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Wheeling, WV

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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

  • 07/26/2013 Just wanted to say THANKS Petsafe for selecting us to be one of the finalists. From filming the video to rallies in downtown Wheeling to setting up informational kiosks at various community events Wheeling has shown their enthusiasm and committment to this project. It has brought together old friends and helped us to make new ones. A dog park would be one more way we can show people what a great place Wheeling is to live. Regardless of the voting outcome we have already "won" but we still hope you choose us as the winner. Thanks again for letting us be part of this fun event. On behalf of Ben and Jimmy, my two sweet pups, they ask me to tell you "woof woof" which is dog speak for THANKS - please pick Wheeling!!!!!
  • Maryanne Burwell 07/26/2013 VOTING ENDS AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!! (I was wrong in my previous post)
  • Maryanne Burwell 07/25/2013 I only have 2 votes left! Voting ends tomorrow at 5pm!! Winners announced on Wednesday, July 31st!
  • Mary Maguire 07/24/2013 Nanook wants a safe place to play and meet other Schnauzers ! Please help us get our dog park !!! I'll be one of the first to meet you there !!!
  • Mary Maguire 07/24/2013 Kandee says to please vote for our dog park , she wants a safe place to play and not have to worry about the dog catcher getting her !!!
  • Stacie Shaw 07/21/2013 I don't have a dog but I would love to see this come to life here in wheeling. It would be good for the dogs, they need to have fun also. I am a big animal lover and want to see this happen. I am behind this now.
  • Maryanne Burwell 07/20/2013 Everyone who comes to my house...mostly my kid's friends...I make them VOTE! "You can't leave until you vote!" This works really well with teenagers!
  • Jerry Platt 07/17/2013 Has everyone voted today? If we all vote and encourage our friends, relatives, co-workers, and neighbors to vote twice each day we may be able to pull ahead. Wheeling has now slipped into 5th place. We need EVERYONE to vote twice per day and especially on Fridays where Wheeling can snag an extra 7 votes for each person who votes.
  • Maryanne Burwell 07/17/2013 If you are going to Jambo, PLEASE arrange for someone to vote for you!! Cant find anyone? Leave a message on facebook or email wheelingdogpark@gmail.com If you know someone who is going, please offer to vote for them!
  • Stana Lloyd 07/16/2013 please keep voting!! get everyone you know to vote or ask if you can sign in for them for the remaining 10 days!!!!
  • Don Ross 07/15/2013 We need Brad Paisley to tweet his followers with voting instructions and get us over the top! HELP US BRAD!!!
  • Billie McKenzie 07/12/2013 Works like a charm! 7 extra votes for Wheeling!
  • Maryanne Burwell 07/11/2013 If you need help with the Sniff Out tomorrow, please send an email to wheelingdogpark@gmail.com Someone will help you get your 7 extra votes!!! Please do not give up! Let someone help you!
  • Trina Postlewait 07/08/2013 All doggies need room to roam. Trina Postlewait
  • Samantha Beers 07/06/2013 Wheeling has the best video on here. I just love it!! Good luck to you guys, you have my vote!
  • 07/05/2013 Come to the rally and walk at Wesbanco Arena to support the effort!! Hope to see a ton of people there!!
  • Melania Streski 07/04/2013 Wheeling needs a great dog park. This would be great for us humansto meet old friends and make new friends. Our dogs will have a great time getting to socialize and have a very safe place to run and play.
  • Maryanne Burwell 07/02/2013 We are having a Bark for your Park RALLY this Friday!!! Check out the details at our website! Hope you can make it! http://wheelingdogpark.com/
  • Gregg Boury 07/01/2013 Thanks for visiting Wheeling's page. Please visit our Facebook page and witness what great supports our city has. Win or lose, I couldn't be prouder of the effort from our citizens. Wheeling Rocks!!!
  • Melanie Aquilino 06/28/2013
  • Derrek Ilovar 06/28/2013 We just got our 1,000 votes for the video! But do we get another 1,000 for 1,000 more views?
  • Maryanne Burwell 06/27/2013 FRIDAY is the MOST IMPORTANT voting day of the week!!! Please HOLD your voting until we post the SNIFF OUT information sometime after NOON, so that each of you can get your 7 EXTRA VOTES!!!! You can also check www.wheelingdogpark.com Here is the video ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP_aFXm3w8M
  • Gregg Boury 06/27/2013 Our video is uploaded!!! Check it out...it's fantastic! Go to our facebook page for the link And share away, we need 1000 views to get many bonus votes!
