It’s time for all Yakima dog lovers to sit (or stand) and speak (electronically, that is) to help
Yakima win $100,000 for a planned dog park by becoming the “Top Dog” in an online contest appropriately named “Bark for Your Park”.

To earn the Top Dog distinction and win the grand prize, which would be used to help build a dog park on about an acre of property at Randall Park, Yakima first needs to become a Bark for Your Park finalist. To do that, Yakima will have to be among the top fifteen vote getters during the first round of voting, which runs until June 13th.

To vote, go to either the PetSafe website or the PetSafe
Facebook page. Voters are allowed to submit one vote per day on both the website and the Facebook page.

“This is a great way for everybody to chip in to help build the Yakima dog park,” said Recreation Supervisor Traci Bennett. “If we all vote once a day on the website and once a day on the Facebook page, I’m confident we’ll make it into the finals. Invite your family, friends, coworkers, anybody you know, to vote,” said Bennett. “You need to Bark for Your Park.”

PetSafe, a pet products company based in Knoxville, Tennessee, started the “Bark for Your Park” contest in 2011 because of the success of a public dog park it built near its headquarters. Every year since then, PetSafe has sponsored the contest.

For more information about Bark for Your Park, visit the PetSafe website

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