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Silver Cliff, CO

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Here's how the contest works


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

  • 08/01/2013 Congrats Silver Cliff, Co we did it. Happy celebrating your new dog park. Dundee would be ecstatic.
  • Patricia Harrison 08/01/2013 Congratulations for being the Bark from Your Heart winners!! Well Deserved and Well Done
  • 08/01/2013 Congrats from Texarkana, TX!!!! We are excited for you and very happy you won!!!
  • Marty Mernitz 07/30/2013 Thanks Kathleen! You inspired us by winning last year! Thank you everyone for your support and thoughts!
  • Kathleen Parvin 07/27/2013 Derby has its collective paws crossed for you, Silver Cliff—you've done a great job of demonstrating what a big heart a small town can have! And, by the way, K-Bear and Sully absolutely loved your “herding cats” video (although Stella and Jupiter, their feline family members, have assured them that it’s only a movie…) Keep on howling!
  • 07/26/2013 I'm from Texarkana, TX, but would really like to see you guys get the Bark from your Heart award. Keep voting Silver Cliff, CO.
  • Marty Mernitz 07/25/2013 JW - The last week no one knows what the vote count is until the winners are announced July 31st. Before the board went dark at 3 pm last Friday we had 18,862 votes for 3221% which means we were first in line for the special Bark From Your Heart award of $25,000. So vote today and tomorrow - voting closes at 3 pm MTN tomorrow! And encourage everyone you know to vote at http://www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark/city/1936/silver-cliff-co/?success=1&where=vote
  • J. W. Dunn 07/25/2013 So, what is the vote count as of 0930 25 July? All I see is a string of question marks.
  • Marty Mernitz 07/24/2013 As of last night we know some of you are still without your internet service. We only have three more days to vote so please stop by the library or visit a friend and use their computer to vote.
  • David Mernitz 07/23/2013 Apparently one of the towers got hit by lightning Saturday so If your data internet connection is still down the library computers are working - stop in and vote and pick up a good book!
  • Marty Mernitz 07/23/2013 We've missed some votes the past week with everyone busy with the fair, the rodeo and the internet being down most of the day yesterday so we urge everyone to vote these last 4 days! Please remind family and friends to vote - only 4 more days!!
  • Carolyn Reed 07/19/2013 I'll volunteer to help make it happen!
  • Marty Mernitz 07/18/2013 Tomorrow is the LAST FRIDAY to get the extra 7 votes so we need everyone to wait to vote until the clue comes out - usually between 10 - 11 am MTN. If you want instructions on how to do the clue email marty@dundeememorialpark.com, check our FB page Bark for Your Park SIlver Cliff CO or join us at the Wine Mine between 2 & 4 pm.
  • Marty Mernitz 07/17/2013 The green stars mean that the video has received over 1000 views and we have received 1000 bonus votes.
  • Carolyn Reed 07/17/2013 What do the green stars mean on the list of cities? Just curious...
  • Marty Mernitz 07/16/2013 Thanks Bob, and thank you Derby VT and PetSafe Kingdom Dog Park - you guys gave us the inspiration by winning last year - thanks for helping us out this year! We are not quitting till the last vote is counted!
  • Bob Kelley 07/16/2013 Keep up the good work Silver Cliff. Derby dog lovers are still voting. Remember it is not over until the last dog howls:)
  • Mark Harringer 07/15/2013 Hello from Pontiac, Illinois. You should be congratulated on the wonderful job you have done. Only 589 people in your community. Pet Smart gave you the heart for having the best per capita numbers. You will get your $25,000 for that accomplishment. We have just under 12,000 population and have over 45K votes. A tip of the hat to you Silver Cliff A JOB WELL DONE!!!!
  • Marty Mernitz 07/14/2013 Over 1000 views a week ago = got our bonus 1000 votes! Only 12 more days to go!
  • Pamela Cochran 07/13/2013 Love the video. How many views so far
  • Marty Mernitz 07/13/2013 If you didn't get extra 7 votes yesterday you can still get them until 10 am MTN today! Need help - go to our Bark for your park Silver Cliff Co facebook page or email dundee@dundeememorialpark.com with your email address or phone and someone will help you. Oh my yes - we are at 16,071 and it's not even 9 am yet!
  • Carolyn Reed 07/12/2013 Is it possible we might reach 16,000 by morning?! Way to go, Silver Cliff!!!
  • Marty Mernitz 07/12/2013 The clue is out but the pop-up box is not working yet - the answer is probably going to be the Easy Walk Harness. Will post on our FB page as soon as the box is working!
  • Dottie Rae Dunkel 07/11/2013 So proud of all of you Silver/Westcliffe folks. We can do this. I had problems also voting but got it down. Keep on voting! Love, Dottie Rae of Timberline Pilates...hope to see you all tomorrow there to vote! Thank you Wine Mine, too!
