August 24, 2018

PetSafe announces 2018 Bark for your Park grant recipients

On Aug. 23, Knoxville-based PetSafe announced the 13 recipients of its 2018 PetSafe Bark for Your Park grant campaign that was launched in 2011. The organization has since provided $1 million to build, maintain and enhance dog parks in around 70 communities across the US.

This year the company announced the names of 13 cities that will receive its Bark for Your Park grant. This is the first year that PetSafe has awarded grants to communities in Idaho, Wisconsin and Nevada. PetSafe increased 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 existing dog parks. The following 13 cities will receive funding for a local dog park project: Enoch, UT; Pasadena, TX; Passaic, NJ; Pensacola, FL; Perris, CA; Ponderay, ID; Reno, NV; Standish, ME; Baraboo, WI; Dallas, TX; Rocklin, CA; Savannah, GA; and Williamsburg, VA.

“The Bark for Your Park program is all about finding enthusiastic, pet-loving communities that support green spaces, with civic leaders who want to improve their communities and encourage responsible pet ownership,” said Willie Wallace, CEO of Radio Systems Corporation, PetSafe’s parent company. “Dog parks provide a venue and opportunity for dogs to get vital exercise and socialization, which are two major factors in reducing behavior issues,” Wallace said.

The 2019 Bark for Your Park grant application period opens in the Spring of 2019. Communities can sign up to receive email notifications with important program announcements and deadline reminders at


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