The Wizard of Paws

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  • 2020
  • 5 Seasons
  • 9.3  (70)

The Wizard of Paws is a heartwarming and inspiring series that follows renowned animal prosthetist Derrick Campana as he transforms the lives of animals and their owners. The show premiered in 2020 on BYUtv and features a total of six episodes, each showcasing a different animal's journey to regain mobility and improve their quality of life.

Throughout the series, viewers are introduced to a variety of animals ranging from dogs and cats to a miniature horse and even a kangaroo. Derrick and his team of experts work closely with each animal and their owner to identify their unique needs and develop custom prosthetics that allow them to walk, run, and play like never before.

One of the standout episodes of the series features a golden retriever named Brenna who was born without front legs. With Derrick's help, Brenna is fitted with custom prosthetic legs that allow her to run, play fetch, and even swim for the first time. Her owner, Dana, is delighted to see her beloved pet finally able to fully enjoy her life and the two share a special bond that is truly heartwarming.

Another memorable episode features an energetic miniature horse named Theo, who suffers from a rare condition that causes his hooves to grow abnormally. Derrick works closely with Theo and his owner, Sandy, to develop prosthetic shoes that allow him to walk normally and avoid painful infections. Despite his small size, Theo has a big personality and quickly becomes a fan favorite on the show.

In addition to showcasing the incredible work that Derrick does, The Wizard of Paws also highlights the powerful bond between animals and their owners. Many of the animals featured on the show were facing euthanasia before Derrick intervened, and their owners are overcome with emotion as they see their beloved pets regain their mobility and quality of life.

Throughout the series, viewers also learn about the latest advancements in animal prosthetics and the challenges that come with developing custom devices for each individual animal. Derrick and his team often have to think creatively to design prosthetics that will work for animals with unique shapes and sizes, and they work tirelessly to ensure that each animal is given the best possible chance at a happy and healthy life.

Overall, The Wizard of Paws is a must-watch series for animal lovers and anyone looking for an uplifting and inspiring show. Derrick Campana is a true wizard when it comes to animal prosthetics and his passion and dedication to his work is evident in every episode. The show will leave you feeling inspired and touched by the incredible bond between animals and their owners.

The Wizard of Paws is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (51 episodes). The series first aired on April 8, 2020.

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Derrick Versus L.A. Part 2
11. Derrick Versus L.A. Part 2
June 25, 2023
Derrick races to finish building 13 unique devices in three days at his pop-up workshop in Los Angeles, leading to the single biggest night of his career at the Frida Project fundraiser where each dog he helped walks down the red carpet.
Derrick Versus L.A. Part 1
10. Derrick Versus L.A. Part 1
June 18, 2023
Derrick travels to Los Angeles to host a pop-up workshop for animals in need; this proves to be one of the biggest challenges yet in Derrick's career as he builds more prosthetics in three days than he ever has before.
Boundless Birdie
9. Boundless Birdie
June 11, 2023
Derrick revisits Chicago, Illinois to meet a 10-year old dog named Birdie, who has never walked with four legs. He's challenged with building a full limb prosthesis that Birdie will accept and use to prevent further injury to her front leg.
Story's Magic Leg
8. Story's Magic Leg
June 4, 2023
Derrick Travels to California to meet Story, a puppy found with a missing paw. her tender stump makes walking painful and puts pressure on her other limbs. Derrick hopes that a custom prosthetic will give her story a happy ending.
Ready, Set, Hanabi!
7. Ready, Set, Hanabi!
May 28, 2023
Host Derrick Campana travels to Louisville, Kentucky to create prosthetic legs for Hanabi, a pit bull terrier born without front paws.
Super Cow
6. Super Cow
May 21, 2023
In Austin, Texas, Derrick faces his greatest challenge yet as he creates a custom lift to offer quadriplegic cow Champion a new sense of mobility.
This Little Piggy Wants Wheels
5. This Little Piggy Wants Wheels
May 14, 2023
In Deltona, Florida, Derrick brings hope to a mother and daughter as he crafts a custom cart for their potbelly pig named Valentine. In the studio, Derrick builds pitbull cancer survivor, Emily Rose, a full-limb prosthetic.
Two Peas in a Pod
4. Two Peas in a Pod
May 7, 2023
Derrick travels to Ontario, Canada to meet best friends Winnie, a two-year-old dog, and Chip, a six-month-old sheep. Derrick builds them both custom carts that will allow them to explore the farm together.
Saving Amelia
3. Saving Amelia
April 30, 2023
At an animal sanctuary in Renton, Washington, Derrick builds a brace for Amelia, a cow with birth defects. He adds height to her shortened back leg to fix her triangle stance and hopefully extend her life.
The Karate Dog
2. The Karate Dog
April 28, 2023
Derrick travels to California to meet Martin and Jesse Kove, stars of the "Cobra Kai" franchise, and help create a prosthetic limb for Jesse's 3-legged dog, Bubba.
Sister, Sister
1. Sister, Sister
May 31, 2023
In Raleigh, North Carolina, Derrick helps Kaitlyn surprise her sister Kamryn by creating a full-limb prosthetic for Kamryn's dog Amiri after he lost his leg in a golf cart accident.
Where to Watch The Wizard of Paws
The Wizard of Paws is available for streaming on the BYUtv website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Wizard of Paws on demand at Disney+ and BYUtv.
  • Premiere Date
    April 8, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    9.3  (70)