Salvage Dawgs

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  • 2012
  • 12 Seasons
  • 7.7  (214)

Salvage Dawgs is a reality television show that premiered on the DIY Network in November 2012. The show follows Mike Whiteside and Robert Kulp, co-owners of Black Dog Salvage, as they search for and salvage valuable pieces of architectural history from buildings that are scheduled for demolition. The show also features their team, including Grayson Goldsmith, who helps with the actual deconstruction and salvage process.

The Salvage Dawgs team travels throughout the southeastern United States, searching for buildings that are either being torn down or renovated, and then carefully disassembles them, salvaging anything that they believe could be sold or repurposed. Some of the buildings that they have tackled in the past include a nineteenth-century mansion that was being torn down in Virginia, an old airplane hangar, a bowling alley, and an elementary school. Every episode features the team dealing with a particular structure, and it's always exciting to see what they will find inside.

One of the things that sets Salvage Dawgs apart from other shows of its kind is the attention to detail that the team must put into their work. Rather than simply ripping things down and taking what they can, the team carefully removes everything by hand to prevent damage. They then load everything that they have saved onto their large truck and transfer it to their warehouse in Roanoke, Virginia. Their ability to carefully remove everything means that customers get quality items that are far better than anything they would be able to find in a modern home improvement store.

After they've brought back all of their treasures, the team at Black Dog Salvage begins the process of restoring and reselling each piece. This often involves a great deal of creativity and hard work, as many of the pieces are old and damaged. One of the things that makes the show so fascinating is watching the team restore these items to their former glory. Whether it's a century-old door or a large stained glass window, they work hard to make sure that each item is restored as closely as possible to its original condition.

Throughout the show, we get to know the team members and their unique personalities. Mike Whiteside and Robert Kulp are the co-owners of Black Dog Salvage, and they each bring a lot of knowledge and experience to the show. Whiteside is an expert in architectural history and is passionate about preserving pieces of history that would otherwise be destroyed. Kulp is a former Navy diver and has a background in construction and engineering, which comes in handy when it comes to navigating the tricky process of removing large and heavy items.

Alongside the two owners is Grayson Goldsmith, who often takes on a leadership role in projects that involve intricate woodworking. She grew up around construction and has a great deal of experience in the field. She also has a keen eye for design and often helps customers envision how they can incorporate the salvaged items into their homes.

Salvage Dawgs has been tremendously successful over the years, running for 11 seasons and counting. Fans of the show love watching the team at Black Dog Salvage discover hidden treasures and then bring them back to life. The show has even spawned a series of online videos, as well as a line of furniture and home goods made from salvaged materials that are sold in their store and online.

Overall, Salvage Dawgs is an entertaining and educational show that is perfect for anyone who loves history, architecture, or DIY projects. The team at Black Dog Salvage is passionate about what they do, and it shows in every episode. Watching them carefully dismantle buildings and then restore salvaged items is both fascinating and inspiring, and it's no wonder that the show has become such a hit over the years.

Salvage Dawgs is a series that is currently running and has 12 seasons (145 episodes). The series first aired on November 8, 2012.

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Cascades Inn
13. Cascades Inn
January 30, 2020
The Dawgs take on a salvage in Bath County, Virginia, at the Cascades Inn.
Roanoke Fire Station #1
12. Roanoke Fire Station #1
January 30, 2020
Robert takes the Dawgs downtown to salvage a historic firehouse that is being transformed into a restaurant and brewery. Later, Mike and Tay visit an antique shop in hopes of picking up some parts for a commission build.
Roanoke Bell Tower and Sign
11. Roanoke Bell Tower and Sign
January 23, 2020
Recruited by a local church, the Dawgs head across town to remove a weakening bell tower, and things turn out to be more dangerous than expected. Later, Mike works with a customer to design a checkout counter that's as practical as it is stunning.
Dublin Mill
10. Dublin Mill
January 16, 2020
The Dawgs travel to Dublin, Virginia, to help remove a dated water turbine from the historic Belle-Hampton Farm. After a full day of salvage, Mike and Tay return to the shop to build a kitchen island cart.
Firehouse Number 7
9. Firehouse Number 7
January 9, 2020
Firefighters ask the Dawgs to salvage what they can from their old fire house, and the team works with them to incorporate the materials into a new facility. Then, the guys heads to Highpoint, NC, to fill up their trucks with international treasures.
Liberty Trust Building
8. Liberty Trust Building
January 2, 2020
Robert keeps the team local as they take on the old Liberty Trust Building.
Virginia Tobacco Plant
7. Virginia Tobacco Plant
December 23, 2019
The team tackles a five-story cigarette factory in tobacco country.
New Jersey Mansion
6. New Jersey Mansion
December 16, 2019
The Dawgs are challenged by extravagant remodeling and design touches while salvaging a governor's mansion in Livingston, N.J.; Mike and Tay work on a build for a local bar.
North Carolina Pick and Haul
5. North Carolina Pick and Haul
December 9, 2019
The Dawgs travel to North Carolina in hopes of salvaging a mansion in Charlotte and an iconic sign in Raleigh. Later, Mike and Tay reconvene at the shop to transform ironwood pallets into ergonomically pleasing chairs.
Last Trip to Cap Center
4. Last Trip to Cap Center
November 25, 2019
The Dawgs focus their attention on the exterior finishes of the Boulevard at the Capital Centre to complete their last round of salvaging in Largo, MD. Later, the team transforms a box of old farm equipment into a one-of-a-kind build.
Return to Jamestown, NY
3. Return to Jamestown, NY
November 18, 2019
The Dawgs return to Jamestown, NY, for their second go at salvaging a home that's been expanded to create a 26,000-square-foot Moose Lodge. The mixed architecture turns over an array of treasures, including neon lights and ornate roofing tiles.
Maryland Strip Mall
2. Maryland Strip Mall
November 11, 2019
The crew salvages items from a sporting goods store in Largo, Maryland.
Jamestown Moose Lodge
1. Jamestown Moose Lodge
November 4, 2019
Eager to save some late Victorian architecture, the Dawgs accept an invitation to salvage a hundred-year-old Moose Lodge in Jamestown, New York. The 10-hour drive proves worth it as they collect unique stair spindles and beautiful stained glass.
Where to Watch Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs is available for streaming on the DIY Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Salvage Dawgs on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 8, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (214)