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Parma, OH

is competing to win a dog park!

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PetSafe is here to help you along! We've created a visual process for your city to follow. As you reach each milestone and upload the required information, that icon will be brought to full color. You can click through the milestones to see what is needed to activate it. We've even provided you some templates to assist you in the process. Scroll down to see what your community has already uploaded.

Here's how the contest works

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Vote For your City:

What: Get friends, family members, community leaders, and everyone in your city to visit us online and vote for a dog park. Remember, your may vote twice a day; once here and once on our facebook page.

When: Stage 1 – May 1 to May 31 before 5pm Eastern. Stage 2 – June 5 to July 26 before midnight.

Land Verification

Land Verification:

What: In order to qualify to win a park, your city must find land and approve it's use for a dog park. Work with local government and landowners to find your spot!

When: Ends May 31st at 5pm Eastern

Community Support:

What: PetSafe needs to know your community government supports your pursuit of a dog park. To complete this task, notify your civic leaders (ie: mayor, county executive, city manager, Parks and Recreation director) of the contest and encourage them to create an account to upload a letter.

When: Ends May 31st at 5pm Eastern

Media Coverage:

What: This step is optional, but getting your pups' faces in the media can't hurt. Get in touch with your local news station and print media to rally support for the new park!

When: Spans the entire contest

Video Invitation:

What: If you're been selected as one of our 15 finalists, you'll be invited to make a .30 video ad to show the world why your city deserves to win a dog park! Watch our video for tips to help you.

When: Due June 26th by 5pm Eastern

Conversation
  • Natalie PetSafe 05/31/2013 Hi Parma, thanks for participating in Bark For Your Park. While reviewing your documents, we noticed you uploaded an aerial photo with a caption under land verification. We need more firm communication about the home of your future park should your town win the contest. If you have any questions, please email dogpark@petsafe.net. Good luck!
  • Natalie PetSafe 05/22/2013 Hi Parma, thanks for participating in Bark For Your Park. While reviewing your documents, we noticed you uploaded a civic leader letter under land verification. We need more firm communication about the home of your future park should your town win the contest. If you have any questions, please email dogpark@petsafe.net. Good luck!
  • Mary Galinas 05/22/2013 May 22, 2013 Councilwoman Mary Buchholz Galinas 6611 Ridge Road Parma, Ohio 44129 440-842-1532 or 440-885-8091 Dear PetSafe Bark for Your Park Committee, I am pleased to announce my support for Parma’s participation in the 2013 Bark for Your Park contest. I support my constituents’ efforts. If our city wins, I will continue to encourage my colleagues and the mayor to support a city dog park. I will encourage the allocating of the volunteer group, PADPA’s resources to support the city dog park and continue to help the citizens’ organize such efforts once the park is complete. I along with Katie Lieopold, Brandon Yanak, Stefan Stefaniuk, and Barb Forestall have already begun the process of forming a fundamental volunteer activists group committed to establish a Parma Area City Dog Park called PADPA (Parma Area Dog Park Association). Check out the Facebook page: Parma Dog Park and sign our petition. We want to raise all the funds necessary to build the park. Like all recreation a city offers to its residents, a dog park will enhance the quality of life of Parma residents! Parma is the 7th largest city in Ohio and does not have a dog park, like other smaller cities. It is time for a dog park and it can happen, with PetSafe help and yours it can be a reality. Please help us attain this additional asset for the city of Parma! Respectfully, Mary Buchholz Galinas Councilwoman of Parma, Ward One Mgalinas.parma@sbcglobal.net
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