Beneful Invites You to Dream Dog Park Contest

Beneful brand dog food is announcing its Dream Dog Park Contest that invites dog owners to share ideas for the ultimate dog park for their daily adventures with their best buddy.

Now in its second year, the contest challenges dog owners to get creative and Dream Big as they answer the question: If you had $500,000 to spend to create the ultimate dream dog park, what would you do?

Functional or just plain fun, one lucky Grand Prize Winner’s idea will help serve as inspiration for a half-million dollar makeover of a dog park that the entire community can enjoy. Dog owners can enter the contest from now through June 21 at

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“I’m thrilled to be part of a contest that lets dog owners dream about ways to spend even more quality time with their four-legged friends,” said Jason Cameron, TV personality, dog owner and head designer for the Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest.

“I was amazed by the creative ideas dog owners dreamed up for last year’s contest and can’t wait to see what they come up with this year. Don’t hold back, because $500,000 can build one amazing dog park in your area.”

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To enter the Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest, dog owners are asked to complete an online entry form and submit a 250-word (or less) essay that answers the question: If you had $500,000 to create a dream dog park for you and your best buddy, what would you do?

Entrants must also include a photo of them with their dog showing how life is better when they are together.

In addition to having his or her idea(s) help serve as inspiration for a $500,000 makeover of a dog park, the Grand Prize Winner will receive a $10,000 cash award and a year’s supply of Beneful brand dog food. In addition, nineteen runners-up will each receive a year’s supply of Beneful brand dog food.

The Beneful Dream Team, which includes Cameron and pet expert and bestselling author Arden Moore, will serve as judges to help select the winner. Cameron will also manage the transformation of the park, with Moore providing expertise from the dog’s point of view.

Manufactured by Nestle Purina PetCare Company, Beneful brand dog food offers a full line of wet, dry and treats formulas that offer a perfect balance of taste and nutrition, says the company.

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Rakesh Raman