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West Winfield, NY

Current Vote Count 12,084
Welcome to Bark for Your Park 2015

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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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Barbara Glading

Thank you to everyone who organized, worked, voted, & crossed fingers & paws! You are all #1 in my book!

Sandy Smith

We worked so hard for this for so many months...long before the contest actually started. I am very very proud of how a community of just over 800 people could generate such excitement and enthusiasm to get to the number of voters we had. From so many states and so many other communities that supported our efforts. thank you to all who worked so hard on this and to all who faithfully voted everyday from so many places. Our dogs love you for it. !!

Loraine Ostrander-Piccione

Tomorrow, tomorrow........................is the big day. ?????? Fingers and paws crossed.

Susan Will

What a great opportunity for our town. Thanks Pooch Playground committee for all your work.

Mary Doremus

How much fun this has been!! And what a committee we have...GREAT JOB EVERYONE!! Love, love, love all the support from all over the country. All fun, all the time!!

Michael Munford

Last votes from SC, if the contest was based on heart....you'd win hands down.

Heather Flynn

Proud to live in WW. Thanks everybody for voting? 🐩🐶🐕🐩🐶🐕

Teresa Lang

Last vote from CT... Good luck West Winfield!

Peggy Clancy-Flyte

Let's go West Winfield! We need a PetSafe playground for our family dogs.

Barbara Glading

Good luck Winfield! Thank you to all the human paws that coordinated this!

Bob Zurn

Last vote from Merry-Land! Good Luck West Winfield, NY!

Sullivan O'Cleary

Voting from PA! Good Luck West Winfield, NY! You have far reaching paws!

Marilyn Riley

What a great job the committee for the West Winfield PetSafe Dog Park has done! My hat is off to you all!!! Good Luck and our paws are crossed in Virginia!!!

Tim Riley

Hope to see the new park !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joan Evans

this is it .. the last 2 votes from my computor! thank you everyone for all your support!

Sandy Smith

So many emotions on this last day of voting...can only sit and wait for the results. Thank you to all who have supported West Winfield in this contest. See you all at the Pooch Playground !!

Don Drake

Last 2 votes submitted! And so we wait ... Again! Thank you to all of our supporters! Be sure to visit our future Pooch Park!!

Phyllis Newton

What do fingers, toes, & eyes have in common? They're all crossed hoping we win the Bark From Your Heart! Thank you everyone who have voted & helped us with our projects!

Theresa Gifford

Last day to vote. Get your family, friends and co-workers to chime in today.

Kenneth Driskell

Go West Windfield, You are doing great. Bark for you. Wolf, Wolf

Bill R

here's to a successful wait!

Anna MIles

Last vote from New Berlin!

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Land Verification

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Media Coverage

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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!

Guess our Ending Vote#
We have decided that we need something to carry us through to the last day of voting on Wednesday July 22nd, so we are holding a 'Howling in the Dark' contest to guess what the final total of votes for West Winfield will be. Each one gets one vote and I am asking you to email it to me at ssmith2377@twcny.rr.com and I will track everyones vote on a spreadsheet. Chris M sent an email to PetSafe and they will let us know the total number of our votes at the end of the contest (probably July 31st) and we will award 3 prizes. First prize for closest will be a $25 Gift Card to Pets Supply Plus, 2nd prize will be a West Winfield Pooch Playground Coffee Mug and 3rd prize will be a West Winfield Pooch Playground tee shirt....Hopefully the Grand Prize will be that we will have won the money we need to build our Dog Park !! Anyways, lets have fun with this. Send me your guesses....We started the 'Howl At the Moon' stage at approximately 9,000 so we should be well above that by now. Pass the word on to everyone and please continue voting. None of the committee members will participate so it is all up to all of you as members of our 'Pooch Playground Supporters !!

Firemans Field Days Parade
We will be decorating a float/truck for the Firemans Field Days! Make sure you root for Pooch Playground when we pass by!!!!

Pooch Playground Float in Fireman's Parade discussion
Meeting at town library at 4:30 to discuss what we have for our Pooch Playground float! REMEMBER THAT WE NEED TO BE IN THE LINE-UP at 5 pm.

Celebration or Drown our Sorrows Meeting
The contest winners will be announced today! The committee will meet soon after!

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