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Jacksonville, IL

Current Vote Count 54,727
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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Jan Little

that area just south of Independence is where I grew up...the more trees the better...

tom fox


Tyler Peters

Final vote! Jacksonville really needs a dog park!

Gary Stump

GOOD LUCK JACKSONVILLE!!....My final vote from VA.... I know Jacksonville is going to ROCK this dog park!!...

Tad Hawk

I voted twice this evening!! Come on...only a couple of hours left!! So proud of our community's efforts!!

Bob White

My final vote!!.... Lets go Jacksonville!!!

Krissy McMahan-Upshaw

Voted today! Jacksonville is going to win!! Come on voters-it's for your fur babies!!

sharon waters

Good Luck Jacksonville... My last two votes....

Carla Neff

Voted my last two times, Bark ๐Ÿถ Bark ๐Ÿถ for the Pet Safe Jacksonville dog park contest๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

John Vaughn

Voted~ Jacksonville COME THROUGH!

tom fox


Kelly Pool

Voted...1:18 pm. let's VOTE folks!!!

Bruce Surratt

Just voted . Pour it on Jacksonville !!!

Nancy Kurpaitis

Wishing All Our Dog Owner Neighbors in Jacksonville, Illinois the Very Best Luck in WINNING this beautiful community park opportunity. Best Wishes, Nancy Kurpaitis Mayor Florence, Illinois

Carol Squibb

The ball is dropping . . . hoping!

Carol Oxford

I can't belie've you won't let me vote

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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 โ€” 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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