Trick-or-treat, smell my paws! Does your pooch get decked out for Halloween? Then join us November 2nd at 1 p.m. in Centre Market to show off Fido’s spooktactular costume.
The Wheeling Dog Park Association will be hosting a dog costume contest with prizes given for Best Costume, Scariest and Funniest! A panel of celebrity judges will pick our winners!
We will gather outside of the Upper Market and do a parade lap around the entire market. Then our judges will select the winners. Before and after the parade, don’t forget to visit the shops of the market! Some will be offering pawsitively good specials that day!
All dogs are eligible to participate. Dogs must be leashed at all times and owners are responsible for your pet’s waste. The event is free to enter.
Our event is sponsored by Raymond James Financial Services Inc.
The Wheeling Dog Park Association in conjunction with Quaker Steak and Lube will hold a Yappy Hour on September 8th from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the restaurant’s Highlands location. Special guest Hit Play will be providing entertainment!
The event is to celebrate the city’s recent victory in the PetSafe 2013 Bark for Your Park where the association was awarded $25,000 toward the construction of the area’s first dog park.
Quaker Steak and Lube will provide a percentage of the profits from all outdoor sales to the association. As well, we will have raffle items, sell 50/50 tickets and t-shirts. Don’t forget, canines are welcome to dine outside. Due to the tremendous success of the last yappy hour, Quaker will extend service into part of the side parking lot to accommodate more diners who are bringing their four-legged friends. The Marshall County Animal Shelter will be on hand with several dogs available for adoption.
It feels strange to be this quiet considering how active we were throughout the contest. But do not despair. Now that we can catch our breaths, we are getting our pups in a row, so to speak.
To start, we will hold a public meeting for all interested in the Wheeling Dog Park Association on Wednesday, August 28th, at 7 p.m. at the Artisan Center. We will discuss our next steps and future goals. We also want to learn more about how each of you want to help.
We also want to celebrate! Join us for Yappy Hour at Quaker Steak & Lube Sunday, September 8th, from 4 - 7 p.m. There will be great food and music. Plus, we will hold a 50/50 raffle, a Chinese Auction and a t-shirts sale. Don’t forget to bring your four-legged friends, too!
That’s right Wheeling Dog Park Supporters…WE DID IT!!! We won the medium city prize of $25,000 from PetSafe. That’s a third of our funding goal, which means we are quickly on our way to having a dog park for the Ohio Valley.
THANK YOU! It is truly due to your support that we were able to win. So congratulations to all of you! Our four-legged friends are closer now to having a place to play.
At some point today we will know if our efforts paid off over tha past two months. Fingers and paws crossed….
Stay tuned until 5 p.m. EST…once we know we will share the news. Again, thank you all for your support.
Wednesday cannot get here soon enough! That’s when we see how well our efforts paid off with PetSafe. Again, thank you all for your support. It is truly due to your dedication that we did as well as we had prior to the blackout.
We are over joyed with the Valley’s support! Win or lose this contest, there will be more ahead for the Wheeling Dog Park Association…and we hope that all of you are a part if it!
Fingers crossed until Wednesday!
First off, THANK YOU all for your support over the past two months of this contest! We have been blown away by your committment. Today is the last day of voting. When we went dark last Friday, the race was very close, so each and every vote counts. So, let’s make sure we get those last votes in today. Thankfully, there is no sniff out, just good ol’ fashioned voting. You have until 11:59 p.m. this evening to get your votes in…so spread the word and make this last push a strong one!
Winners will be announced July 31st. So you know, we will be on the edge of our seats!
courtesy of Snapshotz Photography
Can you believe that we only have five days of voting left?!?! The PetSafe Bark for Your Park contest ends this Friday, July 26, at 5 p.ml EST?. So, if you are voting on Facebook and PetSafe’s site, that is 10 more votes you can earn for our dog park!
Keep spreading the word, too! Before the leader board went dark last week, the race was still very close…anyone could win. So, let’s keep our great momentum going this final week. How exciting to be so close to getting our Valley’s first dog park!
Together we CAN win this!!
Today is the last Sniff Out of the Bark for Your Park Contest. Though the contest doesn’t end until July 26, today is the last day to earn EXTRA votes. Here is a simple way you can do that…follow our instructions and get thsoe VOTES! And please, remember to vote each and everyday!
Clue Item: The Petsafe Blog
Answer: “D” – (All of the above)
Common Problems and Solutions:
*Log in to your Bark for your Park account before you begin.
*Sharing a computer? Log out of Facebook AND Petsafe so others to Log in.
*If you’ve already voted, begin at step two.
*May NOT work on older versions of Internet Explorer. Be patient or try another browser like Chrome or Firefox
*The Sniff Out works on IPHONE, but is easier on a computer.
*You must disable pop up blocker to get the question box.
*If you miss it today, try again tomorrow MORNING.
*Email us at WheelingDogpark@gmail.com if you need help or would like us to enter your votes.
It’s move-in day at the Jamboree in the Hills camp grounds. How exciting..the music and fun will be starting soon. But before you pack up that cooler, make a plan for your daily votes. We have less than TWO weeks left in the contest. So, missing voting opportunities this week could really set us back. Here are some ideas to help you get your votes counted and still party it up.
- If you are going home daily, vote right before you leave the house or as soon as you walk back in the door (NOTE on Friday, the Sniff Out/Extra Seven Votes is not posted until after noon)
- Enlist a friend or family member. Just give that person your email and password and tell them to vote for you. Simple as that.
- Ask us for help. email firstname.lastname@example.org to request we assist you with your voting over the next few days.
We know you will be having too much fun to remember to vote (and we understand). So be proactive and plan now. Friday is our LAST Sniff Out, our LAST chance to earn seven extra votes per person. So a little preparation today will benefit us all on Friday. As always, thank you for your support. We could not do this without you!
Stay safe and hydrated this week! And, enjoy the show!