From Foster Families to Forever Homes

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-13-2017) #524: Alison Eastwood talks about her non-profit called Foster Fur Kids in California which connects dogs with foster families until they can find forever homes; Nancy McKenney runs Marin Humane (which as “Marin Humane Society” was the beneficiary of the Dog Film Festival when it came to The Lark […]

Embracing #GivingTuesday

Embracing #GivingTuesday Today on my show Humane Talk I heard from Kim Alboum, the director of the Emergency Placement Partners program for the Humane Society of the United States.  I wanted to know more about how she and HSUS were celebrating #GivingTuesday. This day is the ultimate antidote to the rampant consumerism of Black Friday, […]

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.” […]

Feliway Diffusers to the Rescue at Southampton Shelter

Feliway Diffusers to the Rescue at Southampton Shelter Here’s a genuine and spirit-lifting thanks and shout out to Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins (my co-host on CAT CHAT® ) and the good folks at CEVA, who make the Feliway pheromone spray, wipes and diffusers. CEVA is one of my most generous sponsors and they have let me […]

The Pilgrimage For Puppy Pick-Up

As you read this, I am on my way from Vermont to Virginia, driving 10 hours to Virginia Beach, where an 8-month-old Blue (dark gray) Weimaraner pooch named Maisie is waiting for me. It’s thrilling, unexpected, and bittersweet — until the moment I hold her in my arms and then it will be All Good. […]

Dog Talk #353 (12/28/2013)

Dog Talk #353 (12/28/2013): Guests include Pat Gray, Director of Southampton Animal Shelter (the Official Shelter of the show), who saw a noticeable reduction in the stress levels of the pets waiting for their Forever Homes after using the generous donation of Adaptil collars for dogs and Feliway diffusers for cats; Author, Marc Bekoff talks […]