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Jacksonville, IL

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Welcome to Bark for Your Park 2015

Vote daily and your community could win $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park!

Community Nominations and Phase 1 Voting from May 13th-June 10th. Finalists Announced: June 17th.

Our community needs a PetSafe dog park!

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The contest is off to an amazing start with over 300 communities nominated in the first 24 hours! This community page will serve as your contest hub for voting, photos, events and even important notifications from the PetSafe team. We'll constantly be working on the site throughout the contest to make sure it's a smooth nominating and voting process for you. Also, please note that the vote counter can take anywhere from 5-15 min to update depending on site traffic, which is why you may not always see the vote counter increase each time you vote. Don’t worry, it will but may just take a few minutes. Thanks for participating and best of luck to your community!

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2nd vote for the day.

Carla Neff

A vote today in memory of Remi!

John Vaughn

I'm voting for Jacksonville, IL

Support from NM.

Abbi Bradish Stevens

Let's turn up the heat Jacksonville, IL!! Vote twice daily! Tell your friends too...the more the merrier :)

cat becker

Found the right Jacksonville. Another vote in from NM.

Abbi Bradish Stevens

Keep up the votes Jacksonville! We're a community on a mission! We can do this!

Judi Weber

Voting for all Jacksonville area Fur Babies!!

Kristen Gulotta Norris

Voting in favor of Remi, my best friend's Lab that was in a tragic accident last week. RIP Remi.

Carla Neff

Voting today in memory of Remi, my daughter's precious family dog. Missed so much!

Abbi Bradish Stevens

Voting daily in memory of our sweet boy Remi! RIP buddy, we miss you dearly. Our other 2 Labs, Harley and Koda, would love a safe place to run and play with other dogs. Keep up the votes Jacksonville, IL.!!!

Clint Stevens

Voting daily in memory of our Lab Remi!

I just voted. Have 4 dogs who would love the park.

Margaret Griffeth

I voted for my boys and girls..Kikko, Kiwi , Lacie,Otis and Felice....

Carla Neff

Voted in honor of my daughter's precious dog Remi. He was a good family dog that will be missed every day!

Gwenn Eyer

I voted, and we don't even have a dog!

Traci Massey

My vote for Jacksonville is in memory of Remi.

Susan Large

Ok folks supporting Jacksonville Il. We are doing pretty good according to Steve W. Keep up the good work and Vote. 🐶

Susan Nolls

Sabrina has made me feel very lucky. I am most fortunate to have her.

Maria Molina Counsman

I received the saddest news from our granddaughter that one of their beautiful labs had died tragically in a train accident. It was heart wrenching to hear the sadness in her voice. I submit my vote in memory of Remi. My hope is for Jacksonville to have a safe free running playground for our furry critters that mean the world to us.

Sarah Bradish Ginder

I voted in memory of my sister's dog Remi who was tragically killed while playing and running. Would be great if there was a safe place for dogs to run free and socialize.

Clint Stevens

I'm voting today in memory of my dear Remi. We lost him a couple days ago to a tragic accident. Having a dog park would provide a safe place to bring my dogs to run, play and be a dog.

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Land Verification

In order to qualify to win a park, your community must find land and approve it's use for a dog park. Work with local government and landowners to find your spot!
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Civic Support

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.
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Media Coverage

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!
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Council meeting + Campaign Meeting for Bark for Your Park
Show your support for a new dog park by attending the Jacksonville City Council meeting starting at 6:30 pm at City Hall. After the park is figured out, head over to The Soap Co. Coffee House for further discussion on ways to goose voting. Remember the Breed Specific Legislation meeting? Let's get as many people out for something POSITIVE. The second most common reason dogs are dumped at shelters is due to behavioral issues — dog parks give a venue to burn off energy and socialize dogs, reducing behavior problems. Be sure to keep Barking for Jacksonville to win $100,000 for a dog park? 1) PetSafe http://bit.ly/1H4FII1 2) Facebook http://on.fb.me/1EFm19a Info at http://www.jaxbark.com/

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