The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (04/16/22)

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:  Sunshine and clouds mixed. High of 43.  “D”

SUNDAY:  A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. High of 39. “D”

Speaking of dog walking…

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

Puppy scam: Americans desperate for a canine companion paid for imaginary pups.

‘Now I’m pissed’: Secret Service agents outraged by White House spin over ‘first dog’ bites.

Today’s veterinarian shortage: How it could affect your dog or cat.

Stanley Coren: Can a Few Minutes With a Therapy Dog Help Relieve Pain?

PHOTO: Ukrainian children take part in a therapy session with a therapeutic dog, in a complex set up as a shelter organized by volunteers, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine. Photo: REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

PHOTO: In Bursa, Turkey, Emre Demir takes care of more than 300 dogs at an animal rescue built with donations. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

‘Heartbreaker’ Rescue Dog Stood Up at His Adoption Party Finds a Home After 225 Days in Shelter.

ICYMI last week, about your dog’s bowl….

OK. Here we go. Monday was National Pet Day. Colleen Paige, animal welfare advocate and pet and family lifestyle expert, founded National Pet Day in 2006 to celebrate the joy pets can bring to us. But she also wanted to bring attention to the ongoing needs of many pets of all kinds waiting in shelters to be adopted. Which pet makes better financial sense, a cat or a dog?

Vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs, study suggests.

A beginner’s guide to pet passports.

Can owning a dog be a ‘selfish’ pursuit? This academic thinks so.

There’s a reason humans melt when they see ‘puppy dog eyes,’ new research reveals.

Naughty dogs: Here are the 10 most mischievous breeds of adorable dog.

A New Survey Reveals Dog Personality Types—Which One Does Your Pet Have?

Time to Tell America’s Dogs This Arrangement Won’t Last Forever.

Students Write Adorable Letters on Behalf of Shelter Animals to Boost Adoptions – And it Worked

Tennessee dog wins wackiest name crown in national contest.

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!

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