Dog park contest underway


Dog food company Beneful has launched its annual Dream Dog Park contest, with entries being accepted until Aug. 22.  A short essay about what the perfect dog park would look like and a photo depicting “how life is better when you and your dog are together,” is all that’s required for entry.  One contest winner will receive a $500,000 makeover of a local dog park, $10,000 cash and a one-year supply of Beneful brand dog food.  The 2011 contest winner recently saw her dream park open in Alabaster, AL.  That park includes a senior sanctuary, water features, and an “adventure path” for the pups.  Learn more at