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Watkinsville, GA

Current Vote Count 2,481
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!

Thank you for voting for Oconee County Parks & Recreation Department! We are excited to participate in this contest and with your help we will win $100,000 for our Bark Park at Oconee Veterans 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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Bonnie Harris

Get everyone in your household to vote!

James Turner

Can we make it to 3000 today?!?!? That's a hefty goal- but I think we could do it

Dan Matthews

2140 baby - let's get it to 2,300 by the end of the Golden State sweep this evening. I used to work across the street at Herman C. in open gym back in the 90's. Holla if you played there

David Gaines

Please vote for Watkinsville to win this dog park!! I'm counting on you!

DeeDee Gaines

Let's reach the 2000 vote mark this holiday weekend! Please vote for Watkinsville, GA. Yes, we are located in Oconee County, GA, which was voted the best county in the state to live! This win would make it even better for our 4 legged family members!!

Chris Sullens

Watkinsville is a great dog community and we could use a Petsafebrand dog park.

Georgina Echols

The best county in Georgia needs an awesome dog park!!!

Megan Turner

Got all my 14 votes in today! Now if could figure out how to vote via FB I would have 28.

Gary Rollie

Voted Best County in Georgia, all we need is Amazing Dog Park!!!!!!

James Smith

I don't live in Oconee County. I live in the real OC. However, I vote often for Watkinsville anyway.

Dan Matthews

Watkinsville and especially Oconee Veterans Park needs a better dog park. I once nominated the park across the street for a basketball court from Sprite and they won, so let history repeat itself.

Megan Turner

PARMA. OH has 409 votes- Now I know that this doesn't seem like a threat right now- but we CANNOT slack one bit!! VOTE VOTE VOTE

Linda Jones

I wonder where folks are at. Come on guys vote vote and vote pets need a place to play too where they can run free. Let's do this folks

Mike Huff

Sheriffs office can get 5 or 600 likes on one FB post in a day we should be getting that many votes or more. Share the links from Scott Berry and get the word out so we can win this thing!

Megan Turn

I do believe we will have over 1000 today- KEEP VOTING!!

Knox G

We hit 500! Vote with every email account in your household for Watkinsville, GA to win this contest! Happy dogs, happy life in the OC!

Scott Berry

Please remember to vote EVERY day for Watkinsville...improvements to the Bark Park would make it the premier park in our area.

Heather Broadwater

We volunteer with Oconee County's animal shelter to support adoption of lost or abandoned dogs and to provide foster homes so dogs awaiting adoption can maintain social and housebreaking skills and be better candidates for adoption. Improvements to the dog park may help make adoption a possibility for people who don't feel they have enough room at home for proper exercise for a dog. Thanks!

Melanie Parker

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office posts all their lost and found dogs on their Facebook page. Whenever I see or hear of LEOs helping dogs it makes me feel so great about that officer and the community to which he/she belongs/protects. Thanks!

Jenn Fordham

Make sure you're voting for Watkinsville, Ga. to help us , mistakes are easy to make! Thanks for you help :)

Linda Jones

Vote for wAtkinsville , GA. Mixup in there is another Oconee co , Ga. Get the word out to vote for correct city. If u vote wrong it goes to place in wadhington co.

Donna Houseman

Please vote for Oconee Veterans Park Watkinsville Ga

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