Denise DiFalco-Dickson 08/08/2015 Yes our furbabies will have a place to play~
Wing Thiele 07/31/2015 Congrats and thank you to everyone in the Blue Water Area! Thanks to all the supporters and voters!
renee leslie 07/31/2015 WE DID IT! Way to go, Fort Gratiot! THANK YOU EVERYOnE who voted and shared! I'm so excited, I just can't stand it!
Lisa Rankin Ullenbruch 07/30/2015 My body runs free in a dog park. My body runs free like the wind. My body is playing with others so nice. Oh please place your votes so we win. Bring us, bring us, bring us our own Twp doggy park. Let us, let us, let us win the grand prize. I'm happy and healthy and social, because of the parks I attend. I go once a month to a town with a pond, but the distance seems far for a swim, Winning the prize for the dog park, will allow me to go every day. I'll run and swim with the new friends I make so please let the voting begin.
rene vandeven 07/30/2015 A dog park would be such a plus for the people and pets of our community as well as the surrounding area where there is nothing like it for miles. A dog park people together, make for healthier dogs, and show others that we value life as well as caring lifestyle for people and animals. We would be very fortunate to win!
Cheryl Robinson-Belanger 07/30/2015 please let Fort Gratiot win the dogs would love it along with there owners
Michael Zoran 07/22/2015 The St. Clair County, MI facebook group hopes Fort Gratiot Township wins! -- Michael Zoran
Kenneth Mitchell 07/22/2015 a dog park is very much needed in the blue water area, and would surely get a lot of use
Jenna Kozloff 07/22/2015 I sincerely hope Fort Gratiot wins! It's a great community :)
Jorja Baldwin 07/22/2015 Win or lose, I couldn't be more proud of our community. We really rallied to get the word out, and Wing Thiele and Ted Barss have been very generous with their valuable time and purchasing t-shirts, cards, prizes. Big thanks to our video stars, videographers, parade walkers, and volunteers, too! The parade was a beautiful night and our Facebook page added lots of new fans the next day. Thank you, thank you to everyone who has played a part in this!
Suzanne Petrick 07/22/2015 Voted & shared!
Michael Zoran 07/22/2015 The St. Clair County, Michigan facebook group is doing everything possible to help Fort Gratiot, MI win.
-- Michael Zoran
lisa gage 07/22/2015 good luck port huron
john houser 07/22/2015 vote today!
Lisa Fox OBrien 07/22/2015 This is it Blue Water Area - Vote for Fort Gratiot Dog Park. Spread the word! Once on Facebook and once on Petsafe website!
Adam Conner 07/22/2015 Last day to vote. Tell everyone you know to vote. Good luck FG!
Irma Reyes 07/21/2015
Anna Presswood 07/21/2015 i voted
Michael Zoran 07/21/2015 I've challenged St. Clair County, Michigan to support Fort Gratiot Township. We are In It to Win It!
-- Michael Zoran
Brittney Wilton-Edwards 07/21/2015 Voted and shared on FB and website! Fort Gratiot is perfect for a park!
Irma Reyes 07/21/2015 Voted & Shared At FB X Ft Gratiot, Mi
Suzanne Petrick 07/21/2015 Voted and shared on FB & twitter
dorothy smalley 07/21/2015
Rob Galvin 07/21/2015 Go FG!
Lisa Fox OBrien 07/21/2015 Today and tomorrow! Vote on Facebook and on website!
Susan Hartfil 07/21/2015
07/21/2015 Voted... Go, go, go!!
Chris Willis 07/21/2015 Voted... Go, go, go!!
Terri Doan 07/21/2015
renee leslie 07/21/2015 Less than 48 hours! Run Ft Gratiot! Run!
Irma Reyes 07/20/2015 Thank Y X Allow Me To Vote X Fort Gratiot, MI !'
Kathy McDaniel Ochsankehl 07/20/2015 Voted for Ft. Gratiot!
Ronald Donaghy 07/20/2015
Kim Kovacs-Meddaugh 07/20/2015 Vote!!!
Chelsie Eipperle Lawrence 07/20/2015 Dog park, yay!
Luann O'Brien Kent 07/20/2015 7/20 6;10 pm
Suzanne Petrick 07/20/2015 Vote and pass the word with all your family and friends!
lisa gage 07/20/2015 go PH
Patricia Crozier 07/20/2015 Our Fort Gratiot community definitely needs a Pet Safety community. Everyone should support this for our precious little fur babies.
Lisa Fox OBrien 07/20/2015 VOTE EVERY DAY--TWICE A DAY-ONCE ON FACEBOOK AND ONCE ON THE WEBSITE!
renee leslie 07/20/2015 Don't let this opportunity slip away. Vote & share. Tag your friends. We just gotta do this!
