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Can I Pet Your Dog?

Can I Pet Your Dog? is a show for unapologetic dog lovers. Every Tuesday, hosts Renee and Allegra tell you about dogs they've met, dogs in the news, and any other dog they can think of. If they see a dog, they're going to pet it.
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May 17, 2016

Hello there friends! Guest producer Rob Pera is sitting in for Travis this week, and things are getting crazy around CIPYD HQ. Allegra tells us about Blue Heelers, Renee tells us about being a temporary dog owner as she dogsits Norma and Gizmo, and there's a new Bat Dog at the plate for a College Baseball team in Savannah! Enjoy the chaos that happens when Renee and Allegra are left unsupervised! Don't forget to share and tell all your friends to check us out! 

May 10, 2016

Well, hey there! Thanks for stopping in! We're so excited to share today's episode with you! You'll get to hear about Duchess the coffee shop dog and Remy the French Bulldog in Dogs We Met This Week! Learn all about Newfoundlands and their amazing swimming/couch sitting abilities in Mutt Minute! We are so excited to be joined by amazing actor and enthusiastic dog lover Alison Becker! She tells us all about her dog Dignan and we couldn't be happier to hear it! This is a good one folks! Enjoy and don't forget to tell a friend!

May 3, 2016

Hey there everyone! Welcome to another great episode! In Dogs We Met This Week, it's been a great big-dog week for the Colvert family! A big Noodle and a new Great Dane! In Mutt Minute, learn all about Bull Terriers and the "original party animal"! We'rejoined this week by the incredible Julie Klausner! She's an actor,show creator and most importantly: A Basset Hound fan! Also, we have some very exciting news regarding pet shop dogs! We're so glad you joined us for another good one! Enjoy and be sure to tell a friend!

Apr 26, 2016

Hello Friends! Welcome back to another great episode! We are so happy to see you! Hugs all around! We went on a field trip and visited the Dog Cafe and we'll tell you all about it in Dogs We Met This Week! Also, as a bonus, some really nice humans we met this week! In Mutt Minute, you get to learn all about Buttercup (Border Terriers)! We're joined this week by science reporter and podcaster Sanden Totten (another bonus, you also get to here from his awesome fiancee Kathy!) Sanden not only tells us about his dog Penelope, he also gives us a science lesson on dog noses! Laugh a little and learn a little this week! And don't forget to tell a friend! 

Apr 19, 2016

Oh goodness, this is a good one folks! We are so excited for you to hear it! Once Allegra and Renee put their Great Dane Kiss" feud aside, we really get into some great stuff! Allegra tells you all about the dog butts she met this week! Spoiler, we say butts A LOT! Learn all about Basenjis in this week's Mutt Minute! We're joined this week by internet royalty! Vlogger, podcaster and awesome guy Hank Green joins us to tell all about his adventures with owning animals! Listen, enjoy and don't forget to share with all your friends!

Apr 12, 2016

Welcome to another episode of Can I Pet Your Dog! Now, listen to us talk about amusement parks for 10 minutes! OK, back to dogs! In Dogs We Met This Week, Cassidy protects Travis from (fake) Murder! Renee gives you a more-or-less 60 second Miniature Pinscher rundown in Mutt Minute! We've got an interview with YA author Amy Spalding mostly about her dog Violet. In Dog News, the US's first Dog Cafe and dogs used as pro tennis ball retrievers! Enjoy!

Apr 5, 2016

Hello friends! No new episode this week... APRIL FOOLS! And just like all April Fool jokes, that wasn't funny! We also talk a little about taxes, another thing that is no fun! But you know what is fun? A Town Crier! Learn all about Clyde the Shop Dog in Dogs We Met This Week! Get the scoop on Greyhounds in Mutt Minute! We're joined this week by Lisa Hanawalt and Adam Conover to talk about their dog Indy WHO ALSO JOINS US! What an exciting episode!

Mar 29, 2016

It's time once again for another great episode! As you know, Easter is right around the corner... from when we recorded this on Saturday. Have you painted and hid your Easter Dog Bones? If so, then let's get on with the episode! Allegra may have just fallen in love with a new (old!) fuzzy friend in Dogs We Met This Week! Renee tells us all about Pugs and we make wild speculation about possible porcine ancestry in Mutt Minute! We are so excited to be joined by Evan Sinclair ( a writer on Mutt and Stuff) to hear what it's like to work on a TV show for kids that is full of real life dogs! He also shares with us his very strong views on non-fuzzy pets! Enjoy!

