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Fort Gratiot, MI

Current Vote Count 8,737
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!

Fort Gratiot Township in St. Clair County, Michigan is building a dog park. We have the land and we have the community and resident support. Please help us realize our dream and vote for the Fort Gratiot Dog Park!

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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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Michelle Barss

Keep the fake emails out, that's why we are less 2000. Play right and knock it off!

Marcie Kuffa Louks

8,616. (IA has 10,881). We lost like 2,000 VOTES. Unless we lose more. So sad

nancy curtis

Yup,Saw that too. Explain, Lucy. Giz Moe is confused. She wants her dog buddies to have a special place....

Paula Bowie

My vote almost four hours ago was 10,46? How did we lose soo many votes???

Carl Fese

Why did Fort Gratiot just lose 2,000 +/- votes... This morning we were WAY over 10,000, and now the screen above shows us at 8,500....

Wing Thiele

About an hour ago, someone posted on a facebook page that they were # 10563.....

renee leslie

How can this be? I just voted this morning & was vote #10,367. I know there were others after me. Please fix this PetSafe, as this may discourage our community and we're trying so hard!

Bev Kanthak

I voted the other day an my vote was in the 9,000s now I'm at 8,468 ummm wha

Theodore Barss

I just left an e-mail on their support page asking that question!

Catherine Rich

Voting for Ft. Gratiot was over 10,000 now it dropped back to 8,440... how can that be?

nancy curtis

I am not getting any younger, I want a dog park for me and my buddies. Thanks, Giz Moe.

Tricia Miller

Common peeps, we need this for our community! We're a small city out among the big ones, and we need everyone to be involved!

JJ Baldwin

Check out our video at https://www.facebook.com/fgtwp?ref=nf.

Wing Thiele

Check out our community video under the City Facebook tab. Please vote for Fort Gratiot!

Wing Thiele

Check out our community video! Please vote for Fort Gratiot https://www.facebook.com/FortGratiotDogPark/videos/866899180069674/

Marsha Arison-Barr

I support taking care of our pets, and, a petsafe park sounds cool in being able to do just that.

Judy Rader

Wish I'd known this..."Each person can vote twice per day: once on the PetSafe Facebook page and once at www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark. - See more at: http://www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark/faqs/#accordion_2_18"

Paula Bowie

I have convinced John rusch and Courtney schindler to vote. Also Amanda baker rusch. And a few others. Good luck!!!!

Ian Berberian

We are 200 behind the other city let's catch up and pass them

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Land Verification

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

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Calling All Dogs! Let's Make a Video!
Our generous and dedicated community members have volunteered to make a promotional video to raise awareness of the contest to get the votes to win the PetSafe Bark For Your Park contest. Bring your friendly, vaccinated dog to the proposed dog park where we will film the video. Your dog could be a STAR! If it is raining Saturday morning, please come back to this page for possible time change. Meet us Saturday, June 20, at 10:30 AM at the Fort Gratiot Pond Park (Scarecrow Saturday park) at 4888 Parker Road, on the east side of Parker Road between Keewahdin and Carrigan Roads. The Fort Gratiot Pond is directly north of the proposed dog park site located at the McIntyre Park at 4788 Parker Road. Your dog must be socialized and vaccinated. This is an open field, so please do not bring dogs that may run away. Bring a leash and bags to clean up after your dog. We are especially looking for friendly dogs that can speak or howl on command. Keep on barking on! UPDATE: You may want to bring a folding chair to watch your fur kids play, as there aren't a lot of benches there. Warning - Pond Alert: if your dog has a tendency to run for water, bring a towel. The plan for the video is to only have dogs, and maybe a cat if anyone brings one, in the video with the exception of possibly in the beginning, we may have one person for the introduction. This saves us from having everyone sign a waiver release for the video. So, put on your thinking caps...if you were a dog, why would you want a dog park? And why should people vote for you to win a dog park? The funnier & cuter, the better. You can post your answer here or submit it tomorrow. Your answer may end up in the video. Remember, word it as if it is the dog talking. Many, many, paws in the air to Coordinator Wing Thiele and Videographer Kyle Coggins!

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