About Us

The Barking Lot is 100% locally owned, managed and operated.


Heather MacLeod is the owner and General Manager of The Barking Lot.

Rosie and Heather SQBorn and raised in Fredericton, Heather earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of New Brunswick and gained much of her retail, management and marketing experience before following her heart and opening The Barking Lot in 2005.

Since acquiring her first German Shepherd dog in 1987, Heather has been a member of the CKC and an active member of River Valley Obedience Club since 1989. She has gained first-hand experience in obedience training, tracking, scent detection, agility, flyball, conformation shows and dog breeding. Heather is also a Canadian Kennel Club tracking judge.

Heather's household includes one German Shepherd, Rosie and a very tolerant cat, Hope. Rosie is one of the few dogs in Canada that has earned a Tracking Champion title; she has also earned titles in rally obedience and scent detection, all trained using force-free methods.


All of The Barking Lot's staff members are experienced pet parents, willing and able to help with your questions on the pet products that we carry!