Mar 22, 2016

Hello friends! It's Week 2 of MaxFunDrive and oh boy are we happy to see you! We have put together an AMAZING show for you this week! First, hear Renee's harrowing babysitting tale in Dogs We Met (BABYSAT!) This Week! (Warning, it gets a little gross!) Then, learn a lot about Beagles and a little 'bout Snoopy in this week's Mutt Minute! We have an INCREDIBLE interview with internet superstar Veronica Belmont! She tells us all about her amazing dog Bodega and surprises us with her incredible and surprising dog activity! Then, a SECOND INTERVIEW with MaxFun founder and podcast guru Jesse Thorn! Like we said, this week's episode is amazing! And don't forget to support CIPYD in the MaxFunDrive! www.maximumfun.org/donate

Mar 15, 2016

EVERYONE! We are so excited! It's our first MaxFunDrive! The internet is all abuzz with energy and anticipation! We have a very special episode to celebrate our first MFD! In Dogs We Met This Week... A BABY BULLDOG! Learn all about Tibetan Mastiffs in Mutt Minute! We are the most excited that our guest this week is John Roberts from Bob's Burgers and his hit Youtube videos! Hear all about John's adorable dogs! Then, Renee has some amazing Dog Tech in the form of some of the most advanced dog collars on the market! Enjoy the show and then go to maximumfun.org/donate and become a donor! Then, let us know so we can thank you!

Mar 8, 2016

Hello dog lovers/wanters! Thanks for joining us once again! This week, hear about Calvin the neighbor dog in Dogs We Met This Week! And we talk about the dog we want to meet, new MaxFun office dog George! Learn all about Bull Mastiffs in Mutt Minute! We redesign "Beware of Dog" signs to make them more accurate! Comic, artist and our designer Paige Weldon joins us to tell us all about her timely named childhood dogs! In Dog News, we learn all about TSA dogs AND their trading cards! This is a fun one folks!

Mar 1, 2016

It's a beautiful day here in Los Angeles, but more importantly... WE MET FOUR DOGS THIS WEEK! FOUR! And we're gonna tell you all about them in Dogs We Met This Week. We'll also tell you all the info about Pomeranians we can fit in 60 seconds (and a little more) in Mutt Minute! We are so excited to be joined by author Julie Falatko to learn about her dog WHO WE'VE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE! Finally, learn all about a program helping find homes for Chihuahua across the country!

Feb 23, 2016

Hey there friends! It's time once again! Time for a whole 50ish minute conversation all about dogs! Learn about Dogs We Me This Week and the fact that Travis believes all Basset Hounds are old! Allegra gets TWO MINUTES in this week's Mutt Minute to tell us all about Pit Bulls, or should we say "Gooble Terriers"? We are so excited to be joined by the amazing Amy Paffrath to hear all about her dogs and be blown away by her dog naming skills! Finally, Allegra has only recently been made aware of Dog Dancing competitions and we are all 100% on board! If you enjoy this episode, be sure to tell a friend!

Feb 16, 2016

Well, let's start off by saying: THIS IS RENEE'S FAVORITE VALENTINE'S EVER! Listen and find out why. When you listen, you'll find out about Renee's new friend Tyson in Dogs We Met This Week. Also, find out all about Afghan Hounds in this week's Mutt Minute. We're so excited to talk to our guest, the amazing dog trainer Cora Wittekind. Want to learn about Pistachio's DNA test? You will! Finally, learn about the new hit app Fetch in Cool Dog Tech! There sure is a lot of learnin' in in this episode!

Feb 9, 2016

Well friends, another Puppy Bowl is in the books! Of course, we pre-recorded this so we have no idea who won... ANYWAY! What we do know is that we have a great episode for you this week! In Dogs We Met This Week, Travis sort of met a mysterious museum dog! Allegra tells us all about Dalmations in this week's Mutt Minute. We are so excited to be joined by the amazing Theresa Thorn to hear all about her two amazing dogs and the time they scared the living crap out of her! Allegra walks us through some Cool Dog Tech and we talk about what kind of dogs we would be! See, didn't I tell you it was a good one!

Feb 2, 2016

Oh friends, have we got an episode for you! First, in Dogs We Meet This Week, we met a WHOLE LOT OF DOGS! The first ever CIPYD dog meet up was a huge success and we can't wait to tell you all about it! In Mutt Minute, learn all about the super-scruffy, super adorable Glen Amal Terrier!We are so excited to be joined this week by podcaster/awesome person Alison Rosen! Finally, it's that time of year again: THE PUPPY BOWL! There's a lot riding on this one folks!

Jan 26, 2016

It's a very special CIPYD friends and we're so glad you were able to join us! First, hear about the mystery dog (possibly a ghost) that Allegra met! Then, learn about Boxers in Mutt Minute. We are so excited to be joined this week by MaximumFun all-star Jordan Morris! Now, here's the catch folks: JORDAN'S A CAT PERSON! So, join us for our first ever CIPYD Debate! It's Dog Owners versus Cat Owners! The good news is, no matter what, everyone wins!

