'Bark for your Park' contest will award dog park to lucky city

Published: 8:43 AM EDT May 01, 2012

One lucky community will win $100,000 to fund a local dog park.

The Petsafe company is offering its second annual 'Bark for your Park' nationwide contest where U.S. cities can win funding for local dog parks.

The contest begins May 1.

Last year, Huntington, W.V., was named 'top dog' and won the $100,000 dog park.

This year, in addition to the $100,000 grand prize, two additional pet-passionated finalist cities will receive $25,000 to apply to their dog park plans.

Nominate your favorite city at www.petsafe.net and vote every day for your favorite city to move ahead in the contest.

“We expect animal lovers and community leaders across the U.S. will work together to achieve their goal for a community dog park,” said Randy Boyd, president and CEO of PetSafe. “We want to hear every U.S. city ‘bark’ for their park!”

Once a city is nominated, Petsafe will review the availability of land and civic leaders' support.

For the best chance to become a finalist, a city should excel in all three areas:

land availability, civic leader support and community votes.

On June 15, Petsafe will select 15 finalist communities. The next step for these finalists will include producing a video and continue 'barking' for their park.

Winners will be announced August 3.