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March 8, 2013

March 8, 2013

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Lauren Christ
Moxley Carmichael


PetSafe is looking for the cutest, most popular pups in America to serve as the furry faces of its annual Bark for Your Park contest.

PetSafe, a leading innovator in pet behavior and lifestyle solutions, is launching its third annual Bark for Your Park nationwide contest on May 1. Bark for Your Park awards U.S. cities funding for local dog parks.

This year, the company is asking pet owners across the country to submit photos of their dogs in a search for three precious pups whose likeness will be featured as the “hero dogs” on the contest website. Pet owners can enter the “Hero Dog” contest starting on March 11.

“PetSafe loves building dog parks, but more basic than that, we love dogs!” said Randy Boyd, president and CEO of PetSafe. “While every dog is a hero in the hearts of the families who love them, we’re in search of three of the most adorable, most beloved dogs as voted by America to serve as the faces of the 2013 Bark for Your Park contest.”

To enter, pet owners can visit the PetSafe Facebook page to upload a photo of their dog. Entries will be accepted from March 11-March 25, and America will vote on its favorite furry faces once per day from March 26-April 10. PetSafe will announce the winners on April 10.

The top three pooches with the most votes will each be named a “Hero Dog” for the 2013 Bark for Your Park contest, and an illustration based on each winning dog’s image will be featured on the contest website, Facebook and other materials. The submitted winning photos of each dog with their names and stories will also be displayed on the PetSafe website.

“Enter your dog today,” Boyd said. “Your pup could become famous for representing happy, dog-park loving pooches across the country.”

Citizens and pet owners across the U.S. are also encouraged to start planning to nominate their city for the Bark for Your Park contest on starting May 1. For the best chance to become a finalist, a city should excel in all three categories of land availability, support from civic leaders and daily community votes. This year, PetSafe has increased the prize money and will award a total of $200,000 in funding for communities to build off-leash dog parks.

More details will be announced closer the contest launch on May 1. For more information, visit or check out PetSafe on Facebook.

About PetSafe®

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, PetSafe leads the industry in the development of innovative pet behavior, containment, lifestyle product solutions and services. Visit: