If you like the idea of an animal rescue center set up like a dating agency, you’ll want to add The Dog House: UK to your streaming list right away.
This new eight-episode HBO Max docuseries sees singles, couples, and families traveling to Wood Green, a dog rescue center in the English countryside, in hopes of matching with the perfect pet. Though The Dog House is repetitive at times, it’s still plenty of fun.
The series purports to be a “dating” show for dogs and their owners — and though it doesn’t contain the drama typically associated with a matchmaking series, its setup remains clever.
Each episode, about 47 minutes long, features three households on the hunt for a furry friend. After the prospective pet owners check into Wood Green and describe their ideal pup, the rescue center’s employees head to the computer to search through their files and find the perfect match based on breed and personality. After they track down a strong candidate, they return to the hopefuls with the results. Read more…