Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 consecutive shows. This Gracie® Award-winning show (for “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio”), is produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner. Each show features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving practical and philosophical issues regarding our relationships with dogs and cats. The show broadcasts from the East End and reaches all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM "Robinhood Radio" in Sharon, Connecticut and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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Purina’s Pet Care Innovation Prize

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-27-2019) #633: Featuring Jazzmyn Carter, Adam Hobler, and Suzanne Fuqua. Jazzmyn Carter talks about going back to her own under-served, underprivileged community in Metro Atlanta and creating the JazzyPaw clinic, a volunteer-run spay-neuter/wellness clinic; Adam Hobler — the business development officer for 9 Square Ventures, the corporate venturing group at Purina — talks about their Pet Care Innovation Prize, which connects with early stage pet care startups; Suzanne Fuqua is the Director of the Maricopa Shelter in Arizona and discusses enrichment for cats in shelters including blowing bubbles and homemade toys, along with calming music and Comfort Zone pheromones diffusers.