Value of Hip Replacement Surgery

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (07-23-2016)#482: Dr. Rob Hart, an orthopedic surgeon from NYC’s Animal Medical Center, explains the value of hip replacement surgery in dogs and the swift permanent relief it affords them; Christine Benninger, president & CEO of Guide Dogs for the Blind, talks about Joan Rivers’ devotion to their organization and how […]

California Dreamin’ Of Dogs

California Dreamin’ Of Dogs The first stop on the Dog Film Festival national tour was a huge success! I am over the moon with excitement over how great the Dog Film Festival launch went this past weekend in Los Angeles. Seems like the whole town turned out to celebrate the chance to come to a […]

Melissa Helps Joan Rivers Continue Good Deeds

Melissa Is Helping Joan Rivers to Continue Doing Good Deeds I was so moved by the outpouring of love for my godmother Joan Rivers back on September 4, 2014, when she died so tragically. I’m sure she would be proud of her daughter Melissa (who is my goddaughter) who is now making it possible for […]

Joan Rivers Dogs Coming to the NY Dog Film Festival

Joan Rivers Dogs Coming to the NY Dog Film Festival Joan Rivers was my godmother and I miss her more than ever right now. I know she would have been thrilled about my creation, the first ever New York Dog Film Festival, which will be held October 3rd at Symphony Space at Broadway and 95th […]

Japanese Chin Vinny the Vivamune Puppy

Japanese Chin Vinny the Vivamune Puppy My radio sponsor Vivamune makes an immune-system-boosting supplement that I wanted some of my special listeners to “road test,” and I thought of the beautiful little Japanese Chins being rescued and fostered, often from puppy mills, who might really benefit from the added boost to their wellness. My own […]

Dog Talk #396 (11/22/2014)

Dog Talk (11/22/2014) #396: Renowned author Dean Koontz takes a break from writing his own books (400 million of the best-sellers already sold) and lets his wonderful Golden Retriever Anna (a retired service dog from Canine Companions for Independence) write her advice to other dogs in ASK ANNA; Nicole Wilde is a dog trainer who […]

Dog Talk #390 (10-04-2014)

Dog Talk (10-04-2014) #390: Dr. Amy Attas was the vet for Joan Rivers’ dogs for 25 years and is New York’s premier house call veterinarian with her practice City Pets — a pug lover herself from childhood, Dr. Amy talks about the benefits for the pets and the people of having the affordable luxury of […]

Dog Talk #387 (9/13/2014): Remembering Joan Rivers & her love of dogs

Dog Talk (9/13/2014) #387: The show is dedicated to Tracie’s godmother Joan Rivers, focusing on Joan’s love of her dogs. The show begins with a eulogy to Joan in the form of Tracie’s 43 years of memories of the many dogs that were part of the family, followed by two previous interviews that Joan did […]

My Godmother Joan Rivers Absolutely Loved Dogs

My Godmother Joan Rivers Absolutely Loved Dogs Joan Rivers was my godmother — and her daughter Melissa is my goddaughter. (We came together 43 years ago in Los Angeles, as East Coast transplants, and formed our own patchwork family. My own mother had died when I was only a girl.) It was a cherished relationship […]