Monica Collins writes “Ask Dog Lady,” the lifestyle advice column about people and their pets. The column appears in many newspapers nationwide and on the Web.
Collins created “Ask Dog Lady” in 2003, recognizing the need for a smart, stylish pet column. After she got Shorty, a West Highland white terrier, Collins’ own life shifted dramatically. She changed her journalistic focus – from TV critic to lifestyle columnist. She realized how much a pet can transform relationships and shake up daily routines for the better.
“Ask Dog Lady” is about the people who love dogs, loathe dogs, and could care less but want to read something unique. The column thrives on true questions, Collins’ reporting, her empathic sense of the human-canine relationship, and many funny bones.
Collins is also on the radio with “Ask Dog Lady,” a mix of information, interviews, callers, special guests and much light-heartedness. Listen to selected sounds bites on this site.