California Dreamin’ Of Dogs

California Dreamin’ Of Dogs The first stop on the Dog Film Festival national tour was a huge success! I am over the moon with excitement over how great the Dog Film Festival launch went this past weekend in Los Angeles. Seems like the whole town turned out to celebrate the chance to come to a […]

Melissa Helps Joan Rivers Continue Good Deeds

Melissa Is Helping Joan Rivers to Continue Doing Good Deeds I was so moved by the outpouring of love for my godmother Joan Rivers back on September 4, 2014, when she died so tragically. I’m sure she would be proud of her daughter Melissa (who is my goddaughter) who is now making it possible for […]

Meet my Goddaughter Melissa Rivers at Dog Film Festival Pooch Party in L.A.

Meet my Goddaughter Melissa Rivers at the Dog Film Festival Pooch Party in Los Angeles I’m really excited to be heading to Los Angeles to premiere the Dog Film Festival there next Saturday June 4th, but I have a very special personal reason for wanting to get there: my goddaughter Melissa Rivers has agreed to […]

Paws for Applause in Los Angeles

In preparing to take the Dog Film Festival to Los Angeles June 4th & 5th, I heard about EatSeeHear — which is an outdoor, summer-long, pet-friendly event series, with food trucks, movies and live music. I wish there was a series like this in Vermont where I now live! The events run on Saturdays from […]

Brave Heart

Brave Heart From dumped, to darling, a rescue dog finds his true calling The very first people to buy a ticket for the Afternoon Tea Pooch Party on June 4th in Los Angeles are coming with their adorable dog Yuuki, who joined their family in a very special way. On their wedding anniversary day, Kelley […]

Do Something “Cool” for the Dogs in the Sun in San Antonio

Mark your calendar for Tuesday May 3rd when we’ll all have a chance to help out the doggies waiting for their Forever Homes in San Antonio at the Animal Defense League. The dogs need some shade while enjoying the fresh air. It’s a fine feeling to know that my $10 will actually make a big difference […]

What We Learned at the Movies

The inaugural DOG FILM FESTIVAL that my Radio Pet Lady Network produced last weekend in New York City was a rousing success. What had been a crazy idea amazed me by taking wing — with the New York Times devoting half a page in the Weekend Arts section to the festival, Time Out magazine picking […]

Dog Film Festival Visionary Award to Steve Marton

The New York Dog Film Festival Visionary Award to Steve Marton The First Annual Dog Film Festival will have one award in its first year — the Visionary Award, which was created to recognize an individual who best exemplifies the intention of the Dog Film Festival: “celebrating the remarkable bond between dogs and their people.” […]

Joan Rivers Dogs Coming to the NY Dog Film Festival

Joan Rivers Dogs Coming to the NY Dog Film Festival Joan Rivers was my godmother and I miss her more than ever right now. I know she would have been thrilled about my creation, the first ever New York Dog Film Festival, which will be held October 3rd at Symphony Space at Broadway and 95th […]

The Dog Film Festival — a Dream Come True!

The Dog Film Festival — a Dream Come True! When you hear “Dog Film Festival” what do you envision it might be like? Would you imagine a Gala Premiere cocktail party with dogs welcome on a Green Carpet with professional photographers the night before? Would you envision spending a whole day seeing a banquet of […]