Netflix’s ‘Dogs’ Docuseries Will Get You Crying and Running to Adopt a Furry Friend

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A new docuseries, Dogs, premiered on Netflix on November 16.

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It was inspired by a chance meeting on the streets of New Jersey by Glen Zipper (creator) and a skinny neglected dog with missing patches of hair. Much to Glen’s dismay, Anthony (the dog) was shipped off to a shelter where he would be euthanized. Luckily, Glen made it to the shelter, where he not only adopted Anthony but connected with the other waiting dogs. Thus, Netflix’s new Docuseries, 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.


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”

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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”

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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.


Did you know there is an outdoor mecca for dogs? This sanctuary cares for over 800 dogs in the mountains of Costa Rica.


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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.