Missy Countertops 07/20/2015 Countertops Direct of Ft .Gratiot is watching this closely.
Lana Gerrow 07/19/2015
Diane Knowlton 07/19/2015 Vote!
sue colwell 07/19/2015 Please keep voting!
Michelle Barss 07/19/2015 MICHIGAN vs Iowa...this kind of a dog football game - Ft.Gratiot MICHIGAN vs Iowa...VOTE VOTE FT. Gratiot :^D
Vicky Ames 07/19/2015 Been voting my two votes/day since this started. Time is running short so vote & share. Hoping for a great announcement on July 31!
Carole Uppleger 07/19/2015
Lisa Norris 07/19/2015 Voted!
Michele Kendall-Williams 07/19/2015 I voted
Cassandra Johnson 07/19/2015 Voted
renee leslie 07/19/2015 ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT! Gotta push hard! Please vote AND share! We have no idea how our competition in Iowa is doing.
Laura Dancey 07/19/2015 Voted
Suzanne Petrick 07/18/2015 Voted & shared!
Pamela Canterbury 07/18/2015 Seeing as my community is not in the running, I voted for yours. I hope you win.
Mary Walker 07/18/2015 Our dogs deserve a nice place to run and play and be safe!
Lisa Rankin Ullenbruch 07/18/2015 I voted twice today and every day since this contest has started. This has been so exciting each and every day. Our community rocks.
laurie dennis 07/18/2015 Voted for Fort Gratiot
Gre Reynolds 07/18/2015 Voted
Debra Marsh 07/18/2015 Voted
Greg Dimick 07/18/2015 been voting twice everyday! We sure could use this for our city!
Lisa Fox OBrien 07/18/2015 Vote Every Day, Twice a Day! Once on Facebook, Once on Petsafe website!
Lorraine Parker 07/18/2015
renee leslie 07/18/2015 I got MY vote in today sat 7-18-15! Let's GO Blue Water are All!
Carl Fese 07/18/2015 C'mon people....VOTE!!!! For the love of DOG, please VOTE!!!
Denise DiFalco-Dickson 07/17/2015 My furry pups would love this....vote~
Lisa Fox OBrien 07/17/2015 Don't forget to vote twice a day, every day!
renee leslie 07/17/2015 Howl Fort Gratiot! Howl by voting & getting more people to join in. We have no idea how our competition in Iowa is doing so we gotta keep pushing hard!
Suzanne Petrick 07/17/2015 Let's keep voting and passing the word!
Judy Michaels 07/17/2015 We need safety for our pets!!!!!!
Marnie McLellan 07/17/2015 I really hope we win a dog park! This community doesn't have one and we really want/need one. The closest dog park is an hour away. Please vote.
Tracee Wargo 07/17/2015 We are a finalist… Please vote for Fort Gratiot to win the Dog Park
Cassandra Johnson 07/17/2015 Pass 2 days I've been getting an error when I try to vote. :(
Mary Lund 07/17/2015 VOTE
Dee Ross 07/17/2015 How do I know my vote is counted
Pamela Hayman Kinney 07/17/2015 Voted at 8:15am today. Please vote for Ft. Gratiot.
Wing Thiele 07/17/2015 Make sure you get the Thank You For Voting Today, Rae, to ensure you went through all the steps. We will get the question marks until the end of the contest, because they are not showing the number of votes for the last week, but keep voting!
Rae Musser 07/16/2015 It's not counting my vote or telling me they have received my vote?!?!!!
Luann O'Brien Kent 07/16/2015 voted 7-16
Jacque Lloyd 07/16/2015 Voted. Good Luck!
Suzanne Petrick 07/16/2015 voted and spread the word
Jorja Baldwin 07/16/2015 Thanks to everyone who participated in the parade last night! Check out this article in the Port Huron Times Herald. Keep voting!
Sandy Sergent 07/16/2015 Voted
Jennifer Wilkins 07/16/2015 Voted!!! =)
Lynn Wilcox 07/16/2015 Voted
Ashten Presnar 07/16/2015 voted both places and spreading the word!
Kathy Tuttle 07/16/2015
Marsha Hill 07/16/2015 Voted
Nancy Hilliker 07/16/2015 VOTED
renee leslie 07/16/2015 The final week of voting is a blackout so we're all surprised. Argh! I can't take the suspense! Soooo important now to keep voting!
dorothy smalley 07/16/2015 Voted I am getting ??? marks too I hope we win Go Fort Gratiot!!
