Communities Without Shelter Interventionists

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-08-2017) #519: Heather Owen, the founder and director of Chicago’s One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue (and beneficiary of the NY Dog Film Festival’s journey to the Music Box Theater there June 4th) talks about how some communities are “resource deserts” without shelter interventionists like One Tail which diverts […]

Happy Anniversary from DOG TALK on its 500th show!

Happy Anniversary from DOG TALK (and Kitties, Too!) as it reaches its 500th show! Last weekend the 500th show of Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) aired on Peconic Public Broadcasting — over 9 years of consecutive weekly shows celebrating the human-animal bond in all its permutations. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to […]

Madonna Leaves the Dog Film Festival in New York City To Go…Home

Madonna leaves the Dog Film Festival in New York City to go… home! The 2nd Annual Dog Film Festival, held at Symphony Space in New York City on October 15, was a howling success in many ways. I returned home happy, but exhausted, and then I received the fantastic news that Madonna, a 22-month-old rescued […]

Halo Gave “10,000 Bowls” to Our Shelters — How Much Food is That, Anyway?

Halo calls itself “America’s Best-Loved Holistic Pet Food” and I can assure you that is doubly true in the cities and towns where the Dog Film Festival traveled this past year! In those destinations, Halo gave 10,000 bowls of pet food to the shelter that was our partner and beneficiary in that location, through Halo’s […]

Animals with Disabilities

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-22-2016) #495: Sara Baume’s extraordinary novel SPILL SIMMER FALTER WITHER has Tracie (and surely others) comparing Baume to James Joyce for creating a new language to depict the inner life of an Outsider, and his life on the run with a vicious dog he adopts and treasures; Brenda Sizer talks […]

Exploring Unexpected Emotions in Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-01-2016) #492: Director Gabriella Russell’s film “Dogs: Guilty of Jealousy” was a student film that explores reactions and emotions that dogs were not believed to have; Susan Weidel is the lady who adopted Little Red, one of the Michael Vick fighting dogs seen in the movie “The Champions,” and she […]

Competitions for Owners and Their Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-24-2016) #491: Outdoors man and canine-human competitor Kale Casey’s movie “Dog Power” is the engine in the “Outdoors & Adventure” program of the Dog Film Festival –– a thrilling look at the myriad ways in which people, even in wheelchairs, compete with their dogs in demanding athletic competitions; Penelope Laurence’s […]

Strut with Me and Your Mutt SAT, OCT 1 in New York City

Strut with Me and Your mutt this Saturday October 1st in New York City Are you going to be in New York City this coming weekend? On Saturday October 1st you simply have to get down to Strut Your Mutt at the Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 in Tribeca. From 9 AM to 1 PM […]

The Dog Film Festival Was Boffo in Chicago!

The Dog Film Festival Was Boffo in Chicago! The dog lovers of Chicago came out in droves to see the Dog Film Festival at the wonderful Music Box theater, which worked right alongside the Festival team in doing PR. We chose Chicago because our national sponsor the Petco Foundation had given a grant to the […]

Skateboarding With a Samoyed

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-17-2016) #490: Filmmaker Dean Saffron talks about his film “One Man & His Dog” about a quiet iconic Australian who has become mythic in his town as he skateboards joyfully with his Samoyed — which will be in the “Outdoor Adventure” program of the 2nd Annual Dog Film Festival; Kathy […]