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The Dog House

  • Season 2
  • 9 episodes
  • Documentary
  • Nature
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Episode 1: The Dog House

Summary

Documentary following the staff of Wood Green animal charity, who are committed to matching their homeless dogs with prospective owners. An eight-stone Newfoundland makes a favourable first impression on the Coxon family, but staff are worried that his habit of showering everyone with a spray of slobber may take some of the gloss off. Nine-week-old French bulldog Kevin competes with a nervous terrier to win the hearts of loved-up couple Ryan and Katie, while a recently widowed grandmother seeks another `beating heart' to help fill a home that is feeling very empty.

Review

The staff at the Wood Green animal shelter have to act like matchmakers sometimes because it’s so important to place a dog that’s already been severely let down by human beings with the right new owners. 

The three potential owners in the first episode of this returning series each have different requirements, so you’ll sympathise with dog trainer Sue when she says she wishes they could line up the families and give the dog a resumé so that he or she could choose. What’s so moving is seeing how the dogs, who are often depressed or sad, respond to a few gentle words and some ear-scratching. It makes you realise that all they want is to be loved.

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DirectorPaddy Flanagan
DirectorMyles Jenks
Executive producerNick Mirsky
ProducerPaddy Flanagan
ProducerMyles Jenks
Series producerVictoria Bell

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  • Episode 1

    The Dog House

    Summary

    Documentary following the staff of Wood Green animal charity, who are committed to matching their homeless dogs with prospective owners. An eight-stone Newfoundland makes a favourable first impression on the Coxon family, but staff are worried that his habit of showering everyone with a spray of slobber may take some of the gloss off. Nine-week-old French bulldog Kevin competes with a nervous terrier to win the hearts of loved-up couple Ryan and Katie, while a recently widowed grandmother seeks another `beating heart' to help fill a home that is feeling very empty.

    Review

    The staff at the Wood Green animal shelter have to act like matchmakers sometimes because it’s so important to place a dog that’s already been severely let down by human beings with the right new owners. 

    The three potential owners in the first episode of this returning series each have different requirements, so you’ll sympathise with dog trainer Sue when she says she wishes they could line up the families and give the dog a resumé so that he or she could choose. What’s so moving is seeing how the dogs, who are often depressed or sad, respond to a few gentle words and some ear-scratching. It makes you realise that all they want is to be loved.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorPaddy Flanagan
    DirectorMyles Jenks
    Executive producerNick Mirsky
    ProducerPaddy Flanagan
    ProducerMyles Jenks
    Series producerVictoria Bell
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