Dog parks across the country, from Alabama to Arizona, are being built and improved upon as part of the Beneful Dream Dog Park project, according to a press release reported on MultiVu on June 24th. Since the project’s inception in 2010 by the Beneful dog food company, the four grand prize winners of the contest and their doggie counterparts have upgraded their parks into customized paradises with splash pads, an innovative tennis ball launching tree, obstacle courses and Beneful’s signature Doxie Tunnel. This year, for its fifth year running, the Beneful team is on the hunt for organizers of dog park projects across the country to provide need-based funding for work on their parks.
The Beneful team works side-by-side with local volunteers and shares their dog park safety tips to upgrade the spaces that provide a backdrop for the all-important human-animal bond. They support crowdfunding campaigns and fundraising groups and work with leaders within their communities to make a difference in the local landscape while providing financial support, a volunteer workforce and dog park expertise. Beneful brand director Brent Glecker describes their contribution: “At Beneful, we know dogs and owners share a special bond, and there’s a special place in their hearts for their local dog parks. We’ve experienced it ourselves with our dogs, and we’ve seen it firsthand through our Dream Dog Park program.”
They will also be leading a makeover of the Lucas Park Dog Park in St. Louis, Mo that features dog-friendly turf and a Beneful Doxie Tunnel, which is slated to be unveiled later this month.