Tracie Hotchner is the Founder and Director of the NY Dog Film Festival™ and is a nationally acclaimed pet wellness advocate, who wrote THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. For over 10 years, Tracie has produced and hosted nearly 550 consecutive episodes of her own NPR show DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) from Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons. For over 7 years, she produced and hosted her own live, call-in show CAT CHAT® on the Martha Stewart channel of Sirius/XM until that channel was canceled. Tracie then created her own Radio Pet Lady Network where she has become a premiere voice for pets and their people, producing and co-hosting CAT CHAT® along with 10 other pet talk radio podcasts with top veterinarians and pet experts.
The NY Dog Film Festival™ is a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people, offering dog lovers a shared audience experience of canine-themed films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain about the human-canine bond. With a New York City premiere every fall, the Festival then travels around the country, supporting local animal welfare groups which bring people and pets together, along with our national partner and beneficiary, Dogs Playing for Life.