THE NEW BARKER Be sure to listen to Mason Dixon, Monday morning on Q105 around 8:30am. Tampa Pet’s own Kelly H. will be interviewed by Mason for the April 24 Tampa Pet Adoption Expo, “Pets & Parrotheads” @ the Florida State Fairgrounds. The adoptables will be interviewed by Mason as well 😉

Just met up w/ Jan/Spirit4Aussie Rescue, who’s driving to Aussie Gathering/Mulberry. Taking copies of The New Barker for new fans. Yesterday Jan rescued an Aussie 1 hour from being euthanized. Was told dog was a 2 year-old female. After taking dog to vet who shaved the badly matted dog: she is a he, about 8 years old. Badly infected ear: fish hook embedded in flap. As Jan fosters, we’ll get PupDates.

Top O’ The Mornin’ To Ya’

Well it’s top o’ the morning to ya as our editor is off this morning to “Bark O’ The Irish”, a St. Patrick’s Day homage/fundraiser for Humane Society of Tampa. Come on out for food, fun, games & helping the homeless pups. Al Lopez Park near the stadium in Tampa. Then head over to Dunedin Dog Rescue’s Suds On Saturday this afternoon at The Dunedin Brewery.

On The Road Again…

This weekend’s whirlwind tour of events included covering Sarasota’s Pug Parade, SPCA Tampa Bay’s Dog Games, Orlando’s Doglympics & the NAKC All Breed Show in Kissimmee. Check back in a few hours and check out the pics.

Bayer, winner of the 2009 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge. Bayer and his owner Gary Duke traveled to Orlando from Wesley Chapel to participate in the University of Doglando's Doglympics. Dogs and their owners traveled from as far away as California and Canada to participate in the games.

Riley, a four month old Pug visiting the Pug Parade in Sarasota from St. Pete.

Costco the Yellow Lab tries the Dock Diving Speed Retrieve event at Sunday's DogLympics in Avalon Park, Orlando.

A puppy tries his skills at the SPCA Tampa Bay's Dog Games.