"Bark for Your Park" Contest Finalists Named

PetSafe's Bark for Your Park contest has its 15 finalists. The company announced the final 15 U.S. cities that will move on to compete for the chance to win $100,000 or $25,000 to build a local dog park.





The third-annual contest received nominations for 1,130 cities across the U.S. The 15 finalists, which are divided into three groups based on relative population size, are:

Brighton, Tenn.
Mountain House, Calif.
Pontiac, Ill.
Safford, Ariz.
Silver Cliff, Colo.

Auburn, N.Y.
Mason City, Iowa
Oxford, Ala.
West Columbia, S.C.
Wheeling, W. Va.

Conway, Ark.
Corpus Chrisiti, Texas
East Hartford, Conn.
New Braunfels, Texas
Texarkana, Texas

The finalist communities will continue "barking" for their park by voting daily on PetSafe's website and Facebook page through July 26.

The city with the most votes will win a $100,000 PetSafe dog park. The city that has the highest community participation in the contest—the highest percentage of votes based on its population—will receive the "Bark from Your Heart" award and earn $25,000 toward building a local dog park. The top vote-earners in each size category of small, medium and large will also receive $25,000 toward building a PetSafe dog park.