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Washington, DC

is competing to win a dog park!

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PetSafe is here to help you along! We've created a visual process for your city to follow. As you reach each milestone and upload the required information, that icon will be brought to full color. You can click through the milestones to see what is needed to activate it. We've even provided you some templates to assist you in the process. Scroll down to see what your community has already uploaded.

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

  • Gwyn Jones 05/31/2013 As a testimony to the great support -- and fun -- our dog community has been generating in SW DC, check out On Tap Magazine's Running of the Chihuahuas for Cinco de Mayo: http://www.ontaponline.com/race/
  • Jessica Seepersad 05/30/2013 Come on Paws of SW... we need more votes!
  • Natalie PetSafe 05/22/2013 Hi Washington, thanks for participating in Bark For Your Park. While reviewing your documents, we noticed you uploaded 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!
  • Gwyn Jones 05/14/2013 We're really excited about the prospect of enhancing our dog park project at Lansburgh Park in SW Washington DC. This would be the first (and only) dog park in the Southwest Quadrant of DC, and construction may start as soon as late summer, but we had to scale back the size by 5,000 square feet due to budget constraints. Winning Bark for Your Park would make all the difference!!
  • Paw Logo PetSafeBrand 04/23/2013 Welcome to your City's discussion board. Use the form below to add to the conversation.
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Pete has lived in SW all is 6-1/2 years and would love a dog park to play with his friends!Paws of Southwest spearheads Dog Park in SW DC