  • Maryanne Burwell 06/26/2013 While you are waiting for the commercial to debut on Youtube sometime today, have a look at our Facebook page. You dont have to have an account to see it. www.facebook.com/WheelingDogpark
  • 06/24/2013 The commercial isn't there yet. I will post it here when it is on youtube. You can't vote on facebook without an account. Since you can't follow the posts on facebook, it would be a great idea for you to sign up to receive wheeling dogpark blog posts by email. You can do that at www.wheelingdogpark.com Simply put your email address in the box on the right side of the page and click enter. So glad that you are voting!!
  • marg wits 06/24/2013 Maryanne, Thanks for updating about getting more vote; however, I do not have a facebook account.Is there anyway to vote on facebook without an account? Also I am not familiar with youtube. I tried going to youtube but did not see wheeling's commercial. Please post how to get to this commercial and is Wheeling in the title? Make the directions easy for a computer novice. Thanks
  • Maryanne Burwell 06/24/2013 The COMMERCIALS come out this week!!! Be sure to watch Wheeling's commercial on Youtube even if you see it on TV. We get 1000 votes if we get 1000 views!!
  • amy wits 06/21/2013 answer to chris elswick if you go the www.wheelingdogpark.com the sniff out instructions are there. If you have click on the petsafe logo and saw the pop up question then proceed to the top of the page and click on daily care and select fountains from the drop down. the correct fountain is on the bottom of the page "drinkwell Pagoda Fountain". Click on that item and the question will show up. The correct answer is D (all of the above). click on "see my results" and then select wheeling and then vote. Hope this helps.
  • Chris Elswick 06/21/2013 Anyone have luck finding the sniff-out today? Seems to be a porcelain watering dish, but I'm not getting a pop-up.
  • Dee Monfradi 06/19/2013 Where is the event invitation on the Facebook page? I vote everyday and have not seen it.
  • Maryanne Burwell 06/19/2013 Everyone who likes the Facebook page, please accept the event invitation. It is not an actual event, it is a Sniff out reminder that will include instructions and the answer. We CAN win but to win, we need to have everyone doing the sniffout! Amy, you can also go to Wheelingdogpark.com (easy to remember!)
  • Mark Fetty 06/19/2013 Here you go Amy :-) https://www.facebook.com/WheelingDogPark
  • amy wits 06/18/2013 please post wheeling website address. I need info from it so I can do the "7vote sniff out" on Friday. I tried last Friday and do not know how. I accidently found your website but unable to locate you again. I do not use the computer a lot therefore what seems easy to someone is not always easy for me. Help! I want to vote as much as I can. Thanks
  • Maryanne Burwell 06/14/2013 We need to remind out non-Facebook friends to do the 7 vote sniffout. I have a feeling that a lot of people do not know aobut it.
  • Stana Lloyd 06/14/2013 for the sniff out, you need to go to wireless fencing, shop wireless fencing, and then the stay and play one. the answer is 1-2 hours.
  • Lauren Lief 06/13/2013 All the doggies with the Wheeling Feeling say,"BARK!"
  • Nicole Schutz 06/13/2013 remember to ask friends if they are voting every day. if they aren't, ask if they would mind if you vote for them!
  • Chrissy Wiethe-Sullivan 06/12/2013 Please vote for wheeling! we really need a dog park..I'm voting everyday!!!
  • Billie McKenzie 06/12/2013 Just heard about this Monday, voting every day! I have friends and family voting as well...next, a cat walk?
  • Maryanne Burwell 06/11/2013 7 VOTE SNIFF OUT IS SUPER IMPORTANT!!! It happens every Friday. Please make sure your friends and family know how to get the 7 EXTRA. votes!!!! Watch the Facebook page on Friday for help.
  • Kimberly Hack 06/10/2013 Let's go Wheeling! Get that dog park!
  • laurie baier 06/10/2013 Hoping Wheeling gets this. I Voted again today.Keep voting Wheeling!!!
  • Maryanne Burwell 06/10/2013 Please visit us at www.wheelingdogpark.com (you can contact us and leave comments)
  • Rebecca Young 06/09/2013 I live in Lynchburg, VA (which lost competition last two years) but am originally from Beckley, WV. I will be voting for Wheeling!
  • Natalie Hamilton 06/09/2013 Yay for Wheeling residents and former residents for coming together and making it this far. We need to put this kind of effort into all aspects of rebuilding our beautiful city!
