Be Prepared to Cry Through All 6 Episodes of Netflix’s Emotional New Docuseries About Dogs
“In times of division, volatility, and confusion, Dogs is an emotional palate cleanse.”
They’ve been by our sides for centuries, and man’s best friend is finally getting a world-wide television event that’s worthy of them.
(Spoiler alert: You might want to start stockpiling tissues now.)
Dogs is a new docuseries from Netflix “celebrating the deep emotional bonds between people and their beloved four-legged friends,” Variety reports. The emotional six-part series travels around the world, to countries including Syria, Japan, Costa Rica, Italy, and the United States, telling the stories of a few incredible dogs and their people.
Honestly, we’re getting teary-eyed just thinking about it...
“Dogs don’t just make us feel loved, dogs make us feel safe,” Glenn Zipper, who produced the series alongside Amy Berg, told Variety. “In the world we live in today, no matter how divided we are, we should take care to realize how much dogs mean to all of us, and how our bond with them can help bring us together.”
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One episode features a singing husky stuck in Syria, while another shares the story of a therapy dog named Rory, who has devoted his life to an 11-year-old girl suffering from traumatic seizures. The final episode documents the efforts of Hearts and Bones as it rescues dogs from a high-kill shelter in the South and brings them to New York to find their forever homes.
“In times of division, volatility, and confusion, Dogs is an emotional palate cleanse. Watching the show offers a salve for the spirit and reminds us of the redemptive power of love,” Berg told Variety.
Dogs is set to premier on Netflix November 16. In the meantime, you’ll have to rely on the above trailer for your emotional palate cleanse.