Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving dogs and cats, many with dog health information, dog and puppy training advice, and help in living harmoniously with your cat. This Gracie® Award-winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for 12 years with more than 585 consecutive shows from its originating NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting – WPPB 88.3 FM – in the Hamptons, where it is heard from the East End all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the local public radio stations: WHDD Robinhood Radio 91.9 FM, Sharon, Connecticut WCSQ-LP Radio Cobleskill 105.9 FM Cobleskill, New York Global Community Radio WRAQ 92.7 FM Angelica, New York KIEZ 106.7 FM Monroe, Louisiana KFZR 93.3 FM Frazier Park, California KLQS 96.7 FM Agua Dulce, California KAKU 88,5 FM Kahilui/Maui, Hawaii

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NYC’s First Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelter

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-3-2016) #501: Nathaniel Fields, President of the Urban Resource Institute, talks about opening NYC’s first pet-friendly domestic violence shelter (which was chronicled in a New York Times article “Where the Abused, and Their Pets, Can Be Safe,” which addresses the need for co-sheltering of pets with their owners since 40% of victims of domestic violence won’t leave their pet behind; Emily Sciarretta, Ms. Wheelchair USA, talks about her skilled service dog trained by Canine Companions for Independence and the life-altering value of service dogs; Dr. Greger Larson, the Director of the Paleogenomics & Bio-Archaeology Research Network at the Oxford University School of Archaeology, speaks about canine genetics and the origin of dogs, as described in the New York Times article in which he was quoted.