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By Jacob Nierenberg
Friday was Take Your Dog to Work Day, and on Sunday, you’ll be able to take your dog to the movies. That’s right — the world’s first film festival for our four-legged friends is coming to Seattle.
The Dog Film Festival, founded by The Dog Bible author and Radio Pet Lady Network co-host Tracie Hotchner, debuts in Seattle later this month. It's a one-day pooch party with two 90-minute showings of short films that's designed to bring both film and dog lovers together. The festival, benefiting Seattle Humane, will be held in the SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater, with showings at 4 and 6:30 p.m.