A New “Dating” Show Matches Adoptable Pets With Loving Owners, and Awww

updated Jul 26, 2020
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Need some feel good TV? HBO Max is now airing a new series called “The Dog House: UK,” wherein abandoned dogs looking for forever homes are paired with prospective owners in a matchmaking-like setting.

Each 47-minute episode features three sets of humans in search of a furry friend. They make their way to the rural animal rescue center Wood Green, where they describe themselves and their idea of man’s best friend. The staff, acting as matchmakers, then find the right dog based on breed and personality. The two parties then have a meet-cute in a play pen to find out if it’s a match made in heaven.

Here’s the official trailer. Get ready to say “aww” a lot. Also, you might want to prepare tissues, just in case.

As with any story about dogs, the show is both touching and heartbreaking. The canines come from different backgrounds, some having rescued from the streets and from puppy mills, others surrendered by their owners because reasons. The potential adopters, too, have their own stories to tell. Some are families getting a dog for the first time, others are people in crises searching for a companion.

All these emotional elements make the meet-cute all the more rewarding, with both animal and human finding comfort in each other as they play and get to know each other. And although it doesn’t always work out, as is the case in real life adoptions, the series is still nonetheless wholesome and a must-watch for any dog lover.

The Dog House: UK” is airing now on HBO Max.