists Announced: June 17th.

Our community needs a PetSafe dog park!

Welcome to the voting site for the Pooch Playground in West Winfield, NY! We are a small town with a lot of heart and we love our dogs! Our number one reason for wanting a park is for the socialization aspect! A socialized dog is a friendly dog! www.poochplayground.net

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The contest is off to an amazing start with over 300 communities nominated in the first 24 hours! This community page will serve as your contest hub for voting, photos, events and even important notifications from the PetSafe team. We'll constantly be working on the site throughout the contest to make sure it's a smooth nominating and voting process for you. Also, please note that the vote counter can take anywhere from 5-15 min to update depending on site traffic, which is why you may not always see the vote counter increase each time you vote. Don’t worry, it will but may just take a few minutes. Thanks for participating and best of luck to your community!

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Joan Evans

wow. please keep voting and helping our dogs and citizens become happier and healthier

Christine Merritt

Help us reclaim our space....reclaim and reuse. It is a win win for everyone.

Anthony Piccione

I know we can, I know we can!!!! Keep those votes coming!!!

Don Drake

The little engine (town) that could.... I think I can, I think I can...🐶

Peggy Clancy-Flyte

Yay❗️ Keep voting for West Winfield Pet Safe dog park👏🏻

Mary Doremus

As of 1010am on 7/05 (California time) Epworth, IA -10010; Fort Worth, MI-9734; Winslow, AZ 5938; Portland,TX -5374; WESt WINFIELD-5139; Shetfield Lake - 3005. FYI - Epworth population 1860 (a suburb of Dubuque) West Winfield population - 826. We sure do have heart!!!! Keep on barking!!!!

Jessica Rowe

Really hope we get this pooch playground for our pups!

Megan Merritt

5,130 & 5,131 :) Voting even with 5 finals this coming week- Dog Park > First Semester PA school

Peggy Zurn

5109! Go West Winfield! Show Petsafe our Spirit!

Don Drake

Voting from Pittsburgh this morning 5044

Christine Merritt

A big shout out to Mikey our BFP Advocate from Westchester who has had them barking for winfield.....#LBI/REGENERON

This would be a beautiful addition to this area. Happy dogs and happy people socializing...making the whole area happier! West Winfield and the wide area around it would use and love it!

Sandy Smith

4996 & 4997....Woo Hoo...5,000 here we come !! What a day for a day dreaming of a dog park !!

Dave Pooler

Voting for Winfield from Richfield Springs!!!

Marion Liberati

4,984 on a beautiful Sunday and the weather is perfect for a romp at the dog park!

Lon Merritt

4975 and it is only 6:45 am! Keep those votes coming for West Winfield.

Christine Merritt

4894 I am so confident we can make 5000 by Sunday pm. WHO WILL BE THE FAMOUS 500????

Sheri Feldman

The dogs are barking for July 4th and their doggie park! woo hoo!!!

Sandi Gunn Kates

Voting for you because you are the little city with a huge heart. I hope you win for all your efforts !!!

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Land Verification

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Community events

Pooch Playground Virtual 4th Of July Pawty
Its a virual pawty for supporters of WW Pooch Playground! Join the group event and post pictures of your favorite 4th of July foods, outfits, decorations etc!

The Making of a PSA! (Public Service Announcement)
AT 11 am the Pooch Playgorund committee will be meeting to take a look at ALL our COMMUNITY EVENTS pictures to see what we can use in a PSA for our national debut!

Dogs Day Out
Come join the fun and help us launch the "Bark For Your Park Contest" from 11 am to 2 pm in the West Winfield Town Park on May 17th! There will be contests, demonstrations, a pet parade at 1 pm and vendors!

Fill the Hill
On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, We want to invite you to join us at our next event, “Fill the Hill” . On that evening at 6:30 we will be placing all of the Sponsor Signs on the hillside of the Pooch Playground site and are asking for anyone who supports this project to be a part of a community support photograph. Please come and bring your family and ‘furry’ friends for this great public presentation of our love for our four legged family members. Thank you again for your support. See you ‘on the hill’ at the PoochPlayground behind the Post Office on Tuesday, June 2nd !! (Rain date of Thursday June 4th)

June 20
Barking Boogie! June 20 at 3:20 at the Future Petsafe Pooch Playground! Photos will be taken, release forms will be filled out! We need to make a Video-PSA as to why we need a Dog park! The more the Merrier but we will only be allowed to make a 30 second video...we will use the best shots!

July 4th Parade
Pooch Playground will enter a "float" in the annual 4th of July Parade in Utica, NY...The Parade starts at 11 am...we are looking for volunteers to ride on the truck and walk along side....

The Making of a PSA- Meeting
The committee will be meeting at 9 am to review the PSA that we have to produce as park of the Petsafe Barking for Your Park contest. Breakfast Burritos will be served by Mr. Newton in his home!

Community Picnic to Launch Howling at the Moon!
As we go into the Howl at the Moon phase we would like every"paw"dy to come and share some conversation and memories of our quest to gain the Bark from your Heart award. Bring a picnic basket (no alcohol please), a blanket and yourself . This is a humans only event! A time for the humans to meet and greet and reflect on all our hard work! We have promotional dog drying towels to give to the first 20 families!

Operation Mailbox Memo!
A mass mailing went out on the week of July 1st to all local postal patrons! We have many people who have said that they were unaware of our entry in the Petsafe "Bark for Your Park" ...Now everypawdy should know!

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