One US city will win US$100,000 and four other finalist cities will be awarded US$25,000 each to build an off-leash dog park in their community. “PetSafe is honored to be able to give back to communities who are eager to help make their towns more pet-friendly,” said Randy Boyd, CEO and president of Radio Systems Corporation, makers of the PetSafe brand. “As part of the PetSafe brand, we’ve seen firsthand how a dog park can enhance a community, bring responsible pet owners together and create a wonderful place to live and visit. We are hopeful that every US community will be inspired to bark for their park this year!”
From May 7 through June 7, anyone within the continental US can vote for his or her city online at www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark. In order to advance to the finals, each community must complete their application by finding a home for their dog park and encouraging their civic leaders to support the park. Based on the information provided by each city, PetSafe will confirm the availability of land, civic leader support, population size and total number of votes to select 15 finalist communities, which will be announced June 13.
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