Jen’s written for magazines such as Growing Up in Santa Cruz, Coastal Canine Magazine, and Spot. She is a licensed presenter of Family Paws (an international program assisting expectant parents and families with children with their pet-related challenges) and a longtime member of Delta Pet Partners (animal-assisted therapy).  She also has done extensive public speaking before large public groups and on radio and television. Pet Talk is her first radio program of her own!

Jen shares her rural Santa Cruz Mountain home with three herding dog mixes (the Smart Dog, the Good Dog, and the Best Dog), a charming orange tabby, and a very tolerant husband.


Jen Walker

Pet Talk-

on Hiatus for the Summer 

11:00 AM   Mondays 

Pet Talk will cover all sorts of topics related to pets and the people who love them: dogs and cats are just the start. Exploring domestication, pet adoption, pet health and veterinary issues, where to walk your dog, grooming, first aid, emergency preparedness and more will part of our conversations together! Links to songs played, books mentioned, poetry read, Pet Picks of the Week, and guests hosted will be posted on Pet Talk, KBCZ’s Facebook page:

Jen Walker has spent over a dozen years working in animal shelters, with strong emphasis on humane education, community outreach, and companion animal behavior. She has a Certificate in Training and Counseling from the prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers and is a Certified Humane Education Specialist

through the Humane Society for the United States. Jen is a Program Trainer with UnChained ( and has apprenticed with Mardi Richmond of Good Dog Santa Cruz. She has attended (and sometimes presented at) many conferences, workshops and seminars, and is deeply committed to continuing education for herself and others, including unpaid roles on several nonprofit director and advisory boards.

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