Newton Nominated for $100,000 Dog Park

The dogs in the Newton area have long dreamed of wide open spaces and a place to call their own. So, Ashley Klein nominated Newton, KS in PetSafe’s 2014 Bark for Your Park contest and has invited community members from Newton and the surrounding area to support the nomination. At this moment, Newton is already a leader in the competition.

PetSafe invited all U.S. communities to participate in the fourth annual “Bark for Your Park” contest on May 7. One city will be awarded $100,000 to build a local dog park and four other pet passionate finalists will also receive $25,000.

Kevin Stubbs, Executive Director at Caring Hands Humane Society in Newton said, “A dog park is essential to a dog and owner’s well being, a place to socialize with other dogs and run off leash is paramount for our community.”

The 15 Finalists will be announced on July 7, 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. Three 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 7.

For more information about the PetSafe’s “Bark for Your Park” contest and ideas on how to get your community involved, visit

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