The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (06/12/21)

The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…Originally written by both my lovely wife, Jennifer and me, this blog brings you the latest news about our furry friends including articles, columns, photos and videos. Enjoy!

THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors.

TODAY:  Scattered thunderstorms. High of 82.  “B”

SUNDAY:  Sunny. High of 85 “A”

Speaking of dog walking, when it’s too hot to trot, Lauren Rautenkranz, meteorologist at First Coast News Jacksonville, FL offers tips:


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Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.

Movement to Ban ‘Puppy Mill’ Dogs in Pet Stores Gains Steam.

An investigation by FOX 13 and The Salt Lake Tribune examined 39 body camera videos depicting K-9 bites from the three largest police departments in Salt Lake County: Unified Police Department, West Valley City and Salt Lake City.
In eight of those videos, suspects had their hands up or were face down when the dog attacked:

Editorial: In WI, K-9 sniffing marijuana dogs still have some job security.

Opinion: Can dogs sniff out the coronavirus in people? Yes or no?

When should you get your dog ready for a ‘return to normal’? Yesterday.

No audience, new venue, but Westminster dog show barks on.

The U.S. Capitol Police Are Adding An Emotional Support Dog To The Force.

In Utah the mail wasn’t delivered for months:

Why are small dogs so fierce?

Dog DNA tests are a thing. Here’s what happened when I tried this $51 kit on my mutt.

‘Wheel of Fortune’ fans offer condolences on social media after Pat Sajak announces death of dog.

Tara Lipinski Posts Touching Tribute to Dog: ‘I’m So Lucky He Was Mine.’ 

This boy loves his Pokémon cards. But he sold them to save his dog’s life, and donations are pouring in.

Dog rescued after wandering through Arctic ice for more than a week.

More good news. Video and story from Idaho.

In Virginia Beach…


Oh my gosh. ANOTHER good news item…this one’s from WI.

He realized his dogs have an unusual skill. Now he uses them to help save turtles.

TV personality Jill Duggar Dillard Defends Feeding Unused Breast Milk to Her Dog: ‘She’s Fine.’

PHOTO: An ‘All-American Dog’ jumps through a hoop in the Agility demonstration during the press preview ahead of the 145th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York, June 8, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

After a fan contest, Oconomowoc’s new independent professional baseball team has an official name.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for stopping by.

We’d really appreciate it if you forward this on to other dog lovers you know. Let them have some fun!

See ya, BARK, next Saturday!

Take it easy, Henry.

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