Dog Rescuers

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  • 2017
  • 5 Seasons

Dog Rescuers is a reality television series, produced by Total Content Digital, that focuses on the efforts of animal welfare agencies and their volunteers to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs who have been mistreated, abandoned or neglected. The show is hosted by dog lover and journalist, Anna Webb, who is passionate about animal welfare and is committed to raising awareness about the plight of rescue dogs.

The format of the show consists of a series of real-life stories of dogs in crisis, interspersed with interviews with animal welfare experts and behind the scenes footage of rescue operations. The show is heartwarming but also emotional, as viewers are exposed to the harsh realities of life for dogs who are not fortunate enough to have loving homes.

Each episode typically follows the story of several dogs, highlighting the unique challenges they must overcome to find their forever homes. The dogs are presented as individuals, with their own personalities and quirks, and viewers are encouraged to empathize with them and root for their success. The show also provides practical information on pet care and adoption, with tips on how to train and care for rescue dogs.

One of the main themes of the show is the importance of the bond between humans and animals. Many of the dogs on the show have suffered abuse or neglect, and their trust in humans has been shattered. Viewers are shown how dedicated and patient volunteers work to gain the dogs' trust and help them overcome their fears. The goal of the show is to inspire viewers to become involved in animal rescue and to understand the value of giving rescue dogs a second chance.

Another key theme of the show is the issue of puppy farming. Many of the dogs on the show are the unfortunate victims of unscrupulous breeders who prioritize profit over the welfare of the dogs. The show raises awareness of this issue and urges viewers to avoid purchasing dogs from pet stores or online, and to support responsible breeders or adopt a rescue dog instead.

The production values of the show are high, with professional editing, music and voice-over narration. The show makes use of drone footage, time-lapse sequences and slow-motion shots to enhance the emotional impact of the stories. The interviews with animal welfare experts add credibility and depth to the show, and viewers can learn a great deal from their insights.

The host, Anna Webb, is a knowledgeable and engaging presenter, who is clearly passionate about animal welfare issues. She has a natural rapport with both the dogs and the human characters on the show, and viewers can feel her genuine concern for the welfare of the animals. Her warmth and enthusiasm help to make the show relatable and uplifting, even in the face of difficult circumstances.

Overall, Dog Rescuers is an inspiring and educational show that raises awareness of the issues facing rescue dogs and the dedicated people who work to improve their lives. The show is well-produced, engaging and heartwarming, and it is sure to leave viewers with a greater appreciation for the importance of animal rescue. Whether you are a dog lover or simply an animal welfare advocate, this show is a must-watch.

