To become a finalist for the Bark for Your Park contest, PetSafe encourages communities of pet professionals, owners, shelters, welfare groups, and local civic officials to partner together to help their town win $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park. The runner-up city in each small, medium, and large population category will also win $25,000. The Bark from Your Heart community winner will be the finalist with the highest percentage of votes to city’s population and will also win $25,000. A city may only win one of the five prizes.
Here's how the contest works
Who Let the Dogs Out?
What: Nominate your city, and get friends, family members, community leaders, and everyone in your city to visit us online and vote for your dog park. Make sure your city’s application is complete by finding a home for your dog park and encouraging your civic leader to log his or her support.
When: May 7 - June 7
What: Based on the information provided by each city, PetSafe will evaluate the availability of land, civic leader support, population size, and the total number of votes to select the 15 finalists.
When: Finalists will be announced July 7
Bark for Your Park
What: Visit us online to vote for your favorite finalist to win a grand prize of $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park. Encourage others to vote and check the leaderboard to see which cities are in the lead. Popular vote will determine the winner, who will receive $100,000. Additionally, the runner-up city in each small, medium and large category will win $25,000. The Bark from Your Heart award winner, which will be the city with the highest vote to opportunity to vote, will win $25,000.
When: June 13 - July 21
Howl at the Moon
What: During the last week of the contest, PetSafe will not post a leader board. The contest will go “dark” until the winning city gets a surprise announcement.
When: July 25 - July 31
Every Dog Has Its Day
What: At the end of the contest, PetSafe will announce which community has won the Bark for Your Park contest and will receive the $100,000 grand prize. We will also announce the four $25,000 winners.
When: August 7