Get Kirkland Unleashed: Please BARK and vote for Kirkland’s Dog Park!

KDOG  (Kirkland Off-Leash Dog Group) has nominated Kirkland for PetSafe’s Bark for Your Park – National Dog Park Contest and needs dog park supporters and their friends and family to vote online for Kirkland. The contest winner will be the city that has the most votes of support.

If selected as the winner, Kirkland would be awarded $100,000 in August for construction of our city’s first off-leash dog park at the location approved by the City Council.  In November 2010, the Kirkland City Council approved construction of an approximately 1.5 acre off-leash park at a location near the Kirkland Municipal Court but with no City funding. The park must be built entirely with grants and private donations, being organized by KDOG.  PetSafe, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee produces products for dog containment, safety, and training available at local retailers (www.petsafe.net).

Cast your vote for Kirkland and for our first dog park this way.

  1. Go to http://www.barkforyourpark.com
  2. Scroll ½ way down the page to the orange “Nominate a City” box, and click the box.
  3. Type in Kirkland, Washington, and then click “Check for City.”
  4. Answer the question: “How would you support the dog park?”  Choose “Park Enthusiast.”
  5. Answer the question, “How would your community benefit from a dog park?” Here are some sample comments:
  • I live in Kirkland and would love to have a local dog park be a feature in my city.  A dog park would benefit our entire family, not just our 4 legged members.
  • Kirkland residents that are dog owners will care for and support such a park.
  • A fenced off-leash park benefits Kirkland by giving residents a safe legal place to exercise with their dogs while getting to know each other better.
  • A dog park in Kirkland is a great thing for the local economy, with more business from residents as they visit our park for our local shops.
  • It will make it easier for Kirkland to enforce its leash laws, as resident dog owners with park access have no reason to allow their canine companions off-leash when outside of the park.

You do not have to live in Kirkland to vote.  Please ask your friends and family to help, too.    The deadline to show support is June 1st.   Kirkland needs your vote to move forward to the final round of this contest.   Bark for Kirkland and our first dog park– WOOF, WOOF!