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The D-backs are hosting dogs at Chase Field for every Sunday home game this season

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Bark at the Park events, which many MLB ballparks hold once or twice each season, have always been great. Where else can you witness dogs taking in a sporting event alongside their owners? Sometimes you see things like a dog dressed as a hot dog, eating a hot dog:

But the D-backs just changed the whole game. On Monday, the team announced the installation of the PetSmart Patio, "where dog-loving fans can bring their dogs to all 13 Sunday D-backs home games in the 2016 season."
There will be dog ice cream, "Most Valuable Pup" awards, dog adoptions and even a dog park complete with a baseball diamond on which, we assume, there will be dog baseball games. Everybody cross your fingers that the D-backs remember this from a few years ago, and get dog cams for an entire dog lineup -- sorry, a starting (ca)nine: