Are you a dog lover and a podcast fanatic? Whether you listen in traffic, at the gym, or while walking the dog, these pet podcasts will add a spot of warmth and animal insight to your playlist.
Podcasts are like popcorn (or puppies!)—once you try a show and fall in love, you’ll always be looking for more to add to your listening lineup.
We’ve highlighted five great dog-themed shows to subscribe to and one perfect short story from Peabody Award-winning podcast, The Moth Radio Hour.
Can I Pet Your Dog?
Can I pet your dog is a comedy podcast with a unique format twist: each episode includes dog news, tech, and events but uniquely, yes, a play-by-play breakdown of notable dogs the hosts have met since the last podcast. Sounds crazy, but this will totally suck you in if you are a true dog fanatic.
If you’re a fan of “It’s me or the dog” on TV, you’ll love celebrity dog trainer Victoria Stilwell’s Positively Podcast. This chatty and upbeat talk show covers some great topics and recent events, as well as addressing listener questions.
Pet Sounds is about you and your dog. Run by Sarah Hoyles, topics range from animals running for political office to the pet portrait tattoo trend. These short and sweet stories are a welcome playlist highlight.
The Great Dog Adventure
Trainer Fernando “Fern” Comacho dares you to make every day with your dog an adventure with this informative podcast that has, I daresay, the funniest intro of all time and a huge back catalogue of topics that are sure to pique any dog lover’s interest.
Where to start: Dogs Helping Dogs (iTunes). This episode discusses how using another dog in training situations can help your dog understand you better! It’s the power of the pack in action, and it’s a beautiful thing.
Dog Works Radio
A truly dog-powered podcast, Dog Works Radio covers mushing, Siberian huskies, dog training, plus thorough Iditarod coverage each year. This one-of-a-kind show out of Alaska ramps up for Iditarod season and has more general dog interest topics off season.
Where to start: The Serum Run (iTunes). If you aren’t familiar with the original historic event that the Iditarod sled race celebrates, listening to two dog mushers spin the tale gives unique insight into that historic journey.
Best Dog Story From A Non-Pet Podcast
This amazing true story was featured on The Moth Radio Hour .
Alone across the arctic is a story from Pam Flowers‘ book of the same name, which recounts her solo 2,500 mile journey by dogsled from Barrow, Alaska to Repulse Bay, Greenland. This vignette is about her good dog Douggie, her naughty Robert, and a chance encounter with wildlife on their journey.