PetSafe® Brand to Award More Than $250,000 to Help 25 Communities Fund and Maintain Off-Leash Dog Parks
Grant application process for the sixth annual PetSafe® Bark for Your Park™ program opens May 1
PR Newswire – KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 11, 2016)
In 2011, PetSafe® brand launched its nationwide Bark for Your Park program to help communities build their own off-leash dog parks. In order to help even more communities this year, PetSafe brand is restructuring the contest into a grant-giving program and increasing the number of awards from five to 25.
“In the past five years, we’ve given away over $850,000 to communities to build dog parks of their own, but now we want to help communities during every stage of development,” said Tracy Mulder, marketing manager, PetSafe brand. “Our new Bark for Your Park program is expanding to not only help break ground on new parks, but also help fund maintenance and improvements for existing parks.”
Communities can submit a grant application now through June 30, 2016 on www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark. The applications will be reviewed by an internal committee and PetSafe brand will award five new park grants valuing $25,000 each, 10 park makeover grants valuing $10,000 each, and 10 park maintenance grants valuing $5,000 each. This year’s award recipients will receive a combination of funds and commercial-grade dog park equipment from UltraSite, a PlayCore Company. The winning communities will be announced over a 5-week period during August through September.
PetSafe® Brand to Award Over $250,000 to Help 25 Communities Fund and Maintain Off-Leash Dog Parks Tweet
Aside from the financial support, PetSafe brand’s Bark for Your Park program has been credited with bringing together entire communities and fostering a bond that lasts long beyond the construction of the dog park.
“Besides the monetary award, the participation brought a group together that remains today the backbone of the Waverly Bark Park Volunteer group,” said Tab Ray, director of Waverly Leisure Services in Waverly, Iowa, which took home the grand prize in the 2014 Bark for Your Park contest. “As the park was being constructed, the group that worked to win the grant has now assisted in setting rules and policies, helped with some great programs, and has plans for improvements and future programs.”
For more information about the PetSafe Bark for Your Park program, please visit www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark.
About the PetSafe® brand
PetSafe® brand is an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions. PetSafe® brand is owned by Radio Systems Corporation and headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.petsafe.net or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
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