We're more than a little excited here at Z Living HQ. Today billboards went up at bus stops and kiosks around NYC promoting a new show coming to the Z Living network airwaves this fall, Finding Fido. But this show is more than cute dogs (and host), it's about making connections that will change lives.
What's it all about?
Finding Fido is all about matching the right person with the right dog. Underwater dog photographer (yes you heard that right) and behaviorist Seth Casteel hosts the show, playing matchmaker each week to a person and a pooch.
He works to understand the lifestyle as well as physical and emotional challenges of the guests to help him determine which dog is the perfect fit for them. Then three dogs from local shelters are chosen to come and meet the guest and ultimately one becomes the lucky dog that finds a forever home.
Ultimately these matches aren't just a win for the emotional health of the guest, but for their physical health too. After the initial union we get to check back in and see the total wellness transformation that many of the guests experience, thanks in large part to their new companion.
In Seth's own words, "The best part of my job is hanging out with these dogs. I like people, but I gotta tell you, I like dogs a little better... if we all lived a little more like dogs the world would be an even better place."
This isn't pet store window browsing (boo for pet stores anyway) or a puppy cute contest, although there are plenty of cute dogs to be seen on this program. This show is all about taking rescue dogs and giving them a second chance, and in the process we're saving people too.
But we're not alone in our crusade to find the perfect match. PopSugar has joined in on the action with a web series of their own. Finding Fido: The Dog Who.... tells the stories behind the special unions between dogs and their owners as they prepare to meet famed underwater dog photographer Seth Casteel who will help them capture a one-of-a-kind image. We can't wait to see the awesome stories and images that come out of this web series on PopSugar.com!
So when can you watch it?!
We know, we know. We're eager to watch too! But you'll have to wait until this fall when Finding Fido premieres on Z Living. In the meantime we'll be sharing plenty of behind the scenes footage, interviews, and yes, adorable dog pics, from the set of Fido to keep you in the loop on everything that's happening. So check back often and we'll have more to share soon.
In the meantime, check out the newest shows on Z Living
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