James Allen 07/15/2015 Voted
Ian Berberian 07/15/2015 This could be Are sneak Attack to winning fort gratiot
Luann O'Brien Kent 07/15/2015 voted ...7-15 6:33pm
Tammy Branch 07/15/2015 Keep voting! This is the "Howl At The Moon" period, where Petsafe blacks out the leaderboard, so we can't see where we stand until they make an announcement to the winner at the end. It's VERY important now that we keep voting & telling others to vote!
Becky Brown Sparschu 07/15/2015 Tried voting just now. It says ???? For the number of votes for Fort Gratiot. Hmmm?
Jorja Baldwin 07/15/2015 Look for us in the Rotary Parade tonight in beautiful downtown Port Huron! We'll be spreading the word to Bark for Our Park in Fort Gratiot, MI!
Suzanne Petrick 07/15/2015 Voted! Shared link on FB & Twitter!
Lisa Fox OBrien 07/15/2015 Keep Voting! Twice a day, every day! Tell all your friends!
Brian Glombowski 07/15/2015 They say on their homepage, they won't post a leaderboard, that's why we see ???????.
We just got to keep voting. Spread the word.
Steven Lupo 07/15/2015 Time to howl at the moon and catch up! Keep voting!
Leslie Brown 07/15/2015
Terry Lilley 07/15/2015 We need this, no place to walk our crybabies. Keep voiting
nancy curtis 07/15/2015 Why ?????? What does this mean?
Stephanie Peters 07/15/2015 Voted!
Michelle Curtis Miller 07/15/2015 Voted! See you at the parade!
Charlene Burgett 07/15/2015 Did not show me the number of votes after I voted😩
Jill Moore 07/15/2015 This dog park is so needed in Fort Gratiot. There isn't one around that people can take their dogs. I hope they win!
Matthew Cadena 07/15/2015
Alli Ludy 07/14/2015
Connie Studaker 07/14/2015 18,667
Rob Doan 07/14/2015 18643
Sandy Sergent 07/14/2015 18583
renee leslie 07/14/2015 As of 4:25pm on Tues. 7-14-15 we are only 430 votes behind the leader! Vote! Vote! Vote!
Jessica Phillips 07/14/2015 i'm 18,327
Kris Pettengill 07/14/2015 I'm 18, 249 at 2:06
Suzanne Petrick 07/14/2015 18,173
Vicky Ames 07/14/2015 Seems like a big jump in votes - hope so! I'm 18,143 at 12:43 pm 7/14/15.
Stacie Parker 07/14/2015
Christine Holst 07/14/2015 17,876
Dee Talaski-Kern 07/14/2015
Jeannie Lewandowski 07/14/2015 17787 9:37am.
Shawn Shrewsbury 07/14/2015 17611
Katie McNabb 07/14/2015 17568
Judi Reynolds 07/14/2015 17,560 at 8:46 am
Becky Brown Sparschu 07/14/2015 17,497!!!
JJ Baldwin 07/14/2015 17,491 @ 8:32A!
Marsha Hill 07/14/2015 17310
renee leslie 07/14/2015 Voted! #17,181 at 7:16am on Tues., 7-14-15
Cheryl Donnenworth 07/14/2015 17,073 at 1:55 am
Dee Talaski-Kern 07/14/2015 17040 at midnight could not sleep. Lol
Matt Falk 07/14/2015 Midnight
Debra Marsh 07/13/2015 16827. Voting while on vacation
07/13/2015 Owoooooo! These are some numbers to howl about!!! Way to go a Blue Water area! Keep the momentum going!
Suzanne Petrick 07/13/2015 I have a disability that is now affecting my ability to walk a dog. Having a SAFE place for our dogs to play would be the BEST thing to happen for our area.
Kathy Tuttle 07/13/2015 16454 Fort Gratiot vs 17286 for Leader....832 difference!
Sharon Hayden 07/13/2015 16221 at 10:42 am
Marsha Hill 07/13/2015 15976
Jeannie Lewandowski 07/13/2015 15957 9:04a
Jodi Aldrich Dunkin 07/13/2015 Voted! Shared too!
Shawn Shrewsbury 07/13/2015 15894
Katie McNabb 07/13/2015 15875
Michelle Curtis Miller 07/13/2015 15846
Cheresa Antoszewski 07/13/2015 15842
Sandy Sergent 07/13/2015 15833
Lisa Lupo 07/13/2015 15764
Wing Thiele 07/13/2015 15723 8:06 am
Barb Caswell 07/13/2015 Voted and shared. Good luck!
renee leslie 07/13/2015 Voted #15,657 at 7:48am on Mon., 7-13-15
07/12/2015 15,393 at 10:02pm on Sun. 7-12-15. Let's keep voting! Time for any on the night shift to take up the banner!
