Tacoma resident competes for 'Dream Dog Park' dollars for Point Defiance

Tacoma resident Mike Friehl and his four-legged friend "Buddy" are among 59 contestants to enter the Beneful WagWorld Dream Dog...

Tacoma resident Mike Friehl and his four-legged friend “Buddy” are among 59 contestants to enter the Beneful WagWorld Dream Dog Park competition, according to Metro Parks Tacoma. Friehl hopes to score a major donation to benefit the off-leash area at Point Defiance Park.

If his entry is selected as one of the top 10 received, his efforts could lead to $500,000 in improvements for Point Defiance. Among Friehl’s many concepts for enhancing the space, which he and Buddy use regularly, would be to add an obstacle area where dogs can be trained or practice their skills negotiating tunnels, ladders, balance beams and zigzag courses; create a fenced area for pets that need a boundary when playing off-leash; and update the shelter and add seating areas

Check out all of Mike and Buddy’s ideas for enhancing the off-leash area by watching their video entry online at http://dreamdogpark.wagworld.com/ViewIndividualEntry.aspx?contestantid=1305 .

A panel of judges will determine which 10 of the 59 entries will advance in the contest to be part of a popular vote competition which will run from July 14 to Aug. 11.

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