My vegetarian friend, Adrienne, in East Hampton is so grateful to Halo for their meatless dog food, Vegan Garden Medley, which is made with protein from lower-glycemic ingredients like chickpeas. It includes essential vitamins and nutrients in both versions, the tasty kibble and canned. Adrienne’s rescue dogs, Cookie (older lady with white whiskers) and her young dude Larry—adopted from the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons—adore their veggie chow. What’s important to Adrienne is that she can feed them well-balanced and delicious meals without having to bring meat into her home, which is important for her lifelong adherence to vegetarianism. Halo donates a bowl of food to shelters with every purchase, so Adrienne and her family are passing the love along to less fortunate pets.
Tracie Hotchner 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. She is recognized as the premiere voice for pets and their people on pet talk radio. She continues to produce and host her own Gracie® Award winning NPR show DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) from Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons after 9 consecutive years and over 500 shows. She produced and hosted her own live, call-in show CAT CHAT® on the Martha Stewart channel of Sirius/XM for over 7 years until the channel was canceled, when Tracie created her own Radio Pet Lady Network where she produces and co-hosts CAT CHAT® along with 10 other pet talk radio podcasts with top veterinarians and pet experts.
Tracie also is the Founder and Director of the annual NY Dog Film Festival, a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people. Short canine-themed documentary, animated and narrative films from around the world create a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. With a New York City premiere every October, the Festival then travels around the country, partnering in each location with an outstanding animal welfare organization that brings adoptable dogs to the theater and receives half the proceeds of the ticket sales. Halo was a Founding Sponsor in 2015 and donated 10,000 meals to the beneficiary shelters in every destination around the country in 2016.
Tracie lives in Bennington, Vermont – where the Radio Pet Lady Network studio is based – and where her 12 acres are well-used by her 2-girl pack of lovely, lively rescued Weimaraners, Maisie and Wanda.