Love Crying Over Dogs? ‘The Dog House: UK’ on HBO Is Our Fave New Emotional Release

Dog lovers, we have big news for you.

HBO Max recently launched its unscripted docuseries, The Dog House: UK, which "captures the joy and complexity of the human-dog 'dating' experience,” according to a press release. Think of it as a dating show for dogs and pet owners.

Read on for everything you need to know about The Dog House: UK.


1. What is ‘The Dog House: UK’ about?

The eight-episode docuseries follows singles, couples and families on the hunt to find a furry friend to give a home.

The official synopsis reads, “Finding forever homes for rejected dogs isn't easy—but that's exactly what the staff of Wood Green do every day. Set inside a rural British animal rescue center known for its commitment to matching homeless dogs with eager owners, The Dog House: UK captures the joy and complexity of the human-dog ‘dating’ experience. Each episode introduces tearful tales of abandoned dogs, while also touching on relatable backstories of families, couples, and singletons all hoping their lives will be changed by a new four-legged friend. As this heartwarming unscripted series shows, it's up to the center's dedicated staff to match pet with potential new owner—and to arrange an all-important first date that will determine if the adorable pups and hopeful humans have that fated connection.”

2. When did it premiere?

The first episode of The Dog House: UK premiered on HBO Max on Thursday, July 23. A new episode is released every week.

3. Is there a trailer?

Yup! And it’s a tear-jerker.

From the 2-minute clip, its clear the staff at Wood Green is dedicated to the matchmaking aspect of their jobs. We get a glimpse of families looking to add a new member, individuals who are dealing with disabilities and are looking for a way to relieve stress and, of course, folks are simply seeking “a new friend.”

Hold your pets close for this one, cause things are about to get emotional.

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