Michelle Curtis Miller 07/12/2015 15370. 7/12/15
Jeannie Lewandowski 07/12/2015 15338 8:45p
Judith Reynolds 07/12/2015 15,319 We are closing the gap. Please get all your friends, family and colleagues to vote. We can definitely do this.
Sandy Sergent 07/12/2015 15287
07/12/2015 Just make sure you are voting on ONE e-mail address per person? No multiples or voting for someone else (proxy). We gotta do this fair & square or it will bite us in the end!
Jan Monzo 07/12/2015 15146
Sharon Hayden 07/12/2015 At 12:20 15031
Steven Lupo 07/12/2015 14934
Diana D'Emeraude 07/12/2015 14,850 I spread the word in Texas.
Stefani Hodgins 07/12/2015 This would be great for our community.Tell everyone you know to vote!
Denise Kubik 07/12/2015 14705
Debra Marsh 07/12/2015 14686
Theodore Barss 07/12/2015 Keep up the good work and get your friends/family to vote! We continue to close the gap!!!
Lisa Fox OBrien 07/12/2015 14615 9:03 a.m.
Wing Thiele 07/12/2015 14600 8:59 a.m.
Jacque Lloyd 07/12/2015 14490 at 8:37am
renee leslie 07/12/2015 Voted #14,394 at 8:05am on Sun., 7-12-15
Marsha Hill 07/12/2015 14383
Jenni Riley 07/12/2015 14308
Dee Talaski-Kern 07/11/2015 14190
Jeannie Lewandowski 07/11/2015 14164 @ 10:12p
Vicky Ames 07/11/2015 14,108 8:45 pm 7/11/15
Jacob Orr 07/11/2015 14037
Joe Lloyd 07/11/2015 13,969 4:03pm Good Luck
James Allen 07/11/2015 13959 3:51 pm
Mary White 07/11/2015 13,942
Kathy Tuttle 07/11/2015 13930
Lisa Norris 07/11/2015 13826
Nicole sabic 07/11/2015 13810
Cheryl Cavazos 07/11/2015
Lisa Fox OBrien 07/11/2015 13,722 @ 10:22 a.m.
Judith Reynolds 07/11/2015 13572 @ 9:00 am 7-11-15
Luann O'Brien Kent 07/11/2015 13526 @8:41 am 7-11-15
Mary Lund 07/11/2015 #13488 Mary Lund
Debra Marsh 07/11/2015 13466
Tom Thiele 07/11/2015 8:12 a.m. #13454
Michelle Curtis Miller 07/11/2015 13431 - 8:03 7-11-15
Wing Thiele 07/11/2015 #13385 at 7:50 a.m. 7-11-15
Keep voting and get others to vote!
renee leslie 07/11/2015 Voted #13,304 at 6:49am on Sat., 7-11-15 Good morning Blue Water Area! A great day to vote!
Sandy Sergent 07/11/2015 13280 at 6:00am
Kim Leslie 07/11/2015 13,200
Sharon Hayden 07/10/2015 At 10:13 pm it is 13,120
Carole Uppleger 07/10/2015 13,115
renee leslie 07/10/2015 #13,106 at 9:42pm Fri. 7-10-15
Sandy Sergent 07/10/2015 13024
Vicky Ames 07/10/2015 12,992 7:48 pm on Friday,July 10
07/10/2015 12082 8pm
Kate Szczepkowski 07/10/2015 12,947
Judi Reynolds 07/10/2015 Well, an hour ago a screenshot was posted that our votes were at 12,846 and when I just voted we were back down to 12,700. Very frustrating, and very odd, Hopefully we can get the word out more through boat week, the parade and the fireworks.
Courtney Brown 07/10/2015 Dog parks are my favorite!!!!!!
Wing Thiele 07/10/2015 At 11:00, we were 1481 votes away from Iowa and now 45 minutes later, we are 1633 votes away! We lost 152 votes in 45 minutes! Time to step it up! Vote and tell your friends to vote!
Jorja Baldwin 07/10/2015 We are gaining ground again! Let's keep the positive comments and momentum going! Look for us at the fireworks tomorrow night and during boat week. We'll also be walking in the parade on Wednesday! Bark loud and proud, Blue Water Area!
Denise Kubik 07/10/2015 12799
Lisa Lupo 07/10/2015 12694 :)
Sandy Sergent 07/10/2015
Theodore Barss 07/10/2015 We have gained almost 800 votes on Epworth! Keep it going!!!
Ashley Aldea 07/10/2015 12641
Michelle Curtis Miller 07/10/2015 12504. 7/10/15
Ceci Mellendorf 07/10/2015 12,482!!
