New Radio Program to Offer Information For Pet Owners in NW Indiana

A new show about pet behaviors, the relationship between pets and people, dog obedience and animal legislative issues is coming to Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1FM.

Local NPR affiliate Lakeshore Public Radio will begin airing the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana’s “Ask Ollie” show on Tuesday, May 1st. Ollie is the most famous dog to have been rescued by Gary’s Humane Society. He was transported to northwest Indiana from Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina and adopted by board president emeritus, Viktoria Voller, “I was surprised to discover one morning that Ollie was writing animal advice for neighborhood dogs and cats. It wasn’t long after that he became a regular columnist for the Post Tribune. “

Ollie, the snarky black and white Shih Tzu will host his own show. “We’re excited to be working with Ollie and his two legged friend Viktoria Voller. As a pet owner myself, I’m interested in learning about pet care from this unique perspective of the animal. This is a fun and entertaining way to become more educated,” remarked Wende Burbridge, VP of Development at Lakeshore Public Media.

The show will also stream online and be available for download at Pets may write Ollie at

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