PetSafe will hold its popular Bark for Your Park grant contest, which will give communities across the country the chance to build or enhance a local dog park.
Celebrating 10 years in 2021, PetSafe will award prizes totaling $150,000 to 10 communities.
Since introducing the program in 2011, PetSafe has donated more than $1.5 million to support more than 70 off-leash dog parks in the U.S. Beginning May 1 (National Dog Park Day), anyone interested in building a new dog park or providing a makeover to an existing park in their area can submit entries at barkforyourpark.com.
The Bark for Your Park submission period will be open from May 1 to June 30, 2021. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges and PetSafe will announce 30 finalists to compete in the contest voting period. From there, five communities will receive $25,000 for the construction of a new park and five communities will be awarded $5,000 to enhance their local dog parks.
"The PetSafe brand is committed to creating safe, off-leash areas for pets and pet parents to enjoy for years to come," said Celeste Vlok, marketing manager for PetSafe brand. "For our 10th anniversary, we've added a voting element to the grant contest so more people can join in the fun. We encourage anyone who would like to have a new dog park in their area, or would like to upgrade an existing dog park, to enter."
For more information on the program and how to enter a submission, visit barkforyourpark.com.