Two Happiest Audience Members at Dog Film Festival in Seattle

I’m just back from Seattle and the thrill of bringing the Dog Film Festival there, with a phenomenal turn out! Fully half the audience members had four legs and brought along their enthusiastic and appreciative humans! During the showings of short films, all of which included dogs, the dogs in the audience made sporadic barking […]

The Tragedy of Orlando and the Victims’ Pets Left Behind

The Tragedy of Orlando and the Victims’ Pets Left Behind I had not seen my old friend Donanne in Los Angeles for many years, so I was very happy to be headed there in the first week of June with the Dog Film Festival. With a grant from the Petco Foundation, I’m touring the country […]

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 […]

Paws for Applause in Los Angeles

In preparing to take the Dog Film Festival to Los Angeles June 4th & 5th, I heard about EatSeeHear — which is an outdoor, summer-long, pet-friendly event series, with food trucks, movies and live music. I wish there was a series like this in Vermont where I now live! The events run on Saturdays from […]

Brave Heart

Brave Heart From dumped, to darling, a rescue dog finds his true calling The very first people to buy a ticket for the Afternoon Tea Pooch Party on June 4th in Los Angeles are coming with their adorable dog Yuuki, who joined their family in a very special way. On their wedding anniversary day, Kelley […]

Do Something “Cool” for the Dogs in the Sun in San Antonio

Mark your calendar for Tuesday May 3rd when we’ll all have a chance to help out the doggies waiting for their Forever Homes in San Antonio at the Animal Defense League. The dogs need some shade while enjoying the fresh air. It’s a fine feeling to know that my $10 will actually make a big difference […]

Young Readers Edition of Inside of a Dog

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too) (04-23-2016) #469: Alexandra Horowitz is back with a young reader’s edition of her hugely successful book INSIDE OF A DOG, and the idea that “We treat kids and dogs as unsatisfactory adults rather than meeting them where they stand — closer to the ground!”; Alice Calabrese is the CEO of […]

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 […]

How PETCO Supports Rescue Organizations

DOG TALK (and Kitties Too!) (02-20-2016) #461: Susanne Kogut, president of the PETCO Foundation, talks about their primary mission being to support rescue organizations that are working to make the U.S. a life-saving nation; Kate Goettleman — Australian Cattle dog and Corgi breeder — talks about matching peoples’ lifestyle to a breed of dog; Dr. […]