Funny Lil Tid Bit: One survey reports that 33 percent of dog owners admit they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages for their dog on their answering machines.

Jogging past the Dog Park: One lady said in published comments that the Destin Dog Park has to be the happiest place in Okaloosa County! Yip, yap, yep … there’s always lots of tailwagin' fun for everyone.

Hide and Seek? It may seem like the donation page for the Destin Dog Park is hard to find, but it’s easy. Just go to and on the site search bar type in The Destin Dog Park. Then click on the secure Pay Pal page to donate a monthly treat.

Howl all about it: A new upscale pampered pooch grooming salon, kennel and doggie day care center is opening soon. Stay glued to the Destin Dog Log for grand opening treats.

Oh for Barking out Loud: A cute pawsome tale from the Dog Park. Did you know that the Destin Dog Park has a “locals” meet-n-greet daily at 3 p.m.? It’s true and it’s the one place you can go solo with your furry friend and be welcomed by pooches with lots-o-smooches.

Tail waggin time teller? Craig Benson of Destin says that his dog Sandy nudges him at 2:55 to be on time for their daily  3 p.m. meet-n-greet at the Destin Dog Park.

First Timer: Brenda Holdman, a new Destinite, brought her two dogs Trump and Glitzy to the dog park. Brenda was surprised that her dogs could run off leash and was impressed at how nice and clean the dog park was. Brenda shared with me that when she originally had found her dog Trump, he was in an intersection and in very frail condition. He got his name, because he stares or watches “The Apprentice” and for some reason, is totally mesmerized by Donald Trump’s voice. Plus, her dog has red hair and a comb over.

Local Park Pack Regulars: Peter Ristoff, a Destinite from Bulgaria, and his calm black Pomeranian named Mickey, are also regulars at the 3 p.m. Dog Park meet-n-greet.     

What a Barkriffic idea: Not into clubbing or Internet dating? How about a furriendly 5-6 p.m. meet-n-greet for friends of the Destin Dog Park on Saturdays? Don’t worry, your faithful furry friend will be there to chaperone and their nose, knows, who’s who before you do! Just remember to let your dog do the talking.

P.S. Paw Script: Do you have a tale to tell? Have you met a great new friend or “someone special” at the Dog Park? Share your story and it may be featured in next month’s issue!

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CHOW for now!

P.A. Melle’, a.k.a The Destin Dog Whisperer/Pooch Scoop reporter, is a resident of Destin, freelance writer and American Red Cross volunteer. Send your upcoming pawsome news and/or events, to