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Help Long Beach Win $100,000 For a Dog Park
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Friends of El Dorado Dog Park nominated for PetSafe
"Bark for Your Park" contest entered to win $100,000 dog park


Long Beach, CA - The dogs in Long Beach have long dreamed of wide open spaces and a place to call their own. So, Friends of El Dorado Dog Park nominated Long Beach in PetSafe's 2012 Bark for Your Park contest.


PetSafe, a leading innovator in pet behavior and lifestyle solutions, invited all U.S. communities to participate in the second annual "Bark for Your Park" contest on May 1. One city will be awarded $100,000 to build a local dog park and two other pet passionate finalists will also receive $25,000.


"This is a great opportunity for Long Beach to get a first class dog park. I have challenged the other council members to see which council district can enter the most votes. I am counting on the 5th Council District to bring this home," says Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, who has been supportive of establishing a park off Spring Street near the City's Animal Care Services Center.


Long Beach has been nominated by the non profit organization, Friends of El Dorado Dog Park. Land for the dog park has been located in the old tree farm. Now funding is needed and PetSafe has launched a contest that can make this possible for Long Beach.


As they determine the 15 Finalists, PetSafe will review the availability of land and civic leaders' support. Citizens will also be able vote every day to help their city move forward in the contest. These votes will also be counted to pick the Finalists. For the best chance to become a finalist, Long Beach will have to excel in all three of these categories.


The 15 Finalists will be announced on June 15, when they will be asked to produce a video and continue barking for their park. The finalist city with the most votes will receive $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park. The runner-up and the city with the highest percentage of votes to its population will each receive $25,000. Winners will be announced on August 3.


For more information about the PetSafe "Bark for Your Park" contest and voting for Long Beach, visit or check out PetSafe on Facebook.


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