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Contest Overview

To become a finalist for the Bark for Your Park contest, the PetSafe® brand encourages communities of pet professionals, owners, shelters, welfare groups and local civic officials to partner together to help their community 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 the city’s population and will also win $25,000. A community may only win one of the five prizes.

Contest Dates:

This Contest will begin at 1:00:00 pm ET May 13, 2015 and end at 11:59:59 pm ET on July 22, 2015 or upon announcement and qualification of the Prize Winners, whichever is later. Entries must be submitted by 11:59:59 pm ET on June 10, 2015.


The Current Contest Schedule is:

May 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Contest Opens; Entry Period Voting Begins

June 10, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET

Deadline for Submission of Entries; Entry Period Voting Ends

June 15, 2015

Notification of Finalists

June 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Finalist Voting Period Begins

July 22, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET

Finalist Voting Ends

July 31, 2015 (Tentative)

Announcement of Grand Prize and Runner-Up Prize Winners


How the contest works

  • Phase I – Nominations and Entry Period Voting

    What: Nominate your community 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 community’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 13 - June 10

  • Finalists Announced

    What: Based on the information provided by each community, 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 June 15th

  • Phase II – Finalist Voting

    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 communities are in the lead. Popular vote will determine the winner, who will receive $100,000. Additionally, the runner-up community in each small, medium and large category will win $25,000. The Bark from Your Heart award winner, which will be the community with the highest vote to opportunity to vote, will win $25,000.

    When: June 17 - July 22

  • 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 community gets a surprise announcement.

    When: July 15 - July 22

  • And the Winners Are…

    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: July 31