  • Patricia Harrison 07/10/2013 Keep up the great work Silver Cliff!!! Bark from the Heart is Yours to Keep!!! Mountain House is rooting for you!
  • Beth Doodle 07/09/2013 I'm in communication with KOAA TV in Colorado Springs and we're working on getting Silver Cliff's contest video featured on TV! I don't yet know when it will air, but I'll let everyone know when I find out. Big thanks to Pat Cone and James Muller of KOAA for all their help! Our video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=571LPH5G8Ic
  • Marty Mernitz 07/09/2013 We are in first place for the special award "Bark From Your Heart" for the city with the largest percentage of votes per population. We have 18 days left - keep voting for Silver Cliff, CO! We are NOT competing for first place in the small community category. As long as you see the small heart beside on our name on the leaderboard it means we are bringing home $25,000!
  • Monique Deluna 07/08/2013 hello Silver Cliff, please help fellow small city MOUNTAIN HOUSE beat out bigdog Texarkana,TX. M>H> was leading till last years winner set up to guarantee their win. they had it set up to win.they confirmed the plan via FB(please help david beat goliath
  • brian sult 07/08/2013 Go Silver Cliff! We really need this and we CAN do it! Don't forget to vote everyday! :)
  • Marty Mernitz 07/07/2013 Only 19 more days to go and we'll be on our way to the dog park! Keep voting! And please upload your pictures and comments and keep the enthusiasm going
  • David Mernitz 07/03/2013 The leaderboard is at the bottom of the page at www.barkforyourpark.com Silver Cliff is in 13th place overall and first place in the Bark FROM YOUR HEART category for the $25,000 award - see the little heart next to our city!
  • Bev Allen 07/03/2013 Where is the leaderboard?
  • Marty Mernitz 07/01/2013 Click on the "Video Invite" button above to watch Silver Cliff CO video - 1000 views = 1000 extra votes. To watch in HD go to Quality button at bottom of video screen. Don't forget to Like us! And don't forget to vote!
  • Linda Odum 06/26/2013 Barking.....looking forward to success!! Linda Odum
  • Marty Mernitz 06/26/2013 Carolyn - that's great, look us up when you get here. Post pics of Boogan & Bailey - we love pics! Don't forget to enlist all your friends and family to vote - they DO NOT have to live in Silver Cliff or even in Colorado to vote - so tell them to vote, especially on Fridays after Noon ET to get the extra 7 votes per person.
  • Carolyn Reed 06/26/2013 We're planning to move to Silver Cliff next month. Poogan & Bailey are SO excited to have a place to play with other dogs. THANKS to all of you for all your work on getting this park going.
  • Marty Mernitz 06/24/2013 Hi Pam! The video is done and is being sent to PetSafe as we speak. PetSafe will release it for public viewing Wed July 1st - 1000 views gets us 1000 extra votes so pass it along! We are in 1st place for Bark From Your Heart category = $25,000 - keep voting till July 26th - we need every vote!
  • Pamela Cochran 06/23/2013 Marty how is the video coming
  • Jeanne Houston 06/19/2013 Thank you Pet Safe for having this contest so little mountain towns like ours can compete with other towns in the country. We are small but determined to win this contest. VOTE for Silver Cliff!!!
  • chris derik 06/19/2013
  • Sarah Quint 06/17/2013 The pop-up can be a little tricky to get, as I had the same issue. After you log in, you may have to click on the petsafe.net link next to you account to get to the main page of the site. There is where it will pop-up for you.
  • Becky Poisson 06/14/2013 I have voted twice today but found place to get the 7 extra points. No pop-up appeared.
  • jim austin 06/14/2013 Finally! I've been trying to log in but couldn't. I sent PS an email, received an answer promptly and tried again today.....it worked! I voted and it was recorded. COOL
  • Marty Mernitz 06/13/2013 Hi Caroline! Where are you located? Thanks for your support - we intend to bring home that $25,000 BARK FROM YOUR HEART award so email all your friends and family to keep voting - especially on Fridays where you can get 7 extra votes just by following the clue from PetSafe. Instructions will be on our barkforyourparksilvercliffco facebook page. Thanks Again!
  • Caroline Vornberg 06/13/2013 Hey, Silver Cliff! We are going to do it! That park will jump up the ambience big time. Love those barkers.
  • Patricia Harrison 06/11/2013 WooHoo you are the Bark from the Heart Leader! Keep up the great work <3 all our furry friends deserve a place to play! ~Patricia from Mountain House~
  • Marty Mernitz 06/09/2013 Thanks Bob and everyone at Kingdom Dog Park in Derby VT! We hope to follow in your footsteps and win that BARK FROM YOUR HEART award this year! Thanks for paving the way for us and showing how a little town can make a big impact when they have heart!
  • Bob Kelley 06/09/2013 Kingdom Dog Park is barking for you. Good luck Silver Creek!!!!