Debra Marsh 07/10/2015 12472
Mary Lund 07/10/2015 12416!!!
renee leslie 07/10/2015 #12,373 at 7:32 am on Friday, 7-10-15 A new day, need your new votes!
Loralee Vickery-Francek 07/09/2015 12,223
Jeannie Lewandowski 07/09/2015 12082 8pm
Janet Allen Herriman 07/09/2015 #12066
Vicky Ames 07/09/2015 Voting just now - I'm 12,064.
Carrie Lewandowski Taylor 07/09/2015 11964
Sally McIntyre 07/09/2015 I was voter 11,800
renee leslie 07/09/2015 We've gained over 400 votes on our closest competitor in the past 2 days. we can do this! keep voting & share!
Carole Uppleger 07/09/2015 11,731 when I voted today
Ashley Aldea 07/09/2015 11668!
Michelle Barss 07/09/2015 Yea, Deborah!! Just tell everyone you know and we can win :^)
Deborah Dunlap 07/09/2015 I don't have pets anymore but love all animals! If I had my dog today, I would want a park for him/her. Now that I remembered my password to vote, I'm in two times a day to the last day. Really hope this passes for you all! 🐩🐶🐕🐈🐾
Debra Marsh 07/09/2015 11393 today when I voted
Mary Lund 07/09/2015 Keep voting.
renee leslie 07/09/2015 #11,227 at 7:42am on July 9
Mary Ricotta 07/08/2015 This will be awesome for the community and the Dogs will absolutely Love it !!
renee leslie 07/08/2015 A special BIG thank you to thos of you who are voting who do not have a dog - you're awesome!
Gary Hudson 07/08/2015 I do not have a dog But I have fiends and Family that have Dogs and I feel that they will enjoy the park, and their dogs will enjoy it also
Karen Biscarner 07/08/2015 :)
Josh Bugajski 07/08/2015 Definitely could use a nice dog park where people can't cry about walking ur dog by their house
Dee Talaski-Kern 07/08/2015 We need a dog park in this county and Fort Gratiot is a good place to start.
Carol Moore 07/08/2015 Come on Fort Gratiot, MI we need a dog park.
Heather Lee 07/08/2015 IL has 27,634, enlist your friends :)
Wendy LaFond 07/08/2015 10,435
Ashten Presnar 07/08/2015 10,414
Lisa Lupo 07/08/2015 10390
Mary Lund 07/08/2015 KEEP voting!
Jeannie Lewandowski 07/08/2015 10294 @ 9am
Debra Marsh 07/08/2015 10,246
renee leslie 07/08/2015 Yup, people were illegally using multiple e-mail addresses. Gotts do this right! And we CAN do this!
John Harris 07/08/2015 Did we ever figure out why we lost over 2000 votes?
Victoria Palmateer 07/08/2015 voted 7-8-2015
Laura Jean 07/08/2015
Cathy Duncan 07/08/2015 Voted
Irma Reyes 07/08/2015 They Need This Safe Park X This Comunity, I Want Them To be Able To Have That kind Of Place X The Dogs.. Than You!!
R.d. Robinson 07/07/2015 Voted! :)
07/07/2015 Get your vote on Ft. Graiot!!
Holly Smith 07/07/2015 Vote for this much needed Safe park for our companion animals family members. You'll never regret it.
nancy curtis 07/07/2015 Viz Moe is making me do this.....She wants her park!
Debra Marsh 07/07/2015 9574 at 2:48 PM
Lexi Finley 07/07/2015 9474
Nancy Gerlach-Ganley 07/07/2015 9461 on 7/7/15 12:30pm
renee leslie 07/07/2015 #9420 on 7-7-15 at 11:57am
Michelle Barss 07/07/2015 Get your vote on Ft. Graiot!!
Dante Pirouz 07/07/2015 My puppy Goldie really wants a dog park in FG!!!
Jane Mulligan 07/07/2015 hope you win!
john houser 07/07/2015 vote fr. gratiot!
Ted Golubinski 07/07/2015 Many people talk about the area not having many teen or family places to go. This would be a MAJOR plus to our area.
lisa gage 07/07/2015 voted, hope my hometown wins!
Nancy Hilliker 07/07/2015 vote 8916
Matt Falk 07/07/2015 This was the result
Michelle Barss 07/06/2015 Keep the fake emails out, that's why we are less 2000. Play right and knock it off!
Marcie Kuffa Louks 07/06/2015 8,616. (IA has 10,881). We lost like 2,000 VOTES. Unless we lose more. So sad
nancy curtis 07/06/2015 Yup,Saw that too. Explain, Lucy. Giz Moe is confused. She wants her dog buddies to have a special place....
