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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

  • 05/30/2013 Red Stick Now/Baton Rouge Today - Vote for BREC and Help Improve Burbank Dog Park 09 May 2013 BREC’s Burbank Park Dog Park and the BREC Foundation have been nominated to win a national competition which will fund improvements to the most heavily used dog park in the parish. PetSafe, a leading innovator in pet behavior and lifestyle solutions, is holding its third annual “Bark for Your Park” contest. One city will be awarded $100,000 to build or renovate a dog park and four other finalists will receive $25,000. “BREC is committed to the idea of providing pet owners and their dogs safe, structured places to play, exercise and socialize with other animals,” said BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight. “We know these parks are extremely popular and that, like any of our facilities, they need to be continually maintained and improved. Winning this contest would allow us to build a pavilion for our small dog park at Burbank and possibly add a water feature and other amenities,” said McKnight. In order to win the competition, supporters of BREC Dog Parks should go to the PetSafe website at www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark or visit the PetSafe Facebook page. You can vote one time each day for BREC Dog Parks (listed under ‘Baton Rouge’) on these sites. PetSafe will announce 15 finalists in the Bark for Your Park contest on June 5. These finalists will be asked to produce a video and continue gathering votes for their park. The finalist with the most votes will receive $100,000 and four runner-ups will each receive $25,000. Winners will be announced on July 31.
  • Bridget Rabun 05/30/2013 WVLA-TV - BREC Burbank Dog Park needs your votes for improvement contest By dlippman Created 05/09/2013 - 6:14pm POSTED: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 6:14pm UPDATED: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 6:19pm Baton Rouge, LA (NBC33) — A few clicks of the mouse will get dogs' tails wagging at BREC's Burbank Dog Park. The park and the BREC Foundation are nominated for a $100,000 prize presented by PetSafe. Fifteen parks around the country are listed as finalists. The grand prize is $100,000, but four other parks will receive $25,000 for improvement projects. "We know these parks are extremely popular and that, like any of our facilities, they need to be continually maintained and improved," BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight said. "Winning this contest would allow us to build a pavilion for our small dog park at Burbank and possibly add a water feature and other amenities." People may vote once a day on PetSafe's Facebook page [1], as well as through their website [2]. Fifteen finalists will be revealed June 5, with the winners announced July 31.
  • Natalie PetSafe 05/06/2013 Hi Baton Rouge, thank you for participating in Bark For Your Park. While reviewing your documents, we noticed you uploaded a landscaping drawing of your future park. While this is a great document, we need more firm communication that this piece of land can be used if your town wins the contest. If you have any questions, please email us at dogpark@petsafe.net. Good luck!
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