On November 16, 2018, Netflix added a new docuseries, Dogs, to their library, and it’s been giving people everywhere (dog lovers in particular, but pretty much everyone else too) a whole lot of emotions.
The series was inspired by a chance encounter that Glen Zipper (the creator) had with a neglected dog on the streets of New Jersey. The dog, Anthony, was eventually shipped off to a shelter and put in line to be euthanized. Thankfully, Glen was able to arrive at the shelter and rescue Anthony just in time! In the process, he also connected with several other dogs at the shelter, and Dogs was born.
In this new series, Glen traveled to, Japan, Italy, Syria, Costa Rica and throughout the US, exploring the unconditional love and connection furry friends have with their owners.
EPISODE 1. “THE KID WITH A DOG”
An 11-year-old girl, Corrine, suffers from seizures. She meets Rory, a dog trained to detect them. This episode focuses on their bond, friendship, and ultimate trust between man’s best friend and her health.
Episode 2: “BRAVO, ZEUS”
Ayham, a refugee from Syria, has been separated from his husky, Zeus for over two years. He is hoping for a reunion.
Episode 3. “ICE ON THE WATER”
An Italian fisherman and his best friend, Ice prepare for tourist season.
Episode 4. “SCISSORS DOWN”
This episode covers the ultimate grooming contest, set in Japan. A country where grooming is an art form and people really look like their dogs.
Episode 5: “TERRITORIO de ZEGUATES”
Did you know there is an outdoor mecca for dogs? This sanctuary cares for over 800 dogs in the mountains of Costa Rica.
Episode 6 “SECOND CHANCES”
An exploration of New York City’s adoption system.
Glen said, “Our love for [dogs] speaks to our unanimity of needs. Love. Friendship. Companionship. Loyalty. We all want these qualities in our lives, and dogs are the only souls on the planet who guarantee us each and every one of them in spades.”
This series is a must for all dog lovers. You don’t believe me? Check out the trailer:
I’m not crying, you’re crying.