Good News for Pets and Nifty Prizes in a Special Contest Beginning April 4th Midnight ET!

On the most recent Dog Talk (and Kitties, Too!) I interviewed Lea-Ann Germinder, founder of—an outstanding news outlet with great articles focused pets—and the NYC communications firm Germinder & Associates.

Listen to Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) from April 1, 2017 below:

I am delighted that the NY Dog Film Festival [NY DFF] has found a media sponsor and partner in Lea-Ann, who has been a strong voice and wonderful presence in the pet industry for years. Her intelligence and passion for animals is evident on every page of, which is a great resource for veterinary and pet news as well as answers to pet behavioral issues, guest interviews and much more—including contests

Celebrating its 17th year of providing pet content, has joined me as a media sponsor for the NY Dog Film Festival. As such, they are hosting a special contest and will be giving away sterling silver heart-paw charms by designer Elena Kriegner and the book Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, as well as a personal donation to the shelter or rescue of each winner’s choice.

To enter the contest, visit the contest page and use the keywords NY Dog Film Festival. The contest begins at midnight ET on April 4th and goes to midnight on April 28th. Good luck!

In the meantime, check out all the great content on and share the stories you like on Facebook.

I hope you can join me in Kansas City on April 7-9 where the NY Dog Film Festival will be part of the KC FilmFest with two different matinees on the 7th and 9th . And I look forward to welcoming you and your dog to the fantastic Pooch Party hosted by K9 Advantix II for cocktails with your dog at the very dog-friendly Sheraton Country Club Plaza on Saturday April 8th.

I’ll be on the road cross-country throughout the year as I take the NY Dog Film Festival to many different cities, with a return to NYC with the 3rd Annual NY Dog Film Festival on Nov. 5th. Can’t wait to see you—and for you to experience the NY DFF for yourself!

—Tracie Hotchner
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