  • donnie otto 06/07/2013 I voted. Praying for a dog park, they deserve one too.
  • Mark Fetty 06/07/2013 Just out of curiosity, is anyone working on the video that has to be submitted?... If I can help in any way just let me know... (via facebook)
  • Darla Ney 06/07/2013 I just voted, getting friends and family to vote as well!!!
  • jo gasaway 06/07/2013 Come on Conway, AR!!!
  • Debbie Sine 06/06/2013 Please encourage your friends to vote. They don't have to have a dog!
  • Noah Salvatore 06/06/2013 My dogs are tired of walking the same routine daily on the old bike trail, lets give them something new, A DOG PARK!
  • Mark Fetty 06/06/2013 It is great to see Wheeling in the number 1 spot this morning!... :-)
  • Jasmin Ilovar 06/06/2013 I just put one of the Wheeling Bark for your park pictures up as my Facebook banner and have sent a private message encouraging votes to all of my Facebook friends. If we all do this, we will win for sure!
  • Mark Fetty 06/05/2013 Just can't wait to have this dog park... it is so needed here.
  • Daniel Law 06/05/2013 Crossing my fingers!!!... :)
  • Tara Patterson 06/05/2013 Way to go, everyone!! Right now we are in second place. Let's keep this momentum going until the end!!
  • Josh Benyo 06/05/2013 Well we have done it!! Vote for round two!
  • Tara Patterson 05/31/2013 A HUGE thanks to everyone for their support!! Fingers crossed we move on!!!
  • Becky Murphy 05/31/2013 Vote Wheeling, WV - we need 3000 votes - get it done today!!!
  • Gregg Boury 05/31/2013 Thanks to Allison (city and Jamie (WTRF) all docs are properly loaded and we are poised to hit 3000 votes, Milkbones for everyone!!!
  • Maryanne Burwell 05/31/2013 If youre seeing this post, youve voted (yayyy!!). Please share the link so we can get as many votes as possible. And remind all that voting ends at 5pm today!!!
  • Linda Sams 05/31/2013 I have voted and voted and voted / I cannot get a photo uploaded ;(
  • Josh Benyo 05/30/2013 This is an exciting time for our city and everyone involved in the efforts to bring this project to fruition. We are in the home stretch of the first round. Make sure to spread the word and Vote, Vote, Vote!
  • Gregg Boury 05/30/2013 FYI, our required docs are uploaded. The categories are not right but they are uploaded. We have contacted Petsafe for support in this matter. This post will serve as further documentation that we have complied with the rules. Now, we just need to get anyone we know to vote!
  • Frank O'Brien 05/30/2013 This is a grassroots effort. The city is supporting our efforts, but it's up to us to spread the word. PetSafe is a good company offering a great opportunity for financial assistance for the dog park. All dogs and people too need a fun place to gather.
  • Vera Sipos Bauer 05/29/2013 I hope we get this, it would be another + for Wheeling.
  • Maryanne Burwell 05/29/2013 We will have our land and city support up by the deadline. All we need to do is KEEP VOTING!! (and telling our friends to vote)
  • Desiree Lyonette 05/28/2013 Cocoa would love to meet her new puppy pals at the park, can we hold an event at the highlands eat and bark restaurant?
  • Brenda Danehart 05/28/2013 Keep voting everyone! Everyone needs to help.
  • Gregg Boury 05/28/2013 Here is the link to WTRF CH. 7 story about BFYP. What a great show of support...thank you WTRF! See the link on our FB page also. http://www.wtrf.com/story/22431896/wheeling-dog-park-group-enters-nation-wide-contest
  • Debra Wright Saus 05/28/2013 Wheeling is a dog-loving community! Keep voting!
  • Maryanne Burwell 05/28/2013 Love all the dog pics!! So happy to see people posting them!!
  • Tara Patterson 05/28/2013 This is a multi-level contest. Once we get past this stage, then there are a few others. We will know after May 31st if we advanced. Thank you all for your support!!
  • Jami Nelson 05/28/2013 Voted for wheeling wv
  • Kiana Mitchell 05/27/2013 Thank you to all who voted, this would mean a lot. Our dogs need a place to play as well. Wheeling needs this.
  • Barbara Scanlon 05/27/2013 Marshall County Animal Rescue League would love to see Wheeling get a dog park. More places to go with your dog = more dogs adopted.
  • Kimi Fernatt 05/25/2013 How do we know who's winning at this time?
