Working Like Dogs podcasts win Award at New Mexico Communications Contest

Santa Fe, NM; March 31, 2010 – Working Like Dogs, the Internet radio series on, has just won first place for best News podcast in the annual contest run by the New Mexico Press Women. It will now move on to the national competition.

Hosted by Marcie Davis, a member of a service dog team for over 16 years and the award-winning author of Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook, Davis began the radio show last year to answer the myriad of questions she was always being asked.

“People want to know how to obtain an assistance dog, or need information about nutrition, healthcare and retirement to better care for their own dog partners,” Davis says. “The Working Like Dogs podcasts let me provide that information so it’s available to everyone.”

Each week a new topic is presented in the 30-minute shows hosted by Davis and her service dog, Whistle. Guests on the show to date have included dog trainers, puppy raisers, veterinarians, representatives from service dog organizations, the leader of a K-9 correctional team, specialists in working dog equipment, and family members living with a service dog team.

The topics discussed have ranged from an overview of what assistance dogs do to how to cure doggie breath.

All podcasts are available free of charge at any time, with new episodes added each week. To access the podcasts, visit or and click on the Working Like Dogs podcasts. Select the topic you want and start listening and learning about working dogs.

Davis also blogs at and the website is a resource for people worldwide with working and service dogs, or who would just like to learn more about them.

The annual New Mexico Communication Contest recognizes excellence in a wide variety of media. The message—how well it communicates, how it is directed to its target audience, how well it achieves its objectives—is the judging standard. In the podcast category, judges consider originality, creativity, content organization and effective communication of message.

Contact: For more information contact Marcie Davis,, 1-866-445-DOGS (3647), or visit

Visuals: Photos, including ones of Marcie and Whistle, are available in the Press Room at