Application Process

Each spring, PetSafe® invites communities across the country to apply for grants totaling $225,000 to build or enhance off-leash dog parks. Awards are given to 13 communities: eight $25,000 grants to help build new dog parks and five $5,000 awards to enhance existing dog parks.

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The next big dog park could be in your community

Preparing Your Community’s Application

What You'll Need:

  • A letter from a civic leader showing support for your dog park project
  • Photos of your future dog park space or current off-leash dog park
  • Blueprints of your ideal dog park
  • Summary of how your community would benefit from the building, maintaining or enhancing of the dog park
  • A brief of ways your community has shown support for an off-leash dog park

Awards

  • We’ll choose eight communities without dog parks to receive prizes valuing $25,000 each. We’ll get to know each community’s needs and desires to determine how we can best help each community open their dog park within three years!

  • Five communities with existing dog parks will receive prizes valuing $5,000 each to help maintain and improve their current dog park. Communities who have previously won PetSafe dog parks can enter to win a park maintenance award.

Step 1: What’s Needed to Apply for a Grant

In order to qualify for a grant, your community must submit an executive summary of the community dog park that needs funding. Your community must also find land and have it approved for use as a dog park. Most importantly, you’ll also need to have your civic leaders document their support of the proposed dog park as well as their willingness to complete the project if your community is chosen. Have both your civic leaders and the landowner use the letter template below to demonstrate their approval. Then submit it with your grant application. Find our rules here.

Step 2: Apply

Enter your information below to apply for one of PetSafe’s 13 community grants. Questions? View FAQs















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