Paula Bowie 07/06/2015 My vote almost four hours ago was 10,46?
How did we lose soo many votes???
Carl Fese 07/06/2015 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....
Mary Truchan 07/06/2015 I was 10,000 something also.
Carrie Lewandowski Taylor 07/06/2015 I was only 200+ less than Epworth, IA when I had voted this morning
Wing Thiele 07/06/2015 About an hour ago, someone posted on a facebook page that they were # 10563.....
renee leslie 07/06/2015 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 07/06/2015 I voted the other day an my vote was in the 9,000s now I'm at 8,468 ummm wha
Theodore Barss 07/06/2015 I just left an e-mail on their support page asking that question!
Catherine Rich 07/06/2015 Voting for Ft. Gratiot was over 10,000 now it dropped back to 8,440... how can that be?
nancy curtis 07/06/2015 I am not getting any younger, I want a dog park for me and my buddies. Thanks, Giz Moe.
Tricia Miller 07/05/2015 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!
Jeannie Lewandowski 07/05/2015 Still a bit behind but doing great! 10078- about 225 behind.
Tina Marie 07/05/2015 Voted
Sheila Vickery 07/05/2015 Voted for Fort Gratiot, MI
Karin Pettit 07/05/2015 Voted!!
Theresa Stickney 07/05/2015 Voted! Fort Gratiot MI
Becky Brown Sparschu 07/03/2015 voted again! 8,488!
Suzanne Petrick 07/03/2015 8392 7/3/15
JJ Baldwin 07/03/2015 Check out our video at https://www.facebook.com/fgtwp?ref=nf.
Wing Thiele 07/03/2015 Check out our community video under the City Facebook tab. Please vote for Fort Gratiot!
Wing Thiele 07/02/2015 Check out our community video! Please vote for Fort Gratiot
Marsha Arison-Barr 07/02/2015 I support taking care of our pets, and, a petsafe park sounds cool in being able to do just that.
Inge Fegan 07/02/2015
Judy Rader 07/02/2015 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"
Jeannie Lewandowski 07/02/2015 7300!
Paula Bowie 07/01/2015 I have convinced John rusch and Courtney schindler to vote. Also Amanda baker rusch. And a few others. Good luck!!!!
Winnie Short 07/01/2015
Jeannie Lewandowski 07/01/2015
kathy aguilera-Atkins 07/01/2015 Let's do this!
Connie Brusca 06/30/2015
Ian Berberian 06/30/2015 We are 200 behind the other city let's catch up and pass them
Carrie Lewandowski Taylor 06/30/2015 6190
Jeannie Lewandowski 06/30/2015
Michelle Barss 06/30/2015 22 more days to vote, kids - .get your peeps, family,neighbors, workplace, EVERYONE to click it for winning ticket!! Ft. Gratiot is rockin' lets keep it up and win this!! $25,000 for your pooch to play with his/her friends and get a workout and their humans can meet new people ;^}. Let's make Ft. Gratiot MI, in the BEST state in the USA,a cool place to be and a dog friendly playground!! Lets rock :^D
Nina Wilson Kinney 06/30/2015 This would be excellent! Vote people!
Ian Berberian 06/29/2015 We're at least 60 away from the lead now we need this for are dogs blue water area
renee leslie 06/29/2015 We're within 35 votes of the lead. We can do this Blue Water area!
Martha Lee 06/29/2015 I use to live in Fort Gratiot,I now live in Texas and we have dog parks here and they are great. I love them. Fort Gratiot really needs one, it would be much safer for the dogs to run in a park then to run free and get hit by a vehicle.
Karen Brown Distelrath 06/28/2015 We walk our grandsons dog up in Fort Gratiot 3 or 4 times a week. Would love one.
Roxanne Hennika 06/28/2015 I hope that the city gets the park, my mom Jeanne Ruthven tried for a longtime to get one in Kimball.
Michelle Barss 06/28/2015 Let's go Ft.Gratiot::^D. We're rockin' - lets keep it up!! Get your vote on again on Sunday for Ft. Gratiot, Michigan. Tell all your peeps, Get on petsafe.com, facebook, call, email, share, share, share we can do this everyone!!.We are doing well...lets win the $25,000, we are almost there :^D
Kathy Myers 06/28/2015
Judi Reynolds 06/27/2015 #4496. We need everyone's vote. Come On Blue Water Area. This Park is for EVERYONE, not just Fort Gratiot. Please vote.
Jeff Mayer 06/27/2015 Come on, Fort Gratiot!
David Crocker 06/27/2015
Kim Sanchez 06/25/2015 We need this park. Please vote.
