primped, pampered, coiffed and cloaked in couture
For The Love of Dog
a Portfolio Entertainment Production
World Broadcast Premiere
GLOBAL TV | October 19, 2013 | 8:00PM ET
They are tucked into strollers and play piano with painted nails. They are today’s soul mates, substitute children, reincarnated spouses, and, of course, the ultimate fashion accessory. These are dogs, not humans. And you will see more than you think in the upcoming dogumentary For The Love of Dog, a world broadcast premiere on GLOBAL TV, October 19, 8PM ET.
While it may be tempting to dismiss dog owners as obsessive eccentrics and social misfits who prefer canines to humans, For The Love of Dog reaches beyond the stereotype to examine this bizarre sub-culture. In a series of intertwined narratives, we meet some of North America’s most passionate and colourful owners and their dogs. These are people from all walks of life who throw lavish dog weddings, attend “doga classes” and “paw-jama” parties, dance with their dogs in theatrical extravaganzas and hire psychics to re-connect with dogs that have passed on. Get ready to experience a different leash on life.
Mama Hawk declares that her puppy, Princess, “doesn’t lie, doesn’t steal and doesn’t stab people in the back.” Darsey has a closet full of canine couture for her dog, Mille LaRue, David abhors dressing up dogs but is completely comfortable giving his dog, Elvis, a “Bark Mitzvah,” while a bereaved Wanda desperately tries to come to terms with having recently euthanized her cancer-ridden dog Butler. Just to name a few of the stories in For The Love of Dog.
Despite concern or judgment from family and friends, their dogs are the central focus of their lives. Each story is told with openness and a striking intimacy, allowing us to understand the motivations and psyches of extreme dog owners. From the fun and playful to the profound and heartbreaking, For The Love of Dog, challenges our perceptions of how we relate to dogs and to each other.
Executive Producers are Joy Rosen and Lisa Olfman. It was produced by Dale Burshtein and directed by Sarah Goodman.
For The Love of Dog is produced by Omidog Productions Inc., a Portfolio Entertainment production, in association with Shaw Media, with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund and with the assistance of the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
About Portfolio Entertainment
For The Love of Dog, marks Portfolio’s first foray into factual television. The company , best known for producing and distributing animated series such as The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! (60 x 30) has a global reputation for creative excellence and entrepreneurial spirit.