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Dog Owners Encouraged to Celebrate “PetSafe® National Dog Park Day” at Parks Across the U.S. on Saturday, May 5

PetSafe brand hosts second annual National Dog Park Day celebration to launch its annual Bark for Your Park grant program

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 02, 2018) – PetSafe® brand invites dog owners to get outside and visit their local dog park this Saturday, May 5 for the second annual National Dog Park Day. The special day celebrates the kick-off of the yearly PetSafe Bark for Your Park grant program, which has awarded over $1 million to build maintain and enhance dog parks in over 70 communities across the country since 2011.

“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the launch of our eighth annual Bark for Your Park program than spending time outdoors at the park with our four-legged friends,” said Willie Wallace, CEO of Radio Systems® Corporation, parent company of the PetSafe Brand. “Providing dogs and their owners with safe, off-leash areas to spend time outside together is the goal of our grant-giving program. National Dog Park Day is a fun way to collectively support the local dog parks that people love and use all over the country!” 

The following 11 communities are joining PetSafe in celebration of National Dog Park Day and are encouraging dog owners to visit their local dog park:

  • Knoxville, TN
  • Baker City, OR
  • Port Chester, NH
  • Enfield, NH
  • University Place, WA
  • Lodi, WI
  • Truth or Consequences, NM
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Boston, MA

PetSafe encourages other communities across the U.S. to also join in the celebration.

In Knoxville, Tennessee, PetSafe Brand will be at the PetSafe Village Dog Park, which is located at the company’s headquarters at 10424 PetSafe Way, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dog owners who visit a dog park on Saturday, May 5 are encouraged to share pictures of the event on social media using #DogParkDay for a chance to win over $600 in PetSafe products, which can help turn their yard into a Doggie Dream Yard for their pet to play.

More information about Bark for Your Park, National Dog Park Day and more can be found at https://www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark/main.

About Bark for Your Park
In 2011, PetSafe® brand developed and launched the nationwide Bark for Your Park campaign with the goal of providing dog parks that community members, civic leaders and pet owners would love, use and support for years to come. To date, PetSafe Brand has donated over $1 million, which has helped fund 70 off-leash parks around the country.

PetSafe received 213 Bark for Your Park grant applications in 2017, and provided 25 communities with grants to build, maintain and enhance local dog parks. In 2018, PetSafe is increasing the number of $25,000 grants for the construction of new parks from five to eight. In addition to the grants for new dog park construction, five communities will receive $5,000 grants to enhance their local dog parks. May 1 through June 30, communities can submit a grant application at www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark.

About PetSafe®
PetSafe® is an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions. PetSafe is owned by Radio Systems Corporation and headquartered in Knoxville, TN. For more information, please visit www.petsafe.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Jillian Spitz
jillian.spitz@fetchingcommunications.com
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