Mary Sams 06/24/2015 #3063. We have a long way to go. The voting continues until July 22nd. Pleas
e get all your family and friends to vote.
Theodore Barss 06/24/2015 Our lead is rapidly diminishing. VOTE!!! And have all your friends vote, too.
Debbie Greaux 06/23/2015 My dogs would love this !
Lee Brown 06/22/2015 This would be so cool. my dog would love it, and so would I.
Michael Petrick 06/22/2015 1914
Charlene Arnold 06/21/2015
Mary Lund 06/21/2015 Come on Fort Gratiot...we can do this!
JJ Baldwin 06/19/2015 Check out our event, below and on our Facebook page...
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!
Renette Dickinson 06/19/2015 What an AMAZING opportunity!! Support your community, it's pets and their people by voting!
Judi Reynolds 06/19/2015 This park will be open to the ENTIRE Blue Water Area, but will be located in Fort Gratiot. Fort Gratiot is the only Michigan Municipality that made it to the finals. Please help us make this Park a reality by voting.
Jorja Baldwin 06/19/2015 Fort Gratiot dog park deserves your vote
Port Huron Times Herald Editorial, posted 2:58 p.m. EDT June 17, 2015
Vote for Fort Gratiot's dog park.
The township is a finalist in a nationwide online contest to secure a grant from PetSafe, a manufacturer of electronic fences. The company will give one of 15 finalist communities a grant of $100,000 and four others grants of $25,000. Vote at petsafe.net/barkforyourpark.
Fort Gratiot proposes to develop the off-leash dog play area on acreage it owns on Parker Road north of Keewahdin Road. Voting continues through July 22 and you can vote once a day until the contest ends.
But why should you help Fort Gratiot get money for a dog park? What if you don't have a dog, don't even like dogs and don't live in Fort Gratiot? The last is the easy one. Township Supervisor Jorja Baldwin says the park would be open to dogs and owners no matter where they live.
The other questions are easy, too. We'll let the late Andy Rooney take care of all of them in one sentence: "The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." There are parks where the average person can run and play and make friends without wearing a collar and leash. Shouldn't there be parks for dogs, too?
Seriously, even if you dislike dogs, it would serve your interests to help Fort Gratiot win PetSafe's money.
Off-leash dog parks, like all parks, trails and other recreational facilities add to the value of communities, and we mean that literally. Having parks, playgrounds and beaches in your community raises the resale value of your house.
More good reasons include:
•Dog parks give dog owners somewhere to take their dogs. That often means that they stop taking them places that aren't as well suited for dogs — parks and walkways full of running children and strolling seniors, for instance. That reduces the chances of conflicts between dogs and people.
•Likewise, it gives dogs a place to play where they won't tangle with cars, skateboards, bicycles and the like.
•Dogs, like children and newspaper editors, need a safe place to blow off steam so they can be better citizens when they go home.
•Dog parks give people who share a common interest a place to gather and meet, and provide educational opportunities people who don't know why they don't have a dog yet.
JJ Baldwin 06/19/2015 Listen Live online or on the radio! Jorja Baldwin will be on WPHM 1380 with Paul Miller at 8:10 this morning to talk about the PetSafe Bark For Your Park contest. Please join us!
Joy Houser 06/18/2015 Run, bark, lick, love... life is good in a dog park!
Cindy Foster 06/18/2015 We need this park desperately. I have to drive 25 miles to get to one.
Laura Parker 06/18/2015 really would like to have this dog park so my buddy would have a please to run
06/18/2015 Thank you to everyone voting, especially those from other cities that are supporting us! Thank you, thank you thank you!
Ian Berberian 06/18/2015 I really hope we win but good luck to everyone else too
Heather Hearn 06/18/2015 Really hoping we win!!! Please, everyone vote!!!!
JJ Baldwin 06/18/2015 Please spread the word, vote & share! While this is being spearheaded by Fort Gratiot, this park will be open to all - not just Fort Gratiot residents. Thanks for the support!!!
Brian Glombowski 06/18/2015 458. Heard about it from WGRT.
Margie Campbell 06/18/2015 most needed and sure would appreciate having one!
Liz Mathews 06/18/2015 436 Liz Mathews
Wing Thiele 06/18/2015 Thank you to everyone voting, especially those from other cities that are supporting us! Thank you, thank you thank you!
Michael Petrick 06/18/2015 414
Debra Marsh 06/18/2015 Voted..
Kyle Coggins 06/18/2015 Thank you leslie
leslie hartzog 06/17/2015 My town in Alabama did not make the cut so instead I will vote for a town in my home state!
