Helping Homeless Pet Owners

DOG TALK (and Kitties Too!) #464: Social worker Christine Kim talks about continuing her specialty of working with homeless people and their special relationship with their pets through the group Social Workers Advancing the Human Animal Bond; Dr. William Giles is the founder and director of the WisCARES Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which […]

A Happy Ending for a Homeless Lady and Her Dog

A Happy Ending for a Homeless Lady and Her Dog The recent inaugural Dog Film Festival in New York City gave me and the audience many opportunities to look at the human-canine bond from different perspectives. Many of us treasure and value our connection with our dogs and cannot imagine life without them — but […]

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.” […]

Living Homeless With a Pet

Dog Talk (08-29-2015) #436: Christine Kim is a social worker for homeless people, especially those with pets, which is how she came to direct the Dog Film Festival selection “Myra & Prince,” about a gorgeous Vegas performer who became homeless and remained that way for a long time because she couldn’t find a shelter that […]