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About Tracie Hotchner

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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. 

Tracie lives in Bennington, Vermont with Maisie and Wanda Hotchner, her 2-girl pack of lovely, lively rescued Weimaraners.



Our Non-profit Beneficiaries

In every location where the NY Dog Film Festival™ travels, an animal welfare organization in the community will be the beneficiary of a portion of every ticket. These non-profit organizations will be honored as part of the festivities at every theater and have the opportunity for education and outreach about volunteering, adoption and fostering.