Ryan Kopydlowski 06/17/2015 Please vote for Fort Gratiot, Michigan! Our small town would love the opportunity to have a dog park. We already have the space and just need help with the funding. Help us let our dogs run around with the wind in their ears! :)
renee leslie 06/17/2015 Please help Fort Gratiot, Michigan! We're a SMALL TOWN FINALIST. We could so benefit from such a wonderful gift to our community.
Paul DogPark 06/17/2015 From Bellevue Wi. Our city didn't win. so I'm voting for another great small town.
John Loria 06/17/2015 Vote and than vote again
Mary Lund 06/17/2015 Vote
Judi Reynolds 06/17/2015 Corrected voting dates: Wednesday, June 17 thru Wednesday, July 22.
Judi Reynolds 06/17/2015 Thank you to everyone. Fort Gratiot is one of 15 Finalists nationwide. Voting begins again at 1:00 today and goes thru Monday, the 22nd. Lets get the entire Blue Water Area voting. This will benefit ALL of us, not just Fort Gratiot residents. We are putting together our promotional video on Saturday, at the small pond on Parker Road at 10:30 am. Come and bring your furry friends, so long as they are social and are up to date on their shots. - See Ya There
Lindsay Ososki 06/15/2015 how can i vote?
Gary Piper 06/09/2015 I hope we're out in front of the running!
Georgi Kooiker 06/09/2015
Melanie Neal 06/08/2015 3560
Mary Ecker 06/08/2015 3554
Mary Ecker 06/06/2015 3307
Judi Reynolds 06/04/2015 3000
Mary Ecker 06/04/2015 2968 at 10:45 a.m.
Michael Petrick 06/03/2015 2,797
missy b 06/01/2015 Number 2551
Mary Ecker 05/31/2015 I was number 2338. Does anyone know how the other areas are doing? How do we rank?
michelle leideker 05/31/2015 I was # 2315
Pat Bernieri 05/31/2015 I was number 2,290!!
Jodi Moss 05/31/2015 Keep Voting PLEASE... I was 2241
renee leslie 05/30/2015 Keep voting! I was #2,159.
Charity Bradley 05/28/2015 #1841
John Remick 05/28/2015
Lynne Zalenski 05/25/2015 Keep voting folks!!!
Melinda Frumveller 05/22/2015
Lori Gill 05/22/2015 Vote, vote and vote again!
Lynne Zalenski 05/20/2015 Ca mon folks.. Let's win this!!!!
Audrey Cornell 05/19/2015 I've lived in this area a long time; A dog park would be wonderful! I've said for years it's surprising we don't have one. The closest is 30+ minutes away. I love seeing our community working together to get our fur babies a park!! :-)
Nancy Kirby 05/19/2015 I have three dogs live in Fort Gresh it Michigan and they would love a doggie park🐶
Gilda Castillo 05/19/2015 I have a mini schnauzer , Max would like a place to socialize with his peers :)
Kayla Harris 05/18/2015 I don't have a dog but for all of the dog owners out there I hope our community gets it!
Chelsey Green 05/16/2015 We need this so bad!!!!! fingers crossed!!! :)
Judi Reynolds 05/16/2015 We need to make this Dog Park a reality. We not only have the support of our wonderful Fort Gratiot community, but the surrounding communities as well, including Port Huron Township and Port Huron City Recreation. This parcel of land "McIntyre Park", which was donated to the Twp. is surrounded by nature, bike paths and is adjacent to our two ponds. We need to make McIntyre Park a Pet Safe Park. Please vote every day.
Jennifer Medford 05/15/2015
Wing Thiele 05/14/2015 A dog park would have the support of the business community as well as the residents, civic leaders and surrounding communities. We are an animal loving community... Fort Gratiot has the perfect land to make a wonderful dog park.
Wing Thiele, President, Fort Gratiot Business Association
robert zauner 05/14/2015 The idea of a dog park has been brought up several
times in the past couple of years we now have the
opportunity to see this idea come to life
The township a great piece of land to put this on
the property was donated to us
It will not only benefit Fort Gratiot TWP but the
surrounding TWP and citys by us
The park will create a place for dogs and there owners a place to be free have fun together
Fort Gratiot PARKS cCOMMISSION
Gary Piper 05/13/2015 Bridget is really gonna enjoy going to the Fort Gratiot Township Dog Park!
Sheri McColman 05/13/2015 Even though I don't have a dog, I have many friends who do & this would be a safe place for their pups to play. Please help make it become a reality!
Cathy Weis 05/13/2015 We have Lake Huron. No parks allow our dogs to go for a swim. Our older dogs would benifit by being able to swim to get excersize with out the pain of their joins.
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