Jan 19, 2016

Hello everyone! Welcome to another smash episode of CIPYD! First, we have a minor hair-related injury to report. Then, a Scooby Doo fact and a Travis retraction! In Dogs We Met, get your daily does of Ziggy! Let Renee teach you all about Schipperkes in this week's Mutt Minute. We are so excited to be joined this week b Nicole Cliffe (co-founder of the-toast.net). She has recently added a puppy to her home and combined with her human children, the cuteness is overwhelming. Finally, Allegra shares with us some stupid dog tech. In fact, it might just be the stupidest dog tech! Enjoy!

Jan 12, 2016

Oh hello! You've caught us in the middle of a very important philosophical discussion: What's the deal with the Scooby Gang?! In Dogs We Met This Week, we fought through the El Nino to meet a dog IN GALOSHES!!! We've also got the Mutt Minute of Allegra's life: Chihuahuas! Did you see the meme making the rounds about "dog pants"? Seems there's a company out there that took the idea and ran with it! In a very personal Dog News, Allegra got a lot of really awesome dog themed gifts for her birthday! Hear all about them and everything else! Join us!

Jan 5, 2016

Happy New Year friends! 2016 is off to a rip roaring start so we thought we'd celebrate with another great episode! Allegra and Renee tempted some dogs with purse food in Dogs We Met. In Mutt Minute, Renee tells us all about the Dachshund and some incredible Wiener Dog Facts! Tess Barker (Author, Comedian, Host of Lady to Lady) joins us to tell us about her dogs and her amazing match-making skills! Finally, Allegra tells us all about some amazing dogs protecting some amazing Penguins! And did we mention: IT'S ALLEGRA'S BIRTHDAY!

Dec 29, 2015

Well friends, things are a little rough health-wise over here at CIPYD HQ! Don't worry, we didn't let it stop us from bringing you a brand new episode! On this episode, Renee tells us about a very special dog she met over the holidays. Allegra teaches us about Giant Schnauzers in this week's Mutt Minute. Renee, Allegra and Travis share their dogs' New Year's Resolutions! Finally, Allegra tells us about a brand new "dog collecting" game in Dog Tech! Don't mind the coughing, enjoy the episode!

Dec 22, 2015

Happy Holidays everyone! We've brought a sack full of presents for you! First, enjoy this very special and personal Dog We Met This Week! In Mutt Minute, unwrap some Cairn Terrier knowledge! We've got a box full of interview with Matt Nelson of @Dog_Rates fame! And what's that behind the couch? It's the special present of a newly elected dog mayor! Feel free to return anything that doesn't fit right!

Dec 15, 2015

A chill is in the air, but it's warm in the studio! Travis is back this week and we welcome him with a brand new title! In Dogs We Met, Renee encountered two pugs or perhaps we should say "puglets"? Have you noticed less and less Cocker Spaniels around? Could there be a reason?! Learn all about them in Mutt Minute! We are joined this week by the amazing Noël Wells (SNL, Master of None). Not only is she an amazing guest, she just might have the pitch for the dog movie hit of the summer! In Dog News, Allegra shares an interesting study on how having pets with you impacts your sleep! (Hint: based on how our show goes, you can probably figure out what the study found!) Come on in and warm up!

Dec 8, 2015

What an extra special episode this week! First, we've got an extra special producer this week! Former guest and friend of the show Teresa McElroy is working the sound board this week! In Dogs We Met, three very special dogs! In Mutt Minute, the very rare (and very special!) Stabyhoun! We've got a very special guest this week, the hilarious Emily Heller joins us to share stories of her childhood dogs!  Meals on Wheels has a very special branch called PALS that helps care for their clients pets! And did you catch that very special interview with Carrie Fisher and her dog? The specialness never ends!

Dec 1, 2015

Have we got a special deal for you! It's a special twofer episode! We have two, I repeat TWO dogs we met this week. Allegra met a fat Chihuahua at the dog park and Travis met the puppiest puppy at an appliance store. We're joined by comedian and podcaster Will Weldon about his incredibly quirky dog Lenny! Will sticks around so Allegra can give us a Mutt Minute on Basset Hounds. Renee has not one, but TWO pieces of Cool Dog Tech! Someone had the genius idea to film their weeding using their dog as a camera person. Also, science has invented a camera that is triggered by a dog's heart rate. Mostly, they seem to take pictures of beans a lot. You're really going to get some great bang for your buck on this one folks!

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