  • Gregg Boury 05/23/2013 I believe our little project's awareness level has just exploded. Yea!!!
  • Tara Patterson 05/20/2013 Thank you all for your continued support! Please follow us on facbook: facbook.com/wheelingdogpark
  • Maryanne Burwell 05/20/2013 Yappy Hour was sooooo much fun!!! Sooo many dogs!!
  • Tara Patterson 05/17/2013 We have land offered by the city along the Elm Grove Walking Trail (near the skate park). We are currently working with the city to finalize approval and paperwork so we can upload by May 31st.
  • Gregg Boury 05/17/2013 The land acquisition and paper work are both in progress. When done, the city will own the land. Please visit our facebook page for more information. Thanks for your support!
  • Dulcie Cattrell 05/15/2013 If the proper documentation doesn't get loaded, it may not matter how many times we vote.
  • David Mernitz 05/15/2013 Do we own the land for park, where is it located
  • Natalie PetSafe 05/10/2013 Hi Wheeling, thanks for participating in Bark For Your Park. While reviewing your documents, we noticed you uploaded two flyers and an aerial photo under land verification. We need more firm communication about the home of your future park should your town win the contest. If you have any questions, please email dogpark@petsafe.net. Good luck!
  • Maryanne Burwell 05/10/2013 UPLOAD A PICTURE OF YOU DOG!
  • Maryanne Burwell 05/09/2013 Keep voting!!
  • 05/09/2013 Keep voting!!
  • Gregg Boury 05/08/2013 Thank you to everyone who took the time to get here and vote. This is a much needed amenity for the city of Wheeling! Gregg
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I'm trying to phone home for a dog park in WheelingHi I'm Magic...and would love to have some little dogs to play with~~I love hanging with my familyOne Wheeling Dog Park, Please!This my best friend NATTIEFine, I'll bark for my park. But you guys better VOTE for my park!Cheesin' for a dog park!Hey, fur friends! Wanna play at the doggie park?I need socialization!Please vote for Wheeling!Take us to the dog park!Sherman MolnarI know I can drive this thing!Please help me get a dog parkplay time?I want a dog park.Clyde loves dog parks. LETS VOTE!!!!My name is Jayvyn and I "Bark For Your Park" in Wheeling!!!...I have been waiting my whole life for a dog park!Don't worry Titan, I am not allowed to vote for a dog park, but my Pappy is. He votes everyday!Are we there yet?Are we there yet?tanner votes for dog parkI don't need a dog park, but lots of my friends do!Maybe if I wish really hard...we can get a dog park!Will roll over for dog park"I want a dog park too..Give me a park!Please give me a place to meet other dogs!Wish I had a Dog Park to run around in!!!Zig will just be taking a nap until the dogpark is done :)I need more friends than just this cat......Please build us a dog parkDid you say DOG PARK?! Yea,yea can we go please!Give me a Dog Park or the flip flop gets it!Cassie and Tripp can't wait to play in the new dog park!!!!Why can't we have a dog park in Wheeling, WVI have been waiting patiently for a dog park in Wheeling, WVLily Daydreams...All Day Long!What you talking about? We don't have a dog park?C'mon Wheeling. Cooper needs a place to stretch his legs ad meet new friends!!!Grayson wants a dog park!lets go i heard you say dog park lets go lets golets go or im gonna look at u like this till u take me to the dog parkdid u say a dog park ....please please can we gowould love to play at a dog parkMoved to Wheeling & I'm sad cause I have no doggie friends and no dog park to play.Miley would love itMy name is Fred and I'm waiting patiently for the dog parkI'm hiding in here til I get a Dog Park.I'm ready to go play at the dog park!Honey Bee Approves!Bear wants a dog park!"I'll hold my face like this until Whg. gets a Dog Park. K?"so sad there's no dog park :("Can Wheeling have a Dog Park if I wink at you forever?""I wish Whg. Park was a Dog Park"We can haz dog park?DIXIE WANTS TO DOODLE IN THE DOG PARKP L E A S E build me a dog park!Roscoe needs somewhere to stretch his legs outWheeling Dog Park's First Yappy Hour Fundraiser is May 19th 4-8 PM at Quaker Steak and LubeGive me Dog Park or give me Death!"If Wheeling doesn't get a Dog Park, I will eat all my owners yarn. I WILL DO IT."I weelwe need a dog park in Wheeling!We want to play with other dogs at a DOG PARK!Lily needs a place to play