37 episodes

They’re four-legged, full of love and often times more like family than their nickname suggests. Parcast Network’s endearing original series, Dog Tales, tells the true stories of heroic canines that have gone above and beyond their “best friend” duties. Every Monday, embark on a new journey of courage, service and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions.

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They’re four-legged, full of love and often times more like family than their nickname suggests. Parcast Network’s endearing original series, Dog Tales, tells the true stories of heroic canines that have gone above and beyond their “best friend” duties. Every Monday, embark on a new journey of courage, service and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions.

    Sgt. Rex: Marine Corps Hero

    Sgt. Rex: Marine Corps Hero

    In 2006, Mike Dowling and Megan Leavey were each desperate to adopt their bomb-detecting partner in the Marines: Rex the German Shepherd. But they’d have to fight the U.S. government, life-changing injuries, and even each other in order to bring their beloved Sergeant home.

    • 49 min
    Fido: Abraham Lincoln’s First ‘First Dog’

    Fido: Abraham Lincoln’s First ‘First Dog’

    Today, Abraham Lincoln is famous for his presidency, and for signing the Emancipation Proclamation. But he was known in his own lifetime for eccentricities like his love of animals, and his close relationship with a small stray mutt named Fido.

    • 41 min
    Higgins: From Stray to Star

    Higgins: From Stray to Star

    In 1958, animal trainer Frank Inn spotted a dirty, homeless mutt in an animal shelter. He took the pup, named Higgins, home... and made history. That humble stray became one of the biggest leading dogs in Hollywood, headlining the beloved Benji franchise.

    • 37 min
    Smoky: The Yorkie Doodle Dandy

    Smoky: The Yorkie Doodle Dandy

    On the island of New Guinea, at the height of WWII, Bill Wynne came across a stray pup—a 7-inch tall Yorkshire Terrier. He named her Smoky, and she's credited with being the first recorded therapy dog.

    • 47 min
    Cinderella Dogs: Overcoming Disabilities

    Cinderella Dogs: Overcoming Disabilities

    Just like humans, many dogs have their fair share of bad luck. But that can make their “Cinderella story” that much more inspiring. We’re sharing miraculous tales of animals that faced adverse circumstances and tall odds—but were lucky enough to connect with owners who helped them rise up and inspire the world.

    • 47 min
    Jofi: Freud’s Grand Dame

    Jofi: Freud’s Grand Dame

    Sigmund Freud is frequently described as the father of psychoanalysis, and his dog Jofi could be considered the grand dame of therapy dogs. Theirs was a partnership that didn't begin until late in Freud's life, but it was one that would change him forever.

    • 45 min

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