Animal Planet’s “Rescue Dog to Super Dog” Show Will Leave You In

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
If you’re a sucker for rescue dogs (or any dog, for that matter!) you’re going to want to tune into Animal Planet’s new show, Rescue Dog to Super Dog this month. Spoiler: You’ll need tissues!

I admit it. Stories about shelter dogs with the happiest of endings make me all sappy inside, and I’m not ashamed to say it! It should be no surprise that I teared up just watching the trailer of Animal Planet’s new show Rescue Dog to Super Dog.

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In the show, which debuted this week, dog trainers Nate Schoemer and Laura London pair people who need companion dogs with dogs they’ve rescued from shelters and rehabilitate to fit the bill. The duo works with each dog specifically for the potential owner they have in mind, and also instill basic obedience.

Once they’ve been trained and are placed in the home, Schoemer and London work with the human and his/her new companion pup to ensure the pair matches and will be a good fit together. And that, friends…that’s when the tears start.

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I’m partial to military service members who need help, as my husband is an active-duty Marine, and we know all too intimately about the sad effects of PTSD on many of his comrades. The first episode had me all torn up as London and Schoemer matched a former Marine who suffers from PTSD with a golden retriever/rottweiler mix named Kalani. It’s joy to watch a hero receive the help he is entitled to have to live his life to the fullest, and it’s joy to watch dogs that may have been overlooked in shelters (and thus, put down) find love and gratitude in their very own fur-ever homes.

It airs next on August 12, so go ahead…try watching it without a box (or two) of tissues. But don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Lori Ennis
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