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Episode 20
20. Episode 20
October 31, 2017
Inspector Sarah Gardner meets Sausage who skin condition causes him to itch constantly. Anthony Pulfer comes to rescue of a helpless dog that has been cruelly abandoned. We meet some of the sweetest puppies that were deserted and had lived in suffocating heat.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
October 24, 2017
Inspector Anthony Joynes may have met his match when he comes across a massive Rottweiler. It's a sad goodbye for Bear and her owner, as he wants what's best for the elderly Akita. And we find out how Oliver's incredible nose can make life with a disease much easier.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
October 17, 2017
It is an emotional goodbye for an owner can no longer care for deaf Staffie cross Isla. Inspector Herchy Boal has a hand in the biggest dog rescue from one house ever featured on the show. Rescue dog Teddy returns the favor by help bringing his owner back to life.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
October 10, 2017
The Dog Rescuers come to the aid of two dogs living in a puppy trafficker's cold and dirty shed. A pair of Lhasa Apso puppies dumped over a garden wall barely survive the wet cold night. And we find out what happens when breeding for looks goes too far.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
October 3, 2017
When an owner gets caught on camera abusing his dog it is time for Inspector Anthony Joynes to step in. Anthony Pulfer lends a hand to a homeless man's best friend who desperately needs to see a vet. We explore just how important therapy dogs are in hospitals.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
September 26, 2017
Inspector Sarah Gardner visits one of the worst multi-dog homes we've ever seen with over 40 cats and dogs! Anthony Pulfer checks in on dogs rescued from a deadly house fire with concern for smoke inhalation. And Jason Bowles picks up a pair of dogs, Mitzy and Deano, whose owner had given them up, as they could not care for them anymore.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
September 19, 2017
Across the UK, thousands of dogs that spend Christmas in rescue centres. This year, we are going to be telling the stories of some of the RSPCA's hardest to rehome dogs. Six-year-old Billy is going blind. Marvin's been in RSPCA Southport's care for over a year. Biggy, a 12-year-old Staffie cross, has a long-term health condition. Will these playful pooches find a home in time for Christmas?
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
September 12, 2017
In Liverpool, Animal Welfare Officer Matt Brown rescues two dogs living outside with only a TV cabinet for shelter. Three Rottweiler crosses are signed over to the RSPCA after their owner can no longer give them the life they need. And it's a first for The Dog Rescuers when we meet Raccoon dog Cedric. Yes, that's right: Raccoon dog.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
September 5, 2018
In Merseyside, inspector Anthony Joynes rescues two Collie crosses with terrible skin conditions. When a critically ill puppy is found straying on the street, inspector Jaqui Miller is called upon. Inspector Lewis Taylor checks in on Bridget, one of 27 Poodles he rescued from a house in Cornwall. And Rex, the dog so emaciated he was close to death gets the happy ending he deserves.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
August 29, 2017
Inspector Lauren Bailey rescues Tiny, a Yorkshire Terrier suffering from severe fur loss. But that might not be the only concern. Eight dogs destined for the dinner plate in South Korea are given a second chance at life in the UK. Inspector Anthony Pulfer is called to a crime scene to help out two dogs in need. It's an emotional goodbye when an owner has to give up her beloved Border Collies.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
August 22, 2017
Kris Walker visits a property and finds Missy, one of the most matted dogs we've ever seen on the show. Inspector Keira Benham is concerned when she finds two dogs living in hazardous conditions. Can Rex and Tyson's owner clean up her act or is it too little too late? And it's d-day for Ted. Find out if the rescue Spaniel has what it takes to become a fully-fledged police sniffer dog.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
August 15, 2017
When two dogs are confined to one room without food or water, inspector Anthony Pulfer is straight on the scene. We follow the recovery of Snoopy, a young dog found collapsed on the edge of a road. The lurcher was just skin and bones when she was spotted. In Shropshire, inspector Kate Parker comes to the aid of Rocko, a tiny puppy living in unsuitable conditions.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
August 8, 2017
Inspector Kate Ford battles to save skinny Staffie cross Brandy. Brandy's owner says she's fed regularly but isn't putting on weight. Lurcher Ella was tied to a fence and abandoned. When inspector Justin Stubbs found her, she was suffering from fur loss and was terrified. There's a new challenge for trainee police dog Ted as he competes against veteran sniffer dogs to search out firearms.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
August 1, 2017
In this episode, inspector Keira Benham fights to save five dogs from a house in South Yorkshire, but their owners refuse to give them up, a concerned Keira must enlist the help of the police. A Staffie left tied to some railings is given a second chance at happiness after inspector Anthony Joynes swoops in to save him. Inspector Anthony Pulfer brings Jack Russell Missy into the care of the RSPCA.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
August 1, 2017
When footage of a dog being beaten by his owner comes to the attention of the RSPCA, inspector Mel Fisher is straight on the case. It doesn't take long for her to rescue the young German Shepherd and bring the owner to justice. In Sunderland, inspector Jaqui Miller has her hands full when three generations of dogs are signed over by their struggling owner, and help has arrived just in time.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
July 25, 2017
Inspector Kate Parker rescues Max, a skinny dog left alone. It doesn't take long for this friendly crossbreed to bounce back. We follow the progress of Ellie, a Dogue de Bordeaux left terrified of men after experiencing threatening behaviour at the hands of her previous owner. The team at Preston animal centre work on rebuilding her trust. Inspector Sarah Gardner is faced with a tough decision.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
July 18, 2017
When 18-month-old JD is found tied to a radiator and left without food or water, inspector Anthony Pulfer is desperate to get him to the vet. In Yorkshire, inspector Keira Benham comes to the aid of Ruby, a Jack Russell with a nasty skin condition. We meet Ted, the Spaniel rescued from a squalid bedsit eager to become a police sniffer dog. And see what the right care and attention can do for Rex.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
July 11, 2017
The RSPCA are called to the aid of elderly crossbreed, Ben. In Lancashire, a couple must improve their living conditions or face losing their beloved Bichon Frise. We catch up with Molly. On Valentine's Day, Cardiologist Chris Linney tries to fix the tiny Terrier's broken heart. And see the incredible transformation of Zeus, a Dogue de Bordeaux is given a second chance.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
July 4, 2017
Inspector Helen Smith saves Turner and Hooch, two Dogue de Bordeauxs found abandoned in a garden. Inspector Becky Bedson tracks down a dog that was spotted stranded in a flood relief channel. It's a freezing day so she needs to act fast. Shih Tzu Olive was found on a building site, heavily matted and in pain. And meet Pepper, the Dalmatian stealing hearts across Merseyside.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
June 27, 2017
Elderly Timmy, a Collie cross, is discovered in a house with a huge painful tumour on his face, but inspector Anthony Joynes refuses to give up on him. Inspector Helen Smith meets Archie, a stroppy Shih-Tzu that has become so matted, he can barely see or hear. Inspector Simon Evans pays a visit to two French Bulldog puppies, Yoda and Mogwai, that were found in Pontypool Park in Wales.
  • Premiere Date
    June 27, 2017