The Canine Condition
The Canine Condition is a DOGumentary series inspired by the first dog adopted by creator Jacqueline Piñol and her husband Jonny Blu. Seeing how many dogs were left behind when Jacqueline and Jonny picked up their new family member from a city shelter was heartbreaking. Scared, nervous and sometimes injured, these dogs lay on cold concrete floors, behind bars waiting for a chance to get noticed. Why this alarming scenario is so prevalent in the United States and what can they do to change it? This crisis began a self-funded, grass roots journey around the country in search of the answers.
The Canine Condition will show how people of all different cultural, social, religious and political backgrounds consistently share one binding factor: their willingness to lend each other a hand to save Human’s best friend.
Episode 1: The Journey Begins
After the adoption of our first dog, Dublin, a female Pittie Great Dane, our unexpected journey begins! Shaken by a social media post, we head from our home in Los Angeles, California to Georgia. We visit The Laurens County Humane Society in Dublin, Georgia where SAVE THE 200 had been the talk of...
Episode 2: Deep South Canine Rescue, Georgia
In the one traffic light, southern town of Ellaville, Georgia population 1,585, Pam Dixon, founder of Deep South Canine Rescue (DSCR), finds time outside her small house cleaning business to combat the daily onslaught of abandoned dogs seen roaming the streets or dumped in the deserted countrysid...
Episode 3: 2 Da Rescue, Arizona
From Georgia to Arizona with dogs Jake and Buddy in tow we trek across the country where 2 Da Rescue organization founder Karen Franklin offers us help to safely adopt out Jake and Buddy. She also enlightens us with a rich perspective on the landscape of the homeless dog population in Arizona. He...
Episode 4: The Kramer Foundation, New York
Retired New York law enforcement officer Juli Lathrop saves shelter dogs from death row in upstate N.Y. through her non profit rescue organization The Kramer Foundation. Juli trains these innocent, resilient dogs to be service dogs, military vet companions, search and rescue dogs for K9 Units and...
Episode 5: Sammy's Hope Rescue, New Jersey
Driving from New York toward New Jersey we find out about a small private shelter named Sammy’s Hope in Sayreville, N.J. This is where a group of animal lovers and volunteers from several city shelters joins forces to create this non profit organization so they can save homeless dogs from the ove...
Episode 6: Angels Among Us Rescue, Georgia
With the state of Georgia having one of the highest euthanasia rates in the country, we make our way back to this state to keep investigating the cause and searching for the solution. We visit with volunteers and saved dogs from Angels Among Us Dog Rescue, one of the largest foster home based res...