  • David Mernitz 06/08/2013 Thanks Wolf - miss seeing you at Dundee's - hope your "kids" are doing ok. We hope to have something in paper this week, we didn't receive word until after noon on Wednesday last week which paper had already gone to press. Also planning some get-togethers, send me your email address and we'll notify you - also check our FB page for info: BarkforyourparkSilverCliffCO or email me marty@dundeememorialpark.com We need everyone to know how important it is to vote on Fridays and get the EXTRA 7 VOTES PER PERSON!
  • Wolf Edwards 06/08/2013 Word needs to get out to everyone in the area. Some folks think the voting is over.
  • Marty Mernitz 06/07/2013 Nancy, Thanks - we'd love to have you guys help us win the finals against the big guys - then we can return the favor and help you next year! Check at our facebook page "Bark for your Park Silver Cliff CO" for instructions on getting the extra 7 votes today and every Friday!
  • Nancy Turner 06/07/2013 Good Luck Silver Cliff. Gillette, Wyoming did not make it into the finals (this year). Wishing our nearest neighbors the very best of luck!
  • Marty Mernitz 06/06/2013 Thanks everyone for getting us this far - now let's bring home the money! We have to do a 30 second video and we want it to go viral - if it gets 1000 views we get 1000 extra votes - so if you have any ideas let us know at Dundee@dundeememorialpark.com We also would like a group shot of lots of people with and without dogs - if you'd like to participate email us and we'll add you to the group
  • Sarah Quint 06/05/2013 This is fantastic! Valley Ace Hardware is trying to promote the voting as well. We have sold over 100 Stubborn Dog in-ground fences since January and support this brand and this program!!!!
  • Robin PetSafe 05/29/2013 I apologize that Sliver Cliff has experienced the “already voted” issue. We were able to duplicate the error and develop what we hope will solve this issue. Please note we are receiving and recording votes for Silver Cliff even though users have received the “already voted” message. For the best experience on the Bark for Your Park website, please ensure you are voting through Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari internet browsers and not on an iPod when voting on a mobile device. If you experience an issue, we recommend clearing your internet cookies and browser history before trying again. We can verify votes by user if there is a concern. We apologize again for the confusion and hope this change addresses the issue you are experiencing. Thank you for your patience and good luck to Sliver Cliff.
  • Marty Mernitz 05/28/2013 Hey everyone - the town of Westcliffe is withdrawing its nomination so it can combine its votes with the Town of Silver Cliff to get into the finals. Together the towns have over 1350 votes. So please go to the Silver Cliff, CO city site and vote there - together we can win!
  • Kent Houston 05/24/2013
  • Robin PetSafe 05/13/2013 Hello Silver Cliff, we apologize for any issues you are having with the site and voting. Please email us at dogpark@petsafe.net directly so we can get the information we need to address the issue. Thank you so much and good luck in the contest! Thanks.
  • Marty Mernitz 05/11/2013 Hey everyone, the park property is legally located in Silver Cliff so hop over to the Silver Cliff, CO page to vote. We're working together for this park so thanks for voting!
  • Willie Britt 05/11/2013 This small community has many people who are enthusiastic about this dog park, but are unable to vote on your website and/or facebook page. MANY are experiencing problems. Your page loads very slowly, or not at all, and some are being told they have already voted when they have not. I do hope this doesn't ruin our chances at a great opportunity.
  • Natalie PetSafe 05/10/2013 Hi Silver Cliff, thanks for participating in Bark For Your Park. While reviewing your documents, we noticed you uploaded a drawing and deed under land verification. We need more firm communication from the land owner about your town's intent to use the land for a dog park should you win the contest. If you have any questions, please email dogpark@petsafe.net. Good luck!
  • Connie Qualey 05/08/2013 What is wrong with you people? I have been unable to vote today! It keeps saying I have already voted, but does not allow me to vote. This is getting really annoying, and very unfair!!!! And I want an answer as to why this is so screwed up!
  • Marty Mernitz 05/08/2013 Please upload your favorite dog photos - we want everyone to see them!
  • David Mernitz 05/08/2013 Thanks all of you who are voting for Silver Cliff, CO. We still have a ways to go so please keep voting here and on the PetSafeBrand facebook page every day in the month of May. We can get the dog park open by the end of this summer if everybody votes and we win!!!
  • Natalie PetSafe 05/06/2013 Hi Silver Cliff, thanks for participating in Bark For Your Park. While reviewing your documents, we noticed you uploaded land deed under land verification. We need more firm communication covering the city's plans to use the land for a dog park should your town win the contest. If you have any questions, please email dogpark@petsafe.net. Good luck!
  • Marty Mernitz 05/05/2013 Silver Cliff deserves a dog park for all the wonderful people who own dogs. Dundee Memorial Park is underway - we have 2.86 acres and a design. Water tap has been paid for and water lines are being engineered now. Check it out at www.dundeeswalkabout.com
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