[singlepic id=1977 w=320 h=240 float=center]Kirkland has been named one of the finalist cities in the PetSafe “Bark for Your Park” contest. PetSafe, a leading innovator in pet behavior and lifestyle products, today announced the 15 finalist cities in the national contest through which one U.S. community will be awarded $100,000 toward building a local dog park. “We are impressed and overjoyed with the response to our Bark for Your Park contest,” said Randy Boyd, president and CEO of PetSafe. “Dogs add so much joy and love to our lives, and it’s really neat for us to see the widespread enthusiasm and support for dog parks across the U.S. No matter the outcome of this contest, we hope you’ll continue to ‘bark’ for your park.” The 15 finalist cities are: • Allentown, Pennsylvania • Bullhead City, Arizona • Derby, Vermont • Fort Dodge, Iowa • Huntington, West Virginia • Kirkland, Washington • Lynchburg, Virginia • Mission Viejo, California • Mobile, Alabama • Montgomery, Alabama • Orland Park, Illinois • Pacifica, California • Plainfield, Indiana • Warsaw, Indiana • Westfield, Indiana Now it’s up to the public to “bark for your park.” The finalists have each submitted a two-minute video featuring their community’s commitment and enthusiasm for a dog park. City supporters and dog park enthusiasts can view the finalist videos and vote for their favorite city to win on www.barkforyourpark.com and on PetSafe’s Facebook page. From July 13-Aug. 3, each person can vote once per day per voting site. At the end of the three-week voting stage, the finalist community with the most votes will receive $100,000 toward building a PetSafe dog park. PetSafe will announce the winner in August. For more information about the PetSafe “Bark for Your Park” contest, visit www.barkforyourpark.com or check out the PetSafe Facebook page. For more information about PetSafe and its innovative pet products, visit www.petsafe.net.