May is Mental Health Month

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-01-2022) #777: Featuring Julia Hansen, Janessa Vanden Berge, and Dr. RuthAnn Lobos. College student Julia Hansen — who founded Yellow Tulip Project when she was a teenager concerned about friends taking their own lives — kicks off May, the Mental Health Month, by partnering with Merrick Pet Care to raise […]

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% […]

Dog Talk #382 (8/02/2014)

Dog Talk (8/02/2014) #382: Wayne Cavanaugh is president of the United Kennel Club, which holds dog shows which are more than “beauty pageants” and in which dogs have to perform in various arenas — their motto being “real dogs for real people” — and discusses the serious health problems that have evolved in generations of […]

Dog Talk #375 (6-14-2014)

Dog Talk (6-14-2014) #375:  Ann Phinney’s book FINDING MY WAY TO MOOSE RIVER FARM is about what happens when you make a childhood dream come true — and discusses the differences between dogs and pigs and how they learn and cohabitate with people; Stan Yocum is a puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence and […]

Dog Talk #345 Tracie Hotchner (11-02-2013)

Dog Talk #345: Tracie is mad about Jincy Willett’s social satire Amy Falls Down in which her Bassett Hound sets in motion a huge sea change for a reclusive writer; Corey Hudson from Canine Companion for Independence (cci.org) talks about the moral bankruptcy of people using fake service dog vests so they can take their […]