The Radio Pet Lady Network™ is a pet talk radio network with a dozen delightfully informative radio programs, co-hosted by Tracie Hotchner with top veterinarians and other pet experts. The shows are accessible from any computer or mobile device, can be heard on iTunes and Stitcher, or can be downloaded from each show’s podcast library.

Tracie Hotchner is a nationally acclaimed pet wellness advocate, who wrote THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. She is recognized as the premiere voice for pets and their people on pet talk radio. She continues to produce and host her own Gracie® Award winning NPR show DOG TALK®  (and Kitties, Too!) from Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons after 9 consecutive years and over 500 shows. She produced and hosted her own live, call-in show CAT CHAT® on the Martha Stewart channel of Sirius/XM for over 7 years until the channel was canceled, when Tracie created her own Radio Pet Lady Network where she produces and co-hosts CAT CHAT® along with 10 other pet talk radio podcasts with top veterinarians and pet experts.

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Tracie also is the Founder and Director of the annual NY Dog Film Festival™, a celebration on film of the love between dogs and their people. Canine-themed short films from around the world — documentary, animated and narrative  —  create a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. Halo, Purely or Pets was a Founding Sponsor of the 1st Dog Film Festival in NYC in 2015 and the Petco Foundation became the national Founding Sponsor in 2016, making it possible for the festival to travel the country in 2016 and 2017.

Tracie also founded and directs the NY Cat Film Festival (TM), a medley of short cat-centric films that explore the mystique of the fascinating felines who share our lives..

With a New York City premiere every December, both Festivals travel around the country, partnering in each location with an outstanding animal welfare organization that brings adoptable dogs to the theater and receives a portion of the ticket sales.


Tracie lives in Bennington, Vermont – where the Radio Pet Lady Network™ studio is based – and where her 12 acres are well-used by Maisie and Wanda, her 2-girl pack of lovely, lively rescued Weimaraners.