Washington Dog Park Group Asking For Your Vote

The dogs in Washington have long dreamed of wide open spaces and a place to call their own. So, a group of dog owners nominated Washington in PetSafe’s 2013 Bark for Your Park contest.

PetSafe, a pet supply manufacturer, invited all U.S. communities to participate in the third annual “Bark for Your Park” contest on May 1. One city will be awarded $100,000 to build a local dog park and four other pet passionate finalists will also receive $25,000.

Now that Washington has been nominated, the city needs to find a place for the dog park and vocalize the support of the city’s leaders. As they determine the 15 Finalists, PetSafe will review the availability of land and civic leaders’ support. Citizens will also be able vote every day to help their city move forward in the contest. These votes will also be counted to pick the Finalists. For the best chance to become a finalist, Washington should excel in all three of these categories.

The 15 Finalists will be announced on June 5, when they will be asked to produce a video and continue barking for their park. The finalist city with the most votes will receive $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park. Three runners-up and the city with the highest percentage of votes relative to its population will each receive $25,000. Winners will be announced on July 31.

To vote for Washington, and to gain more information about the contest, visit www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark or check out PetSafe or the Washington MO Dog Park Group on Facebook.

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